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.


By the Way

I received it today. 6/23/08

Where in the hell is my $600 tax rebate money that I will not stimulate the economy with. Others have gotten theirs and I sure as hell want mine as it's mine anyway. Anybody else not get the rebate?


  1. mine showed up in the forking mail today - even though i filed electronically and paid electronically through my bank account. forkers - now i got to either mail it to the bank for deposit or drive over the hill and deposit it and with gas approaching $4.40 here, i'm gonna have to forking mail it in.

    (getting off whine box)

  2. Thanks Suzanne. I will continue to be patient.tb

  3. Filed electronically early March. Haven't seen jack.

  4. Got mine yesterday; it depends on the last four digits of your SS# as to when they are mailing them out and One Fly, I will not be stimulating the economy with mine either, I do enough of that just trying to survive every day!

  5. Like Oakcreature said, it depends on your last two digits of your SS#. You can actually go to the IRS website, and find out when yours will be mailed out. Mine won't get to me until after July 4th! As for stimulating the economy, screw that. Mine's going straight to the savings account.

  6. I filed electronically in March and received my tax refund directly into my checking acct less than two weeks later. Around May 2nd I looked at my account online and I was $1200 richer. Of course I promptly wrote out a check for $600 to my wife as she is broke from spending all her money on her horses. My SS# ends with "12". I spent mine on video games and a punch card at Haymaker.