A Day of Appealing Food and Sights
By Jade Arroyo
Holidays and weekends are surely not for dieting. Give yourself a tour around some of the tastiest spots in town while visiting some attractive locations.
For breakfast, try Petit Four, at Mesones 99. There’s no chance of going wrong here. The specialties are French bakery items and pastries made on-site. The fresh-made Coffee is excellent and comes in various styles, and there’s a selection of fresh-made sandwiches. Right across the street is the Ángela Peralta Theater and opera house, built in the neoclassical style. Usually there’s an exhibition in the lobby by a local artist, and the billboards outside and at the box office will help you get an idea of which events may appeal to you.
The Instituto Allende at Ancha de San Antonio 20,is an amazing historical building open to the public. It presides over almost the whole of the Ancha. It was the old country house of the Canal family, one of the most influential families in the 17th century. Now converted into a venue for events like weddings and festivals, it also holds cool galleries and shops, El Café at Instituto Allende, Bistro Mi Casa and Restaurant. Once there, you can have a casual lunch or dinner.
At dinnertime, you can also go to popular Hecho en México for an evening of good food and drinks. They have the best margaritas in town plus a varied menu of Mexican and international specialties. If you go on Friday or Saturday night, there’s live music by a string ensemble. Hecho en México is located on Ancha de San Antonio 8.