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.


Where's The Fish?

And this newspaper is oh so proud of this.

At one time this was one of the best papers in the nation with an array of award winning writers. To look at this paper today it is truly sad and a perfect example of where this industry has gone.

It's boring out there in the cornfields and if you don't hunt or fish you got god school and sports for the special kids. So many are hoping for the return to yester year when the go to thing was da mall not only on Saturday but Sunday too where mass quantities of junk were consumed because well ya know it was the Amerikan way. Not anymore and it ain't coming back.

I find this very disgusting.


  1. It's gonna get worse before it gets better...if it EVER does get better for the bottom 90% of us.

    As for newspapers...they are nothing like they used to be in ANY city, and I see them in LA, San Diego and of course my shithole of a Rethuglican city of Bakersfield. Good journalism costs money and just running ads MAKES money.

    Don't let the bastards get ya down and Enjoy the long weekend sweetie..hugs! ;)

  2. There was a time when the Sunday paper, or a special, was worth carting home a couple of extra pounds. Not anymore. Why should I pay for something that exists solely to host advertisements? When newspapers can answer that question, or make it irrelevant, they'll have found a way back to profitability.

  3. I doubt it Cujo-have a good Turkey day.