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.


Prayers Pass All Down Der In Mississippi

How can people make intelligent decisions when they believe the impossible?


  1. Alabama can't be far behind.

    By the way, great pic! Is that a Rufous HB?

  2. It is a rufous. Poor guy flew into the shop and there is an array of window they fly into. Lose several a year but luckily this fellow only knocked himself out. Took several minutes but finally he came around.

    A personal best to you Fearguth for the Holiday Season and may 010 be the best!!

  3. I have had the privilege(?) to visit Mississippi on several occasions. The first was 1973. There were houses backed up to creeks which functioned as sewers. Barefooted black children with sticks poked turds and tampaxes in the pools of water. If I had been them I would have prayed like a sonofabitch, too. Twenty some years later I ate at a small town restaurant. Not much seems to have changed with these sad people.

  4. I would take a mud hut in West Africa over that and what I saw on the south side of Chicago in the middle 80's.