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.


Interesting Results On First MPG Test Using A New Additive

Several days ago wrote that I was going to try a fuel additive something I just don't do but did and what follows is what has been learned.

The parameters are these. Numbers rounded off to tenths except gas and that's to the penny.
28.5 is the average MPG that will be used for my car and that is being a bit generous. That drops at 80mph but it will not be driven at that speed any time soon. I drove no different than I always do and will drive the same as always.

Results of the first fill after additive was added
Started with a full tank with additive added to it. 28.2 was the mpg for that tank.

424 miles 12.3 gallons = 34.7 mpg
At 28.5 mpg that =14.9 gallons. a difference of 2.6 gallons
At $3.60 a gallon that = $9.36
It cost $1.09 for the additive which equals a savings on this tank of gas of $8.27
This equals a 23% increase overall.

I got as much damn gas in there as I could and am surpised to say the least. It's understood these results do not mean a whole hell of a lot not until there are more results but never the less this could prove to be very interesting.


  1. That's awesome! I'm definitely going to have to try some of that stuff. . .

  2. I will be very interested in following this out for awhile, get some more numbers.
    Still, pretty fucking impressive right out of the gate!

  3. I'll be another one watching.