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.


Vegas Underground People

This is something else. You do what you gotta do but this is not a pretty sight and people die living in these places from flash flooding plus other things. What used to be the richest country in the world and in one of the wealthiest cities. The Empire is in decline.


  1. Christ, it makes me sob to see this kinda shit OF. But we have to remember this is the era of "I got mine fuck the rest of you".

    Whole families are living like this..and yet..it continues unabated. When the bodies wash up, what will the idiots that voted in the R's say to their children? How will they explain good families living like this? Sickening..so fucking sickening.

  2. Dusty, you summed it up pretty good.
    The right couldn't care less.

  3. Yes you did Dusty and Tim is right on as well. What kills me is how the things that are being cut are being supported by the very ones who need it the most. I'm to the point I can't monetarily help anyone anymore because I need every little bit I have and that's the truth.

  4. Since I lost half my income when I blew out my back, I have little to offer either, which makes me even sadder.