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.


Animal Producers Under Attack For Being Inhumane And They Cry

The tears are flowing the accusations piling up by those who mass produce animals for society's meat sources.
Here's one comparing


What they're whining about is measures passed by the people to give animals who are raised in cages more room. It's the corporations talking here.

Raising and processing animals on a massive scale is not for the feint of heart. It's tough, nasty and the butchering process should be seen by every American because there is a major difference between animals and humans and our society needs to understand that.

That won't happen because we love war and death.

I don't have a problem with forcing these producers to treat these animals better during their short life span.


  1. Watch Frederick Wiseman's Meat (1976), a documentary filmed in Greeley.

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  3. Makes one want to become a vegetarian.

  4. Uhm, they're *food*. I don't see how it's any less humane to keep a chicken in cramped quarters than it is to chop the chicken's head and send him to someone's dinner plate. Now, if you're gonna make arguments that it's a safety issue, that keeping chickens too close together spreads diseases and stuff like that, fine. But for me, the whole "humane" issue when we're talking about critters whose fate is the plate is nonsense.

    - Badtux the Carnivorous Penguin

  5. When it comes to that Tux they don't feel a thing and that is a fact.

    Up to that point however whether its chickens or other animals you can see fear and hurt in their eyes and it's not pleasant to see happen.

    Seeing that fear,hurt or whatever until they reach maturity when the end comes is wrong and I think this decision is the correct one.

  6. Glad I AM a vegetarian! Great post dude!