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.


New Poster In This Cornfield

FYI-recently I invited a fellow blogger to OTC. That offer was accepted and the blogger is someone you may know. Mr. Holte Ender is the man. His site is Now Listen Here and he also contributes as I do at MMA.

Why? Well for a couple of reasons one of which is that I like his passion about issues of the day and another is that he's now a bud of mine.

There is a post from him below this and it's understood he's welcome to post more or not it remains up to him. He is a fart smucker and if and when he comes by again we'll all be better off.

Welcome Mr. Ender!!


  1. That's a good thing. I think more of us should team up. The bigger the better know matter what she says;)

  2. I am just a little leery when a quality mom-n-pop blog sells out to a big box blogger. I will remain skeptical.

  3. My bad, i failed to indicate that my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek.

  4. I see. You're one of my go to guys as well ya know there ya see!

  5. An excellent addition. Welcome Holte.

  6. My bad, I goofed. Welcome Mr. Ender, you can never post too many fabulous photos for me One Fly :)