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.


They Did Land It

Just like what was said here and it was the only thing that made the most sense. Now what else have we put on their table and how would you feel if there were planes flying above spying on you and ongoing covert operations from outside agitators happening in your country?

 This is a losing deal all around except for - - - well you know.


  1. Ha! Still a few bugs in the system.

  2. You mean our guy who said -

    the loss was “like dropping a Ferrari into an ox-cart technology culture.”

    Empire mind set I guess.

  3. GMTA.

    I saw the exclusive on the Christian Science Monitor site and I was blown away.

    Barry is every bit as thick-headed as his predecessor. He blithely sent a vulnerable CIA spy drone over Iran and now, as they say, they rest is history.