Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist
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Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist

Osso was the one restaurant that I did not care to go to. It may be #12 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, but I don’t eat red meat that often.  Osso was all about red meat and cured meat. I told Tom to go on his own on the day I planned to…

Top 6 Reasons to Visit the Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo
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Top 6 Reasons to Visit the Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo

The Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo may be smaller than its neighbor San Miguel de Allende, but it’s rich in Mexican history, art and charm. This tiny town is where Father Miguel Hidalgo gave the cry for independence from the Spanish rule. The Mexican War of Independence may have started in this town, but it’s…

Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo
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Queretaro Winery: Puerta del Lobo

Mexico has excellent wines, and some of our favorites are the Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo blends and Nebbiolo wines from the various regions. One of the bottles of Sauvignon Blanc we tried was from Puerta del Lobo winery located just on the other side of the Queretaro airport from where we live. It was fresh with…

Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende
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Casaliza Hotel Boutique in San Miguel de Allende

Part of the charm of San Miguel de Allende are the old haciendas transformed into boutique hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. Some have been renovated for a more modern look, but many retain the 18th and 19th century feel with antique touches. One we recently stayed in was Casaliza Hotel Boutique. Casaliza has all the…

Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa
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Getting Lucky with Carnitas and Barbacoa

We did quite a bit of research before selecting the greater Queretaro area to relocate to. One thing we did not look into was what are the local food specialties? Call it dumb luck but we were fortunate enough to stumble onto some fairly remarkable local delicacies, most notably carnitas and barbacoa. Carnitas Santa Rosa…

Stunning Views at Hotel Boutique Casa Angelitos
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Stunning Views at Hotel Boutique Casa Angelitos

Deciding where to stay in San Miguel de Allende can be a tough decision. Location isn’t much of a problem since many choices are within a kilometer of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, the pink church in the heart of San Miguel. Beautiful boutique hotels are on every street, all with their own particular…

Nordic Fare at Geranium
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Nordic Fare at Geranium

From Our Restaurant Archives: Geranium was very different than what we expected and what we have experienced in the past. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  Geranium showcases its short growing seasons and food staples in a way that had us rethinking our opinions on Nordic fare. Most notably, the Danish focus more on vegetables than Spanish…