Wow! The Tenth Street Basque Cafe at 249 10th St. has a bright new coat of golden paint, a beautiful new mural on the front and a large mural of a Spanish Basque flag on the west side wall.
The murals were painted by Toni Magyar.
Dallas and Caren Holt serve wonderful food family-style.
Call 467-3141 for reservations (highly recommended) and hours.
Friday at 6:30 p.m., San Miguel Seniors is sponsoring community bingo at the Senior Center on East 12th Street.
On Sunday from 8:30 to 11 a.m., the group will serve an inexpensive and delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage.
Proceeds benefit improvements and maintenance of the building.
Acrylic Artist Toni Magyar lives in Northern California but spent the past few weeks here, taking care of the San Miguel Mercantile while her sister Miki Landseadel and new husband, Mike Sanders, were on their honeymoon.
One example of her work is a charming view of the Country Diner, which you can see when you go in for a meal and ice cream or yogurt.
She also decorated the interior of Tomas Martinez new Dos Padres Mexican Restaurant at 1510 Park St. in Paso Robles.
Mike and Miki Landseadel-Sanders just returned from their wonderful cross-country drive. Along the way, they visited monuments, museums and family.
The couple left and returned through Los Angeles, traveling through Arizona (where they bicycled around the rim of the Grand Canyon), Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada.
The Mercantile is open with new hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
It is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Lynne Schmitzs column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with San Miguel News in the subject line) or 467-3565.