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.


These Birds Live

But not the one I get to gnaw on this afternoon. He gave himself up for good cause though.

To anyone I missed may you all have a great time with friends and family today.

I am so thankful for what I have at this time in my life and I know you feel the same if you have not been affected as I by the economy. That's why we spread it around a bit because that can change in a second.

Thanks for stopping by on a Holiday.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Tom! Enjoy your day with good food and family!

    I'm thankful this day even tho my husband is out of work, we have no health insurance, but we are healthy and have family and we have food on the table! What more could a girl ask for?!

  2. Two toes and two thumbs up on that.

  3. OTC- I'm very happy that you're very happy. I'm very happy that I'm not in Iraq or Afganistan 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 Afganistan. 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.

  4. Thank you again, friend.

    It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year and I look forward to the next one.

    Hope it wasn't too cold there!

    Love ya,