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.


A Happy Commenter

It's the day after and I'm still full. The picture at the top of the page is a retread but I like it. The sun is out and it may hit 70*.

Speaking of happy I got a kick out of this comment left yesterday. Have a good one.

OTC- I'm very happy that you're very happy. I'm very happy that I'm not in Iraq or Afghanistan today eating turkey loaf. I'm very happy not to be in line downtown standing in the cold rain and putting my trust in the kindness of strangers. I'm very happy not to be dining with Sarah Palin and eating marinated moose nuts and mustard for appetizers. I'm very happy not to dining with Pres. Obama as he reflects on the best course to pursue in selling out Progressive Dems and picking which Repugs he has to sleep with. I'm happy Obama has picked 2017 as the year we will end our occupation of Afghanistan. There is no coincidence with that date being the end of his potential 2nd term. I'm very happy that Dick Cheney is in some undisclosed location. I hope that murderer stays there as it would make me very happy. I'm happy that Tony Blair has earned his nickname "Poodleboy" yet again. Finally, I'm happy that you're with friends and love ones who nurture, love and understand your passions. Even if you have to pay them to do so. Turkeys Of The World Unite and Throw Off This Day Of Mass Genocide. Vaya con Dios, One Fly.


  1. Sounds like the same Anon. who drops by often and writes a line or 50, I want some of his Egg Nog.

  2. I disagree with one thing. I'd prefer Cheney in a disclosed location: Alcatraz.

  3. One Fly- Yesterday aftenoon and into the evening I was fortunate enough to have as guests two interesting folks as dinner companions. Both were retired high school teachers (35yrs). One taught Biology (originally from New York and the Yankees were off limits) and the other Spanish (originally from Costa Rica and her incredible beauty was off limits, dang.) They both were once bigtime union leaders and now work in the wine business. What great insight and work ethic they both had. Best takeaway line of the day: " If you think teaching is hard try passing 2 nine pound babies thru your vahhina, ok." Their take on Barack was interesting and on point; " he's a smart guy getting very bad advice, especially on the Middle East." On Chavez- "Would you trust the U.S. gov't if you had potentially the largest energy deposits in the Western Hemisphere, me either." One Fly this was entertaining and the wine was excellent. PS. Brining a turkey and duck for 24 hours gives you very tender and tasty meat. I highly recommend. The duck was like eating cool butter only much, much better. Adios, amigo.

  4. That's the prettiest bug I've ever seen and where the heck are you that it's 70 degrees!?! :o)

  5. Great comment! I remember when Obama first said he wanted to be out before his time was up. We knew that meant a second term and I would like to see us out by 2017 but I still do not see it unless we say frig it and leave!

    Hi Karen! They deserve it after the short summer Colorado had!

  6. So true. May we always be that happy.

  7. Yea Holte it's him alright and yes I do know him and he's a real mess let me tell ya! Keep asking him to post here but don't think he can figure out how to do it.

    Real close to Denver airport Karen. (DIA) Not going to be so nice today. That's a horse fly and will bite the living shit out of you but their eyes are something else.

    Second term -not at this rate unfortunatley.

    Thanks friends!