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.


The Best There Is - American Made Red Iron

What we do make in this country is better than damn good in many cases and this is an example of that. There are not many players in this game but I like the red and it doesn't come cheap.

The prices include a 23% discount given only to corporate accounts.

It doesn't get any better than this and outsiders can't even begin to compete and do not try.

These machines perform day in and day out without fail for years if maintained and operated properly. They should for what they cost.

I am fortunate to get these and it will make things easier.

This is as "Made in America" as you can get and we gave most of it away.

They will never be this clean again. Click on the picture for a closer look.


  1. you can take the boy outta the farm, but you can't take the farm outta the boy... or something like that.

  2. Brand newz?

    That has job security written all over it!

    It's nice to have new though, I get sick and tired of working on wore out fucking junk shit that parts are obsolete for.

    I had to have a machine shop make a shaft that sheared off in a gear reduction last week, the thing was only about ten inches long, 850 bucks.
    If it is an oddball or obsolete, we have it.

    We have Hydroblast pumps that have crank shafts with SIX inch, round, solid babbit main bearings!
    We have to have the cranks spray welded and reground and when was the last time you knew of anyone who does BABBIT bearings?

    Yeppers, sure is nice to have new stuff sometimes.
    Sounds like you are feeling better, glad to see that.

    Take care and have a great weekend,


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