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.


Barter Town-No It Be Prison City

I got a chuckle out of this.

Plenty started wearing high end  sun glasses and Rodeo Dr. clothes thinking they were maybe going to become celebs only to be ass kicked over the goal posts of reality of what other country's think about the absurd number of human beings we incarcerate in this country.

Good on them!!


  1. Interesting piece, Fly. In adition, all the prisoners in all those prisons, will count in the census as residents of that county, giving it more federal resources than counties without prisons get.

  2. Yup-you drive through Canyon City TC and it's easy to tell there's money there.

  3. The prison at the end of their main street is very impressive, yet I found the people to be pretty normal, although there is a large Hell's Angel group in town, at least back when Panzer's were made there. Biker's, prison guards, inmates. Seems like a equally matched group.

  4. That's funny as shit Russ.

    We open the front tomorrow. It's rough. I'll try to play on Monday.