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.


Gas Pains

Well Christopher things have changed a bit here. Last time I filled up just after the 1st of the month is was like $3.16. Yesterday it was much different drawing blood at a rate of $3.57. It has to be more in Cali I'm sure. I understand for Merka to progress the 1% needs us to put food on their table.


  1. I paid $3.85 Friday before lunch.

    Came out of the Mexican restaurant I love eating at and the price was up .02 cents to $3.87 in an hour.

    Barry said he might release some of the strategic petroleum reserves when UK PM David Cameron was here -- then he pussied out and "nyet" to the idea.

    If something isn't done, Barry might not sail into a second term. People are hurting and from what I'm hearing in liberal New York state, they are furious at him for doing nothing.

  2. He does as he's told like the good boy that he is.

  3. Even such Dems as Bill Clinton and Sens. Kent Conrad (ND), Jon Tester (MT), Claire McClaskill (MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC), support the Keystone XL pipeline.

    The window of opportunity to get this pipeline built before Canada decides to sell the oil to China instead is closing.

    It's a damned mystery to me why opponents of Keystone XL prefer we get oil from hostile nations like Saudi Arabia.

  4. $4.25 in Sacramento. Why don't I just send the 1% my food, if the poor dears need to eat, instead of paying so much for gas? Or maybe we can give them food stamps.

  5. $3.57 here today, I had to fill up!