This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Friday Evenings

There is no choice but to bang a drum a bit as in my opinion this is such good stuff. Have no tv and particularly in the winter the internets are my entertainment. When home on Friday night listen to KUSP. At 7pm MT they have I guess an oldies program with stuff that is hard to even remember. Great play lists and that's why "Five O'Clock Shadow" is the video. These were good times to grow up in and this is and will remain a great tune. At 9pm there is a African music program called "Rhythm Afrique" for two hours. KGNU from Boulder on Saturday afternoons has a similar format but these guys blow me away as they are now with African artists from all over the damn place. This summer met Max and his new wife who grew up in Santa Cruz,CA. She had spent many hours playing in the studio of the station saying it was a special place. Support listener supported radio wherever it is if you can. Non corporate with no commercials and the best music and news pass all. If only I was back in Africa just now.

1 comment:

  1. Heh, thanks for making me feel older than I am. I remember this tune,never knew there was a video though.