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.


Let's change the pace

It's hard goddamn work railing on those who have fucked my country and us so hard. Reminds me of the DI in "Full Metal Jacket" who screams at this recruit accusing him for not having the common courtesy to give a guy he just screwed in the ass a decent wrap around. Bastards.

For lack of imagination plus February winter doldrums a couple videos I like. An unwritten rule here is one never goes anywhere any time without a jacket. Don't like the weather wait five minutes even in the summer. The first shows that and how I wish Tara would have fallen in the mud in the second. The first is not mine.


  1. That was "Full Metal Jacket", not "Platoon".

    Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood milblogger....

  2. My mistake thanks for the correction.