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.


Pill Pushers Don't Want No Ethics Here

Pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists lined up Wednesday to kill a proposed ethics law that would have banned them from giving gifts, weekend junkets and fancy dinners to doctors whom they want to prescribe their drugs. Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she was shocked at how hard pharmaceutical companies fought against her legislation.

Whether it's at state or federal level the sooner lobbyists are brought under control or removed from the process completely it will be a good day in America.

I remember when Tom Harkin spoke in the senate about how bad the Medicare bill was a few years ago. He said the halls of congress were empty of lobbyists because they got every thing they wanted when normally it was next to impossible to move around.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that picture on your post I think yesterday. I just looked at it again and the guy was not flashing it but it didn't look like a set up to me.