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.


What 284 Gets You

That's $2.84 including tax. One biscuit with a bit of a human touch with the gravy - six thin very tasty strips of bacon that you can chew and chew and some real decent hot chocolate.

I got this thing about biscuits and gravy and bacon for that matter as well. Most of the time b&g are a disappointment just like Chinese chop.

This gets a 9 outta ten overall because it's just plain good. Factor in the cost and it becomes a 10+.

I don't care about sports much but did look at the baseball stats and I see the rocks are in the shitter - deep in the shitter.


  1. Loved this whole post, PLUS a cool photo of Stretch on the front porch just looking at you, saying...What are you doing!

    And the heat rising up from the ground to start another day.

    Any rain there...I hope ours gets to you...it feels wonderful!

    No rain for two days but cool 70* weather. Refreshing.


  2. I think that's the dirty lens instead of heat. No rain but it is overcast and 67. It did get up to 96 yesterday. Just right - kinda.

  3. Hey, Fly

    I'm more of a hash browns and gravy guy, but always the bacon. Had BLT's for dinner last night. And, yes, I did save the Bacon Grease.

    Super HOT here for the last couple of weeks and no rain. Heat is supposed to break starting Sunday, 105 projected for today.

    I got back from my 11 week temporary assignment a week ago. Sorry we couldn't hook up on your mid-west trip.

    Keep them pic and posts coming, always enjoy.

    Tim near KC

  4. Oooh yummy...I have a real weakness for B&G. I'm heading to Ft. Scott in the morning with BF (he keeps some of his cattle down there)anyway, B&G is required if he wants me to go. Cool picture of Stretch! is he black or gray?

    1. Stretch is so grey she looks white if that makes sense. I'm hungry again.

  5. It looks like a decent meal for a very decent price.
    I like the picture of it.

  6. Nice Duta. Now I'm hungry again. You have this HUGE post up I have to go look at.