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.


Out of Iraq Blogroll (OOIBC) Shutting Down

Thank you Vern for doing what you did and even though we are still in Irak and Afghannystan and now  Libya plus our 4th war front on drugs I respect you for trying to make a difference in a country that has come to love war outside of many things that are more important such as education for our nations children and health care for those who are less fortunate than others who have access to medical care to name two things higher on the priority list for me than for the whores in DC.

Hi everyone –

Thank you all for your support of the Out of Iraq Bloggers over the past few years.

On July 15 we will discontinue serving the OOIBC Blogroll from Antemedius, and the scrolling blogroll widget you have in your blog sidebar will stop working, so you may want to uninstall it before then.

The old OOIBC Blogger site will also be deleted on July 15 – if you have any posts there you would like to copy you may do that up until the morning of July 15.


Keep On Rockin' In The Free World: Give Obama and the Dems Some Credit For A Change – the wars will continue for many years to come, it appears.

There is another war on the horizon coming up fast: Don't Look Out The Window

Best regards,

Vern Radul aka Edger


  1. thank you

  2. I just went over there.
    Wish I would have known sooner about this site.
    Why is this guy shutting down????

    I am having the same thought.