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.


A Plug for Community and Listener Supported Radio

Not too long ago got hooked up to the internets in my office. Could have used it two years ago but it's a must now because of new purchasing procedures. Stream what I listen to into the work area with a cheap $15 FM transmitter. So nice and makes a big difference as I'm entertained all day with no commercial shit at all. What I've been listening to is KDNK located in Carbondale, CO. It's listener supported and I'm throwing some their way as I enjoy hearing new music and that's what they're giving me day after day. Carbondale is not too far from Aspen and is the home of Solar Energy International a hands on school for renewable energy and a sustainable future. Been there this is good stuff. Thanks for making my days the last few weeks KDNK.
Support KGNU in Bolder also. This is worthwhile because several years ago they were able to purchase with big debt of course a AM station in Denver something that seldom if ever happens.
A Progressive AM station that has it all and no commercials. If you're not and if you can support stations like these. It's important.


  1. Check out WJHS. Amazing music, and it's a friggin' high school station!

  2. I did and if your into streaming radio you may want to put this on your play list. Thanks for the tip John. tb