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.



Don't have anything except I'm headed out for an extended cruise looking for some fall pictures that because of circumstances don't really have any. The peak of the aspens is over but not everywhere.

Blue sky's and 21* this morning. I like fall as well it's just what comes next that bothers me.

BTW - The defendant was found guilty of second degree murder.

Have a great Saturday where ever you may be and appreciate your visit to OTC. I forgot - don't take take any shit from stupid fuckers as it just dumbs you down as well.


  1. Wow, that was an interesting murder story.

    Have a good weekend OF. ;)

  2. FYI-Dusty the word her is this woman's father is a Bulgarian mafia figure. The dead guy in his Chicago days became friends with a mafia figure as well and named a restaurant here after this guy. We don't understand why her daddy didn't come up with the 2mil bail so maybe that's not true. Fall colors are gone.

    What can be said for fact is that there were more who disliked this man than liked him.