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.


Throwing The Homeless Out Into The Cornfield

David Costello cried as he listened to the crunch of plywood, timbers and glass yielding to a giant claw. The huts for homeless people that he helped construct along the Des Moines River north of downtown were soon to be no more. About nine homeless men who lived in the six structures were evicted last week, and on Thursday the city demolished the huts, called hooches by Costello.

What the hell are they going to do when there gets to be more and more as times get worse? Not a very nice gesture during the holidays.


  1. I'm so goddamned pissed all I can think of is I'm so goddamn pissed.

  2. jeg, I saw several videos on WHO's web site about this. Didn't watch all but got the impression they weren't going to do this at least not so quickly.

  3. seems like reliving Hoover history here don't it?