Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Dose of San Miguel de Allende

No remedy for the Sunday blues like a day out on the town. Our families left this past week and we found a dose of San Miguel de Allende to be the perfect medication.

First stop: Café Muro

At Café Muro, we had a delicious breakfast of Thanksgiving leftovers with owners Gerardo Arteaga and Carlos Muro. What better therapy than another Thanksgiving feast, complete with Turkey, Sausage Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes and gravy.

Café Muro has a warm vibe; it feels like being home with family, offering consistently good food and great views of downtown SMA from the rooftop.

The Obraje neighborhood, where Café Muro is located, is an up and coming artist community that’s also home to the new Live Aqua Resort.

Café Muro set the escapades for the day and SMA was the perfect playground.

Cafe Muro
Cerrada de San Gabriel 1, El Obraje, 37725 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
9 AM - 4 PM
Closed Wednesday

Second Stop: The Carmen Jimenez Exhibit
Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje, Calzada de la Presa #50.

On the way down the hill from Café Muro, we ducked into Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje for a enchanting surprise. I’m not exactly sure how I missed this artist in the past but her sculptures are magnificent; a collection of works you need to own if you’re in the market for fine art. Carmen told me she’s been commissioned to create a sculpture for the Live Aqua Resort.

Our visit here was the surprise of the day. It’s always great to discover a new artist, especially one that lives in SMA. Keep an eye on Carmen Jimenez for new exhibits; this one ended last Monday.
Third stop: Bella Italia for liquid libations, a hug from owner Paolo Vizzotto, the President of CANIRAC and a super-quick cure: Mexican Music. Feliciano and Salomón are good alone but when they play together, they’re magic. My playlist, which includes favorites, La Llorona and La Fiesta Del Mariachi, is getting longer. Nothing like a whole afternoon of music to nurse the Sunday blues along with people watching; our favorite pastime besides eating.

Bella Italia
Guadalupe Portal 12, Centro
Sunday – Thursday: Noon – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: Noon – 11:00 PM
Owner: Paolo Vizzotto

Forth stop: POLP S.M.A. Gastrobar, for a culinary adventure served on small plates designed for sampling and sharing; our favorite way to eat and bring another remarkable day in SMA to an end.

POLP S.M.A. Gastrobar
Relox #3
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Owners: Chef Patricio Fuentes Alvarez, Jose Pablo Diez Agundis, Bruno Betancourt Gonzales

See, now don’t you feel better?

Buen Provecho!