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.


Lock It Up Or Else Go Lowrider

One of the fringe benefits of driving a vehicle that sits off the ground. Then with battery operated tools slicing converters off gets so easy even Granny can do it.


  1. So what am I supposed to do, weld a tab onto my catalytic converter and chain it to the frame of my Jeep? At least my catalytic converters aren't hanging out in the open -- there's two of them buried right below the exhaust manifolds, and the big one under the car is above the transfer case belly skid plate -- but I don't see any real way to secure them against someone who really wants them. I mean, crap, my Jeep doesn't even have an internal release for the hood -- just whack open the two latches on the outside corners of the hood, and lift the latch at the front center, and you're open. Just another reason to carry comprehensive auto insurance, sigh!

    - Badtux the Jeepin' Penguin

  2. That's it Tux-if they want it they're going to get it and screw things up either way.