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.


If I Were Ever To Own One

A Ford that is the closest thing to it would be one of these. Not a replica but a real one. Since I don't have the hundreds of thousands of dollars required there are no worry's about Fly crossing over. Did I mention I was a Chevy man and love the smell of burning rubber not just in the morning but anytime--it's true.
 Here's some burning for ya right here. These cars are so fast and an original Shelby 427 AC Cobra is a piece of art that unfortunately only the super rich can afford.

Then there is the music from that era most of which and maybe all of it originating from California. As a motor head kid stuck in the middle of a cornfield there were only a few things on my mind in those day. Cars girls and beer.

Here is a song by Rip Chords named "Hey Little Cobra" and sung by the Hall Bros. I picked this version because the car they ride in on is a Corvette.


  1. You got me curious as I'm sure every buff is curious to know the history behind the shelbey

  2. Appreciate that James. How I loved beating up on those Fords!