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.


Marching Democracy

Baghdad bombs kill at least 64. We can not imagine what life must be like in this county. We are responsible for this but more importantly it is the killer chimp and the neo-thugs who are the real dealers in death. This will never change never! They hate us and will always hate us and it is not insurgents it is Iraqi's doing this and we are the cause. All for goddamn lies. These low lifes and media can spew bull shit all day long about progress in this country we occupy and it is just that-bull shit. This is so fucking disgusting!!! And now this idiot wants to cut billions from health programs so he can have plenty to kill at will in Iraq.
Make that at least 73 dead as we march Iraq along the road to democracy. Bastards! Make it an even 100. Sonsofbitches


  1. If that foot in the picture had a Nike tennis shoe on it and was in downtown Des Moine Iowa, there would be a different outlook in this country.

  2. Tana,
    Of course you are welcome. That was some time ago and in recent days have been thinking about posting another as the violence was bad this last weekend and today. Because of you I will do that for tomorrow as it's important to remind Iraq is still a killing field.

    Thanks for visiting! tb