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.


Ah - Country Girls

There's a reason these tunes have been around for some 40 years and it's also why they'll be around for another 40+ as well. 


  1. My favorite is still 'If You Want to Get to Heaven'.

  2. That and a lot of their other tunes as well. It's fun and puts a smile on your face. Just plain damn good stuff Fearguth.

  3. Ashamed to say I had never heard this band. I have now and WOW. That from a boy raised in Harlan County, Kentucky.

  4. Then you're better off than you were before. Thanks for the visit Cletis.

  5. By the way, I love the photo at the top.

  6. Who was Jackie Blue anyway.

    There is a new picture everyday and on the left is a link to my picture blog and there are plenty there. That's pretty new.