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.


Check 'Em Out

Have added three new blogs to the blogroll.

Old & N the Way
is real new. From Willis's profile.

I'm Retired for now from a long career in aircraft maintenance and engineering for a large carrier. I'm a musician, a Viet Nam vet, & a hippy left over from the 60's.

I want to hear what guys like these have to say.

Prairie Sun has been posting at Prairie Sun Rising for a little over a year. Has been writing about Roxana Saberi who is from Fargo too and currently in prison in Iran. This is good stuff!

The third I originally left out is Gramps at Leftist Grandpa. He's been around for quite awhile but he's a grandpa. Hell-he's old. Not as old as me. But we don't think old now do we. None of us do.

On a side note my choices and the results of BAD days were a failure for the most part. These three have taken the place of others. Welcome!!


  1. Thanks for the update on your links,One Fly.

  2. I forgot you Gramps. Was going back to include you but you beat me to it. Still go back. Sorry.

  3. One fly, yer only as old as ya feel.
    For me, some mornings it's 16 others it's 90.

    Thanks for linkin' me, pal.

  4. Hi -- Thanks for the link to my site and your concern about Roxana Saberi. Will keep writing about her story until she comes home to Fargo safe.