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Puerto Vallarta’s The Dog House to Open on November 1st

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Puerto Vallarta’s The Dog House to Open on November 1st

Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco) — Let’s talk about hypothetical situations. You’re in Old Town Puerto Vallarta craving a hot dog. Something you would expect from a baseball stadium. You see a place called The Dog House and immediately think, “they must mean serious business.” They do. “Whether it’s the next food trend in the city or the correction of a hole in our culinary repertoire, this might end up being the year of the hot dog.” noted business partners, Agustin Rocha, Tim Longpre and Gary Green.

The Dog House, slated to open on Tuesday night, November 1st at Pacos Ranch on Ignacio L Vallarta, is a unique restaurant concept offering customers a variety of artisan sausage meats. Choose from char-grilled, Polish and Italian sausage, brats, chorizo and chicken specialties tucked in a fresh baked roll and topped with an array of condiments.  Less adventurous eaters will find comfort in the traditional bacon-wrapped all-beef hot dog available with all the trimmings.

Besides sumptuous sausage, our friendly staff — Ana and Francisco — and hard-to-beat prices, one of the major driving factors behind the anticipated success of The Dog House is the way that they’ve taken advantage of social media, in particular Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, to engage customers and the community.

The Dog House will be open from 10:00pm to 6am Tuesday through Sunday.

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Old Town Farmer’s Market – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Old Town Farmer’s Market has a New Home

By Kathleen Harris

On Saturday October 8th the Old Town Farmer’s Market–Tianguis Cultural began a new and exciting relationship with El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  The school, located on the west side of Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillio, will be part of the Market’s new home when it opens in November 5th!

When Market founder, Charlotte Semple, learned recently that the school might have to stay closed due to the theft of all its’ copper water pipes, her immediate reaction was, “We can’t let that happen!”  Within a matter of days the Market had purchased new pipes, they were installed, and it was back to business for the 176 students who attend kindergarten there. Morning principal, Olga Elvira Quintero, said that she and afternoon principal, Maria Concepcion Banuelos-Macias, could not be happier.

On Saturday volunteers, including Fast Eddie from Casa Isabel, Mark Rome from the Palm, Brenda de Retzlaff, Sylvie Scopazzo, Robin Spencer, Jae Palsce and Pamela Beltran, showed up to assist with the building of a new bodega to protect the schools treasured supplies.  Previously supplies were stored in a classroom that was then rendered un-usable for other purposes.

The Market has hired a professional bricklayer, and architect Roberto Alvaro-Llamas is donating his expertise to ensure that the bodega is well built. When it is finished, the school would like to turn the old storage area into a library.

Everyone was very enthusiastic on Saturday, fueled by coffee and yummy muffins donated by Dee’s Coffee.  Refreshments brought later, compliments of Apache’s Martini Bar were so appreciated after a hard, hot day moving bricks and breaking concrete.

Additional projects to aid the school were quickly identified.  In the coming weeks and months Market volunteers will clean and re-paint walls and fixtures, repair and paint the school yard pool and outside walls, collect books for the new library and musical instruments for a proposed music room, and gather general school supplies for the students.

There are also plans to collaborate on building a raised-bed garden to teach the children about gardening, nutrition, and entrepreneurship, as Charlotte envisions the children selling their produce at the market.  Won’t that be a popular booth!

Located in the heart of Emiliano Zapata, also known as the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural is about to open its 3rd season of providing local fresh farm produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and inspiring services and community education to locals and tourists from the entire Bay of Banderas Region.

So keep your eye out for more news coming soon and the opening of the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural on November 5th.  The Market will be located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on calle Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillo and inside the kindergarten school El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  Market hours are every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  For more information visit the Market website at http://www.oldtownfm.com, or its Facebook page: Old Town Farmer’s Market Puerto Vallarta.

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CHARITY BINGO PUERTO VALLARTA – LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

What a great night for BINGO! New faces, familiar faces, the Nacho Daddy staff on their toes and as friendly as ever, Hurricane Jova looming off the coast and the potential for losing the electricity. I mean, does it get any more exciting than this?

The evening was a good start to benefit our October charity…Asilo San Juan Diego…the local senior citizens home. Many generous people not only purchased Bingo cards (well one rather needs them to play) but 50/50 raffle tickets and BIG raffle tickets, too. Food and drink were plentiful as usual. Nacho Daddy offered their regular menu as well as their specially priced Bingo menu. Something new was added especially for this evening…2 X 1 HURRICANES! Go figure.

