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  1. I knew the practice existed but I had no idea it was this common. Can anyone recommend an electrician (or other person) who has traced down this sort of thing and resolved it? We've reported a similar issue to CFE (still waiting on that new meter ... sigh) and had one electrician look at it ("have you tried new light bulbs?" ... sigh) as cursively as possible.
  2. I can't comment on his services but he's apparently doing well enough to not return calls and texts from new potential clients.
  3. Sorn


    We've had great pizzas from Fogon de Charlotte and La Estacion (above Pancho's) providing they leave the things in the oven long enough. As others have said, Domino's sarten crust is a solid option, too. Better than what I recall from Domino's in the states, but those experiences were years ago.
  4. What is this attorney's name? That would seem to a good place to start. I'm sure there are many fantastic attorneys in Guadalajara (and, yes, here, too).
  5. Yeah, really. A lot of information is disseminated: some of it accurate, most of it muddled, and the rest plain wrong. If pressed, one might point to this thread as evidence. I'm glad WalMart announced what it is doing this weekend. Throughout this entire Covid thing, however, the communication in general has been problematic.
  6. As a guest in Mexico, I'm glad to follow the relevant restrictions it implements. I just wish those restrictions were communicated a bit more clearly. It doesn't appear to be solely a translation issue, either; I know of several people who are locals and/or fluent in Spanish who are similarly uncertain.
  7. I love Pancho's grocery store. And I've learned the restaurant works great for drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately, I'm let down each time I venture off those paths.
  8. I live nearby and am a potential customer. Unfortunately, I can't tell what the place sells. The facebook page led to a different business which seems like a tienda focusing on fresh foods. Googling only showed businesses which appear entirely unrelated. Might walk by eventually, I guess.
  9. We've gotten delivery and eaten there several times. Both are great. The fries don't travel very well, but that's to be expected. They have many more items on the full restaurant menu than on the delivery menu. Everything I've tried has been fantastic. Cozy, comfortable spot, too.
  10. I second the recommendation of Bellon. We found that most insurers and policies covered the same things at very close to the same rates. So it really came down to which agents we thought would be responsive and helpful when we had a claim. However, please pay close attention to the policy exclusions. Many, many things are excluded for time periods of six months to two years. It's so bad that policies are arguably quite useless for the first year or so.
  11. I walked by during breakfast hours a couple days ago. The place smelled great and looked very clean. Seemed like standard breakfast fare (i.e., not Indian) at that time. I'd have given it a shot if I hadn't been on errands. Interesting location just short of where the Chapala traffic begins to get bad and the parking sparse.
  12. We've had to visit the SAT hospital for emergencies twice in the past year. One was minor; the other involved surgery and a multiple day hospitalization. Each time, the care and service was excellent and the facilities were very clean. The overall costs were a bit higher than other options in the area and Guadalajara. I don't know that it would be my first choice for an elective or scheduled procedure, but I'm glad to have it around as an option.
  13. We usually buy from Mario, the berry guy who drives to restaurants, bars, etc. all around lakeside. Great guy and great produce.
  14. Confirmed at Walmart today. They have large boxes of them at the ends of two aisles between the toy section and the hardware section.
  15. Both the pool bar (Amaury's) and the music bar (Johnny's) moved into the same location pointed out above. They have two separate bars. The pool bar is open pretty much daily. The music bar is open Tuesdays and Fridays for karaoke and for occasional events. It's pretty cool. They're always adding things.
  16. Ha! Yep, barleywines, quads, and imperial IPAs were my go-to brews. Big beers with high ABVs hid the flaws in my amateurish techniques. I sucked at lighter stuff like pale ales, blondes, and bitters. Nothing to hide the mistakes.
  17. Only by the most narrow and circumscribed reading. The points are easily reconciled. As I said, I'll do as Mexico requires or leave. But I won't do things Mexico doesn't require if I don't wish to simply because others wish it. If Mexico's requirements change, so will my conduct.
  18. Defensive, much? I didn't quote you or identify those variables. But, hey, collect those virtue-signalling points. Again, I wish you and all those sharing your concerns the best.
  19. I've not seen any brewing supplies lakeside. Granted, I've not sought them out. My guess is you'd have to hit Guadalajara for that. I brewed back in the states for five years or so as a hobby, even though better stuff from pros was obviously available. I'd be tempted to do it here out of necessity.
  20. As others have stated, the Brewhouse's prices are very reasonable. That's not the problem: these guys just don't brew anything worthwhile. I mean, are their wares generally better than Corona or maybe even Bohemia? Yeah, I guess. But your expectations are likely, and understandably, higher if a place, like this, brews onsite and holds itself out as a "brewhouse". I've had nothing there which is even vaguely impressive. A lot of their stuff is pretty true to style; so there's that. But, really, 75% of homebrewers do better. I don't relish these comments. I would love a good (or, gasp, great) local beer. But, to paraphrase Bill W., the first step is acknowledging there's a problem.
  21. The OP's article identifies some critical considerations which those who rush to mandate or proscribe the actions of others would prefer to ignore. Ultimately, I am in a country which was generous enough to allow me to live here. Its citizenry will make the rules. I am free to follow them or leave. It's disheartening, though, to see so many similarly-situated people focus on virtue signalling tethered to where they came from instead of where they are. I get it: many of them are scared, in high risk groups, and feel powerless. I am sad for them and wish them the best. But I will not cave to their asinine demands. And neither, apparently, will Mexico. Things are bad and likely to get worse. Please do what you want to protect yourself. But leave the moralizing at the border.
  22. My best wishes for the continued success of this valuable local resource. I appreciate the content, editorial, AND ads. For myriad reasons, this would be a difficult time to take stewardship of a magazine. *Insert St. Crispin's Day speech here.
  23. Thank you, Kyle. I agree that people getting together in the circumstances you identified would not be advisable. I don't know if they would be allowed. I'm not sure if it's a hypothetical or a real example. I hope the former. If it's the latter, then anyone concerned should stay away.
  24. That's very cute, but it ignores the principle of supply and demand. I.e., more people are seeking out this hooch because commercial booze has been limited. Ergo, the distillers have a profit motive to increase their supply at the expense of quality and safety. Also, it's reasonable to surmise that unqualified distillers have been incentivized into production. They may not even know basic principles or distillation or how to apply them (e.g., head, hearts, and tails). Lastly, it would be quite a coincidence that all of these poisonings just happened to occur simultaneously with an alcohol ban. But, no worries, let's just continue to let people die for the questionable cause of moral righteousness.
  25. Fair enough. But, if that's the case, then please specify the circumstances in which you would approve of even a modest and staggered reopening of services. Or, if you believe the reopening is timely but too broad, then please identify how the reopenings are excessive. Otherwise, you're merely proposing the indefinite closure of everything. (It's sad this disclosure is necessary but my questions are genuine. If you honestly disagree, then please respond with a substantive post.)
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