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.


Flowers From Heaven

Glad there were no chances taken with this threat!

In a study, researchers have found that long-term pot smokers were roughly 62 percent less likely to develop head and neck cancers than people who did not smoke pot.


  1. Peckernecks have finally found their nitch. God be praised: I just saw a Pretenders' show and there were people everywhere making sure they stopped cancer before it happened.

  2. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?

  3. Anonymous, if you just saw the Pretenders show, you were at Edgfield in Troutdale, I was there last weekend and live just across the river. What a cool place and a giant DFH enclave!

  4. Bustednuckles: The brothers' McM are great people and our area has greatly benefitted from their community spirit, so to speak. I've known them since '86 and follow FMR when they tour. Great show but I expected nothing less.