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.


No This Is Not From A Turkey

But it is from a bird that that met an unfortunate ending.

It's from one of these a Blue Grouse. This poor fellow early in the morning flew into a gate  and when I found it delivered to me a very short time later it was still very warm and there was no hesitation on what needed to be done.

Tasted really good let me tell ya. His loss my gain. These birds are noted as not being that intelligent.


  1. easy on the salt. I'm game for that meal.

  2. I never want to hear you grousing about not having enough to eat. Is it better than partridge or quail? How about pheasant? Curious cooks want to know.

  3. Not as good as pheasant but better than the other I think.

  4. Nice to have fresh food delivered to your door.
    Looks tasty.

  5. hella tasty when slow cooked in the crock-pot, those birds are.