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  1. Has anyone found Monk Fruit sweetener?? I don't like the aftertaste of Stevia and read thaqt Monk Fruit is also natural but with less aftertaste. I can buy thru Mercadolibre but is very expensive, or order from US cheaply but have it take a long time to arrive. Any help appreciated.
  2. I have had the same experience with Wal-Mart chicken and ribs and eggs, all smelling spoiled when just purchased. Their produce is often nasty also. I still go there but only for a few things I cannot get elsewhere.
  3. Just sent you a message, SGMike. Thanks.
  4. Does anyone know of a Mexican company that tests for toxic mold and micotoxins in houses to isolate whether they are there and identify the type?? These businesses exist north of the border, and kits can be ordered to sample and send to labs, but I am wondering if there is anything like that here. Thanks for any help.
  5. No one mentioned the Pollito Deli 9 across the street from 7-11 (just south of the Pemex) in Chapala. We think their fried chicken is better than Tony's. Haven't tried Josy's though...and want to!! We do love fried chicken.
  6. We are big fans of great burgers AND Daniel Cordero. We'll be there. Thanks for posting.
  7. I hear you have live entertainment too. Can you tell us the lineup??
  8. Oh! Just answered my own question. I just found a July 2015 article in the GDL Reporter entitled "Phony fumigators on the prowl". I knew I'd read something!! Everyone, be wary of this.
  9. We have a friend who apparently opened his house recently to some people saying they were with some free government program to spray their house and yard. He seemed very impressed with how thorough they were, even asking if he had any more rooms or closets. I was alarmed and suspicious when I heard this because I seem to remember reading something somewhere about this being a scam. I found a post from 2011 like this, but cannot find anything more recent than that. Has anyone heard of this scam, or this "free" program which I am leary of?
  10. FYI, there is ALSO an authorized Emissions Testing Center in Los Cedros, about 5 minutes north of Ixtlahuacan, or 15-20 minutes north of Chapala ... much closer than Guadalajara. Cost is $250 pesos. We got a sticker there just today. It is called AutoServicio Martinez -Techmart. Tel (376) 762-1676. Good mechanics, large covered and well equipped shop, also with computer analysis.
  11. Another recommendation for Carsten Groppe. Very dependable and quality oriented.
  12. Can't believe no one has suggested Il Giardino, a little-known gem right on the main drag in Chapala, just north of La Leña (a block north of the fountain, across from the plaza). They are open till 11 p.m. Mon-Thurs, and till 12 p.m. / midnight Fri-Sat. Their exterior is weathered wood, so it doesn't look fancy. But inside it is terraced up,up and UP the mountainside, and VERY nice. The topmost terraced area (# 4 or 5) has lovely landscaping, awesome mature trees, and a great view. They have an super extensive, somewhat upscale menu (including NOB-style steaks) and they specialize in wood-oven pizzas. We think their food rivals almost any place at Lakeside. And we tend to eat late, so it suits us. Would recommend you check it out, but stick to one of the lower terraces if you drink a lot of beer or wine with dinner.
  13. Contact Alex Peterson, apet.rapidpack@yahoo.com or cell 333 577 7765 or 331 753 8151. He does this, speaks English and is reasonably priced.
  14. I read online that the factory lost its contract with Romertopf and is no longer open. If anyone has been recently, I would love to hear that this info is wrong and they are still open!
  15. Solfeggio


    I was recently told that there is now a Red Lobster in GDL, near or in Andares mall.
  16. A family member has lost touch with an old friend from Lakeside named James, and she wants to re-connect and make sure all is ok with him. His father's name is Romeo Panlilio. We don't know if they moved away or what. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
  17. We ate Black Forest baguettes there recently. They were a delightful surprise and worthy of a post here. They were served on at delicious bun made on-site. They had very generous portions of ham and fresh veggies. Overall quite good. They are across from Diane Pearl gallery in Ajijic. Worth trying!
  18. La del Molcajete is our favorite for molcajetes also. And check out their smoked marlin appetizer. Mmmm.
  19. One of their site's "Successful Projects" is Los Faros of Panama. According to Wikipedia, "The project was paralyzed by financial problems and has now been cancelled. It is extremely unlikely that this project will ever get constructed. Had it been constructed though, it was likely that the Central Tower would have been the tallest building on Latin America. It is currently undergoing debt liquidation." I can find no affiliation between Grupo Naimar (founded in 2008, they say) with any of the other "Success Projects" they claim on their site. Their website and their building in GDL are new, with no indication of a history except as claimed on their own web site. I will believe this whole LakeCity project when i see it!
  20. Our SKY satellite TV is not working, and I am wondering if this anyone else is having this problem. (Bill is paid.) If it is just us, we need phone SKY. Seems like this happened one other time and we unplugged the black box for a couple minutes to re-set it and that fixed it, but not this time.
  21. I have milk kefir (called bulgaros here) and water kefir (called tibicos here). Both are super high in good things, but they multiply and I periodically get too much. If the OP has trouble finding healthy seeds, I can split mine.
  22. If you are wanting something unique, I can highly recommend Federico Enciso, who goes by Fede. He does incredible work in stone mosaics and is the one that designed the new Ajijic plaza walkways, etc. If you go to http://www.federicoofajijic.com/ he has a couple of walls that he has done. Just click on on "Art Wall" (think he means Wall Art). He does speak English pretty well and is a super nice guy. Worth taking a look and while there be sure to check out his furniture, mouldings, floors, decorative items and architectural accents for a WOW moment. Yes, I am a client AND undeniably a fan!!
  23. Have you already gotten rid of your egg poacher? We used to use ours all the time, but somehow in the move, some of the little cups got lost. If you still have it, how much did you want for it?? Thanks!

  24. In my experience, and one of the things I love about Lakeside, is that there is little separation among the generations. I personally know a number of people whose 30-something "kids" live with them and they all frequently go places together. I know of no particular place where younger people gather. A VERY young crowd (like 15 to 25) seems to hang out at Wings Army some nights. I am in my 30s, and except for special one-time events such as concerts, etc., I know of no such place. It is all pretty much a mix. Oh, there used to be a Young Women's Club for those under 40...or maybe it was 50 (??), but I don't know it it is still around. You could email mexamigos@prodigy.net.mx for info about it though. The suggestion for El Barco was a pretty good one, unless you don't like the bar scene. Also, there are quite a few under or near 40s who go to La Tasca when the Tall Boys are playing (usually Fridays, I believe) because they play dance music. They ARE out there, and their number is increasing. Just mingle here and there and you'll find each other.
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