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.


Good On Michael Martin Murphey.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for people that do this known and unknown. Beulah is just up the road a bit. Nuff said.


  1. Oh my. MMM is a New Mexican, wrote our state ballad. My grandfather had a cabin in Beulah and when I was growing up we spent many summers at the cabin and fishing at Lake Isabel. The cabin had an outhouse and the town tore it down and wouldn't let anyone build there because it was too close to the stream. I'm glad the area will be protected.

  2. I haven't heard this song in many years. It was once my favorite. I'm glad to hear this good man has made an all important move to protect the land.

  3. That's good stuff Patrick it really is. We will get together to bullshit I tell you.

    I'm going to try that map thing they have to show the location.

  4. Yea Teresa our team needs to get one now and then and every little bit helps. I almost drove into Beulah last Sunday but went to the castle instead. Only been there one time.

    Pat does it have a main street?

  5. Some good news! Too bad it isn't on national news, oooh gosh...that could be uplifting! I really love hearing about this...Thanks! Love that song and the horses.

  6. Mine and my daughter's favorite song!

    Lovely story.


  7. I doubt if I'd even recognize it after forty years, back then the highway ran through it.