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 Man Who Should Be

I have never seen this man more on point about the direction our country needs to go and the reasons why. OTC has the up most respect for Dennis Kucinich. How he holds his temper at times is beyond me and that fact too that he has never given up the fight for what is right for you and me!


  1. Tom, Kucinich is well worth listening to. I never paid much attention to him before the campaign last year. I like what he says and I can see him as president. I believe if Obama keeps on the track he is on he will be in trouble for 2012. Kucinich needs to start grooming himself for 2016. Great video, I'd like to put it on my blog.

  2. You can't from here-gotta go to DN.

  3. Best post on what's really going on in the here and now. Kucinich is so accurate. This is the kind of interview that should be on every major network befor a vote to escalate. A true American statesman. Nice job, One Fly, Nice job.

  4. Hey One Fly - just between me and you and a wall: Montgomery Clift is not John Waynes' complete bitch in the scene where they're drinking water from a well and gaze deeeply into each others' eyes.