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.


Another Milestone For Our Declining Empire

You read this stuff and I can't help but to feel sad and then the sadness turns to despair knowing that it going to get worse before it can get better if it ever does which is doubtful. These bastards do not have a heart. The figures are from 2009. What's it like now almost three years later with the economy in even worse shape. I am not proud of my country and despise the people who have done this but you know that.

We could have Americans starving to death on the streets of this country and those in DC would still vote to take food away from them and that's a goddamn fact. This is where we are at.


  1. I heard that statistic on NPR this morning. We're on our way to becoming a banana republic.

  2. Yes, Fly, another millstone.

  3. Cannon fodder and cheap labor and an easy way to deal with the excess. An oligarchs delight.

  4. The sad thing is that our oligarchs and their apologists see nothing wrong with this. "At least they're not starving and dying like in Somalia!" appears to be their notion. As in, if you aren't dying of starvation and exposure, you're not really poor. What a buncha jerks.

    - Badtux the Ticked-off Penguin

  5. In saw your response BT. A excellent
    ass kicking.

    Our government does not care they just do not or are they in the near future if ever. This is where we are at.