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.


Wishing For Better Times On the Mississippi

It's not good on the river and the flooding is worse than in '93. Got me thinking about John Hartford and his songs about the Mississippi River. My brother lives in Warsaw,IL. Told me yesterday two grain elevators full of beans collapsed into the river plus a levee broke that is flooding thousands of acres along the river. I picked this song Where Does An Old Time Pilot Go but there are many by this man that are great tunes. When this is over it's going to hurt bad for so many.

Here is one of my favorites. Hope it plays for you.

1 comment:

  1. This time next year, this country is going to be Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.

    Dude,start stocking up on grub if you haven't already, I am dead fucking serious.