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.


I'd Love To

If I was any where close to this I would join this fellow.


  1. Well it looks like 30,K are headed for Afganistan and Blackwater has " secret ops "going on in Pakistan. They're using them so no technical violation occurs regarding our troops on foreign soil. Lots to ponder. Maybe we asking Obama to do too much, too soon. I don't think so but he's better than McCain/Palin by a mile. Suppose we should be very thankful for that. Have a good Turkey Day.

  2. I would love to go to this march, I'm not that far from Washington. We'll see!

  3. See it? I would take part in a heartbeat! I have spent the better part of my adult life protesting some jackass President and the stupid shit he does!

    Oh, and have a good turkey day One Fly..I heart you sweet man. ;)

  4. Love the idea of the March... good on them!

    Have a fun gobble, gobble, day tomorrow!!

  5. Great fuukin shot, Tom!

    Franklin proposed the turkey as the Murkin bird.

    Have a passable day!


  6. The timing would of this would of been better this fall but we'll take what we can get. Is this photo wingnuts heading for a book signing? I thought I recognized Ben Nelson, Saint Mary Landrieu, Blanched/Poached Lincoln and Joe Liebermann with his nose up John McCain's ass. Once a fart inhaler always a fart inhaler.