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 Greatest "SHOW OF WHORES" Set To Begin

Senate poised to start health care debate



  1. I'm old enough to remember when Single Payer was first conceived of as the best solution to our national healthcare problems. Town Hall meetings,etc were held and momentum started to build around a strategy and solution. I was a strong suporter and talked to the Dems leading the charge then: Sens. Kennedy and Harkin and Congressman Pete Stark and Peter DeFazio were on my " Call the Congressman" list. The year was 1992 before Bubba was elected. Seventeen years later and Trillions of Dollars wasted: here we go again. A mashed up mess of leftovers from holidays past and still Americans search for the main course. What we're likely to get instead will be funny tasting appetisers, candied yams and marshmellow jello. No real nourishment but, hey, plenty of high fructose corn sweeteners and filler. Such is our sad state of affairs; forever wars and corporate craziness abroad and fear and insecurity at home. One of my three favorite Americans said of the mental state of the American psyche. " Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied by drink and (drugs)". It was Mark Twain and the quote was written 130 years ago. Good luck and my sincere blessings to all those who expect to find solace and comfort in the wisdom of our national leaders. Adios, Amigos.

  2. oh shit, am I missing the debate?? I gotta get my life back, my addictive political blog life that I have put on the back burner since Thanksgiving week!!

  3. you're just joshing -right sue?

    I expect nothing and that hasn't changed from the very beginning.