Hurricane is a deliciously sweet drink made from fruit juice, sometimes grenadine (which is made from pomegranates) and rum. Yum. Sort of a health beverage, if it includes grenadine. The drink was made popular in New Orleans back in the 1940’s by tavern owner Pat O’Brien. Apparently, rum was not all that popular back in the day and Pat was waiting on a shipment of the preferred whiskey and scotch. But, all he had was cheap rum. So, he invented the concoction to use it up. The sweetness disguised its unpleasant taste. Of course, there are other Hurricane stories out there. Apparently, the drink in the Bahamas is made with coffee. Next time, I’ll tell you the history of Bingo. No. Just kidding. Well, maybe not.

We got started a little late but that gave folks the opportunity to get to Nacho Daddy (street parking was not a problem), and it gave the raffle ticket sellers (our own Carole…the 50/50 chica, and the handsome, fast talking Miguel selling the BIG raffle tickets) the opportunity to work the room.

Finally, we were underway. Kind of. First, Tim introduced the evening’s sponsors…Lori of Rio Amapas Private Luxury Residences, Charlotte and Carole of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and Tim of PVRPV all volunteer their time as the administrative committee of Charity Bingo. Also, thanking all the volunteers, Robin, Miguel, Lina and Oscar. They coordinated with Asilo San Juan Diego to make the evening a success. Many thanks and a big round of applause to all of our volunteers.

I’ve said it before; playing Bingo is like riding a bicycle.  With Oscar as the caller (no assistant tonight), the first letter/number was called…O 61. And we were off and Bingo-ing. Some people were playing four cards as they’d brought an item from the San Juan Wish List. For the most part, the list includes the normal necessities…toilet paper, rice, cooking oil, tuna in water, baby wipes, bath soap, etc…all things useful for operating a home for our seniors. Actually, the list is quite extensive.

The first game was won by Maggie Harbour. Go, Maggie! The winner of our first game of the season. Once into the second game, some of us thought that the rain had finally started. Nope. False alarm. It was the sizzle of a fajita platter cooking at a nearby table. Spooky. Sounded just like rain. Back to Bingo. Game #2 had two winners…Tom Atkachunas and Randy Haessig. Way to go, guys. During Game #3, we had our first fake Bingo as we like to call them. Eventually, we had a good one. The winner was Estela Garcia. Well done, Estela. Then, on to Game #4, won by Valentin Moreno. Bravo, Valentin.

Break time! Some of us ordered more drinks, others relieved themselves of previously consumed beverages while still others took their cameras and phones outside to photograph the stunningly beautiful sunset. Yes. You read it correctly. A sunset in the middle of a hurricane. Imagine that!

Then, we were back with Game #5 which was won by Robert Mahoney. Nicely played, sir. Our own Captain Doug Danielson eked out a win in Game #6. I was glad because he had been so close so many other times.

Right about then, Tim had the 50/50 raffle drawing. 1/2 of a kitty of $2,894 pesos was up for grabs. Tammy pulled the ticket, and the winner? … Julie Guerrero from No Way Jose! The restaurant was closed because of the pending storm so she decided to join us for Bingo and we’re so glad she did. Julie won $1,447 pesos and donated it back to San Juan! A very generous gesture, Julie. Thank you so much. That extra money combined with card sales and BIG raffle ticket sales brought the evenings total to $11,047 pesos! Imagine what we could have raised with more than 52 people in attendance. Next time, folks. I’m not kidding. There won’t be a hurricane or any excuse not to come out for Bingo on October 25. That’s a Tuesday, by the way. Oh, and the BIG raffle…a one night’s stay at the beautiful Casa Isabelle, dinner for two at Daiquiri Dick’s and a dandy bottle of sipping tequila…was won by Divina Angélica Andrade from Casa Hogar! Interestingly enough, we will be benefiting Casa Hogar during the November Bingo games. Casa Hogar is our local children’s home or orphanage. Thank you for coming out to benefit Asilo San Juan Diego. So, as you can see, the prizes are fabulous, and the fun just keeps on coming.

The gang at my table dubbed the 7th Bingo game “The Hurricane” because in order to win, one must cover all the outside spaces…a square or a circle if you will. The name didn’t catch on. Oh, well. The winner was Michael Gutierrez. Black-out bingo, the 8th and final game, was won by a person at a very fun loving table. Oh, they were having an exciting time. The winner was Tiffany Stevenson.

Congratulations to all our winners and to all the players. You people rock! And so do our bighearted sponsors:

Joe Jacks Fish Shack HealthCare Resources
Restaurante La Chata Artepil SPA
Mail Boxes Etc Cooling Ties
Deja New! Clothing Consignments Restaurante Los Alcatraces
Flaveur City Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates
The Coffee Cup Cheeky Monkey
CupoCity Lola Covarrubias
Ester Sanchez Soccorro Macias
Margaret Souder PVRPV
Daiquiri Dicks

Nacho Daddy Mex Tex

Casa Isabel Boutique Hotel

Congratulations to all our winners and to all the players. You people rock! And so do our bighearted sponsors:

Your generosity in donating certificates and other prizes is greatly appreciated and helped to make our first Bingo night a success. All of the winners will certainly enjoy their prizes.

