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.


Portand Dummies Fight Over A Cornfield Pig

There are things to fight over but this is not one of them.

Portland police had to break up a fist-fight after a pig-cooking contest that resulted in a chef and the event's organizer being arrested. The Oregonian reports that after the Sunday event, chef Eric Bechard confronted Brady Lowe, the cook-off's organizer, denouncing the contest for giving top marks to pork raised in Iowa.

Stupid shits-what else can you say. Pick a better battle than this. I hope because you were fighting like kids you over cooked these damn pigs and a choked on it.


  1. Just wait until these 'gourmet chefs' are allowed to start packing heat!

  2. I know Portland is supposed to be one of the more progressive places but seriously dudes pick a different fight.

  3. LOL!! As a Portland cat, I have to side with the Portland pig. ;-)

  4. Probably titled wrong and I wonder if anyone took a hot chop in the chops. Sounds like there were plenty of chops going around.