Sights of San Miguel in February 2019.

San Miguel de Allende
Nomada Cocina de Interpretacion: A fantastic restaurant find in San Miguel de Allende
February 11, 2019
Calle Stirling Dickinson
March 6, 2019
San Miguel de Allende

Rincon Restaurante Calle Stirling Dickinson

San Miguel de Allende, my home until May, presents for the visitor or for the resident, so many opportunities for exploration that it sometimes seems overwhelming.  Today, I am going to share with you some sights which I have taken in over last week or so right up to my lunch today.

Let’s begin with Bordello Bridge!  How is that for a name for a Bridge venue??  Well, we do play in a former bordello, officially named Casa de la Noche or House of the night and I understand that the location was frequented by some of the distinguished male residents of the town in years past.  The current owner has turned the location into a very nice boutique hotel/B and B and she has expanded by purchasing an adjacent lot and adding onto the main structure.  Twice a week there is a very friendly and fun Bridge game at this location and Bordello Bridge is an ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) accredited site where one can earn Master Points for top-notch play.  I try to play every chance that I get and I have begun to make some nice Bridge friends there.  I look forward to playing there twice each week.

I have a myriad of restaurant choices to choose from, ranging from nearby, local, small but good places to larger ones which cater to expats and then really fancy ones like the Cocina de Interpretacion which  I wrote about shortly ago.  I am going to tell you about two of my recent restaurant forays, Rincon Restaurante, located on Calle Stirling Dickinson, right around the corner from me and also La Frontera, right next to the Bridge Studio (not the Bordello) the other main Bridge venue in San Miguel.  Rincon is a lovely small, family owned and family run restaurant serving typical Mexican breakfast and lunch fare and like many small restaurants, serving various kinds of coffee and small bites for take away.  I had very delicious chicken tacos with salad and tomatoes with a mild, mayo-based dressing.  A smoothie of carrots, green vegetables, etc. was cool and delicious and the two served to fill me up nicely.

La Frontera, right next to the bridge studio is very popular with the Bridge players both before and after the afternoon game which runs from 1:30 to 5 pm five days a week.  The restaurant is large and caters to the expat crowd with daily specials like today’s delicious meatloaf with onions in a tangy red sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and nicely done green beans and carrots.  Very popular also are the afternoon barbecues of salmon and steaks on Thursdays.  With a large patio seating area and an even bigger two-level indoor seating area, El Tarasco has plenty of room for everyone.

And now a little more about my residence at Calle San Martin 44 in the San Antonio neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende.  The owner of this large compound decided to “trim” the two large trees in from of the entrance to the main compound and also to the adjacent apartment.  As you can see from the photo, the “trim” was an almost total destruction of both trees and in the process damage to the internet cable, which left me without internet access for three days.  Luckily, I could use my Verizon Cellphone personal hotspot for internet access although it did use up a lot of data.  Now all is restored, well the internet that is, unfortunately, the trees will take many months or years to recover.  The large apartment downstairs of me remains empty but I do have three cat neighbors who reside in the park.

The attached photos will give you a way to visualize some of the sights which I have described above.  I hope that you enjoy them!  Hasta luego mis amigos!

San Miguel de Allende, my home until May, presents for the visitor or for the resident, so many opportunities for exploration that it sometimes seems overwhelming.  Today, I am going to share with you some sights which I have taken in over last week or so right up to my lunch today.

Let’s begin with Bordello Bridge!  How is that for a name for a Bridge venue??  Well, we do play in a former bordello, officially named Casa de la Noche or House of the night and I understand that the location was frequented by some of the distinguished male residents of the town in years past.  The current owner has turned the location into a very nice boutique hotel/B and B and she has expanded by purchasing an adjacent lot and adding onto the main structure.  Twice a week there is a very friendly and fun Bridge game at this location and Bordello Bridge is an ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) accredited site where one can earn Master Points for top-notch play.  I try to play every chance that I get and I have begun to make some nice Bridge friends there.  I look forward to playing there twice each week.

I have a myriad of restaurant choices to choose from, ranging from nearby, local, small but good places to larger ones which cater to expats and then really fancy ones like the Cocina de Interpretacion which  I wrote about shortly ago.  I am going to tell you about two of my recent restaurant forays, Rincon Restaurante, located on Calle Stirling Dickinson, right around the corner from me and also La Frontera, right next to the Bridge Studio (not the Bordello) the other main Bridge venue in San Miguel.  Rincon is a lovely small, family owned and family run restaurant serving typical Mexican breakfast and lunch fare and like many small restaurants, serving various kinds of coffee and small bites for take away.  I had very delicious chicken tacos with salad and tomatoes with a mild, mayo-based dressing.  A smoothie of carrots, green vegetables, etc. was cool and delicious and the two served to fill me up nicely.

La Frontera, right next to the bridge studio is very popular with the Bridge players both before and after the afternoon game which runs from 1:30 to 5 pm five days a week.  The restaurant is large and caters to the expat crowd with daily specials like today’s delicious meatloaf with onions in a tangy red sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and nicely done green beans and carrots.  Very popular also are the afternoon barbecues of salmon and steaks on Thursdays.  With a large patio seating area and an even bigger two-level indoor seating area, El Tarasco has plenty of room for everyone.

And now a little more about my residence at Calle San Martin 44 in the San Antonio neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende.  The owner of this large compound decided to “trim” the two large trees in from of the entrance to the main compound and also to the adjacent apartment.  As you can see from the photo, the “trim” was an almost total destruction of both trees and in the process damage to the internet cable, which left me without internet access for three days.  Luckily, I could use my Verizon Cellphone personal hotspot for internet access although it did use up a lot of data.  Now all is restored, well the internet that is, unfortunately, the trees will take many months or years to recover.  The large apartment downstairs of me remains empty but I do have three cat neighbors who reside in the park.

The attached photos will give you a way to visualize some of the sights which I have described above.  I hope that you enjoy them!  Hasta luego mis amigos!

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Dr. Ron
I am a 77 year old neurosurgeon who has had the "travel bug" for the past 36 years and who has been interested in photography as long as I can remember. My site is intended to convey the excitement that I feel when I travel, to my viewers in words and pictures. I also hope to provide my viewers with my recommendations for places to visit, places to stay, where to eat and generally my recommendations "if you go!"

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