Remember…we will play again on October 25, to benefit Asilo San Juan Diego, the local senior citizens home. This is a very worthy cause and very important to the community. I would like to encourage everyone to join us at Nacho Daddy. We really have a wonderful time and it will be super to see a larger crowd next time.

Donations from the wish list can be dropped off during the week at PVRPV Pino Suarez #210 in Zona Romantica. Or, better yet, bring them to the next game and get an extra card!

Deja New! Clothing Consignments

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Hurricane Jova Is Not Projected to Touch Puerto Vallarta

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Sara Sánchez Maldonado – Puerto Vallarta CVB
October 11, 2011

Click here to read original article @ Banderas News

Photos by Josef Kandoll -  www.josefkandollw.com


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the destination, popular for American and Canadians travelers, is under no immediate threat as Hurricane Jova touches down on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami expects that the hurricane projects that Jova will touch ground between the border of the states of Jalisco and Colima, 119 miles away from the city, the distance between New York City and Philadelphia.

Yesterday, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Salvador Resendiz Gonzalez met with the municipal civil defense committee, to inform all members about the constant monitoring of the natural phenomena that are currently developing in the Pacific.

According to this committee’s experts and international forecasts, hurricane “Jova” will not reach the Banderas Bay. Meteorologist Victor Cornejo explained the results of the monitoring and said “The forecast currently says that it will not directly impact Puerto Vallarta, but it will south particularly the state of Colima, where the hurricane’s eye will probably hit. As a consequence, our town will get strong winds and heavy rain

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Local government officials have taken numerous preventive measures to ensure the safety of its local population and visitors.

Cecilia Lomeli, Director DIF, explained that seven temporary shelters have been set up in various areas in town, located at: Escuela Secundaria 81, Colegio Niños Héroes, Salón Ejidal in Ixtapa, Salón Ejidal in Las Juntas, Salón del Ejido in Puerto Vallarta, CTM Los Sauces, Salón de Usos Múltiples CTM Pitillal, which will be available 24 hours a day for any situation that may arise.

The Mayor said “It is important for the population to know that authorities are working and citizens should not be worried, because so far according to experts, there is no imminent danger. I only ask all residents to be alert to media communications and take precautions for possible heavy rains taking place during the next few days.”

Today, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport is continuing regular operations, though Alaska Airlines has canceled 2 of today’s scheduled flights.

However, residents and visitors should remain alert and keep checking Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (National Meteorology Service) and the US National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center to stay abreast of Hurricane Jova’s movements and developments

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Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco – Wish List

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Come help us support Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. this Tuesday, December 06th and December 20th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!


The dishes, mugs and glasses are used for the workshops and daily activities.

Bond paper, rulers and punches are used to teach Braille.

Memory Sticks and Black CD’s are used for the computer classes.


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DAIQUIRI DICK’S

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This year the staff worked hard to complete some big changes and they are thrilled about showing off for a sensational winter season starting October 1, 2011.  The new look includes The Deli, which moved from Venustiano Carranza to right inside the restaurant at Olas Altas 314, really convenient.

The Deli will continue to serve up its famous baked goods, sensational salads and sandwiches.  New this year will be daily specials including quiches and soups.  All of this is available to go for beach picnics, office lunches, parties on your patio or when you are just searching for the best light snack.

October is the month when a good number of snowbirds return.  The Daiquiri Dick’s staff wants to extend a special welcome back to all Canadians by offering them a 10 percent discount all month long.  A proper ID such as a passport or driver’s license must be shown when you place your order.

The maple leaf festivities will also include Canadian Thanksgiving on October 10th with turkey and all the trimmings. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and reservations are recommended.  You do not need to be from Canada to enjoy this tasty meal.

Mark your calendar and get ready for The Deli Re-Grand Opening Party, Saturday, October 22nd from 4 to 7pm.  Meet the lively Solo Exitos DJ, Jessica Sanchez, who will be hosting the event.  There will be samples of The Deli’s famous food and a free raffle for a bevy of prizes.  Winners must be present to collect their goodies.

Canadian Thanksgiving Menu

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Three course dinner: Select one item from each part of the menu or select one starter and one entree item and substitute your dessert for a national drink or glass of house wine. $330 pesos per person

First Course:

Spicy Corn Soup flavored with Chipotle Chiles and topped with red bell pepper cream

Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Pears and a Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette

Main Course:

Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing, with cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes and gravy

Dessert:

Apple and Maple Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Pie

Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe

RESERVATIONS

Please call us at
011-52-322-222-
0566 from the U.S.
and Canada
or 222-0566 locally.

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