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.


Did It All Right And Still May Lose It All

Read this story and think it's an accurate account of just how bad it is out there. And he did do everything like you're supposed to. If a man like this loses everything we are truly in a pile of shit up to our lower lip.

And one more thing, if you think this can't happen to you, think again. I'm an educated, highly trained and respected professional with over two decades of experience in my field, which is still considered a growth industry and supposedly one of the least impacted by the current recession. But next week I'll be sleeping in my car, at least for a while.

1 comment:

  1. The guy did everything right, played by the rules, stayed on the straight and narrow, and still got screwed, all because the big guys didn't want to play by the rules, so the rules were changed for them.