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.


What Does This Have To Do With Pork?

Yea they have problems on the track but it just didn't start and there's more to this than just rather piss-poor racing. Briefly Nascar has fined two drivers for remarks about the sport they made that were not positive. No names cuz there's an image to uphold ya know. Touched on this issue some time ago because this is about corporations and how they screw things up. Bottom line in this case these boys and a girl or two I think as I pay no attention any more just want to race. That's what it's all about. Stick the restrictor plates where the sun don't shine! But no that's not good for the bottom line so we get super shitty racing at least to me.

Ever been to a National drag racing event? If not take my word and spend 60 smackers or so and for once in your life see one. Go on Saturday not for the finals on Sunday because it's nonstop bracket racing on Saturday.

Weekend before last the Mile Hi Nationals were held in Denver. A couple years ago a driver in a Top Fuel dragster was killed in a crash not at this track but another. You get killed in racing that's just the way it can be and they all know that. What do they do but change the rules to help the image. A 1/4 mile is just that. 1320 feet not 1000 like it is now. I want my 320 feet back dammit. The slower classes may still run the full length I'm not sure. I hope some are-after all a drag race is for a quarter mile.

Even at a 1000' and over a mile in altitude the big boys were going through the traps at 320mph. Go see what that looks like. Before you hear them they're half way down the track.

Fly's one for one in this sport. One event one trophy back in '71 or '72. Went through the lights at 106mph with a time of 14.16 sec.and in third gear. This was a mid 12 second car but entered just for the hell of it. You have a car that will turn a 14 sec. quarter mile you have a very fast car. It was a 64 Chevelle with a 327 with close to 400HP. Never got beat in this car. Did I mention I was a Chevy man?

On to the pork. I'm pissed off at the food I get served because 9.5 times out of 10 it's gonna suck a hind teat. Corporations as you know have their paws all over farming and animal mass production for consumption. Pork is so lean and so genetically engineered it has lost its flavor as has many other foods we consume animal and vegetable.

 You can't live in the past but every once in a while I'd like some of the real thing for a change.

Cross posted @ Mad Mikes America


  1. Couple of small items.
    I love Chevy's. My car is 20 years old. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Been a Chevy fan since the Days of old Dina Shore. You no, see the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet.
    Next item, Meat today sucks. I can't remember when I had beef that tasted like beef. What's up with yellow chickens? What the hell has pork morphed into to? I eat a lot of salads these days...;)

  2. I drive a Honda now and have had a couple others. Cars are better but not the food. If I was rich there would be several very hot old Chevy's around!