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.


And The Answer Is

With a whopping seven votes (thank you for that) it's well past time for the answer.

What was Lewis & Clark's expeditions's favorite food?
Gently seared buffalo hump
  0 (0%)
Fresh pan fried trout
  3 (42%)
Braised fido
  1 (14%)
Fresh elk loin tartare
  0 (0%)
Antelope kidney
  3 (42%)

Having just read about this expedition the food eaten was a story in itself. If they could get it 8-9 pounds of meat a day per man. I bet Sacagawea could put it away too. You've heard of food like this before I'm sure. The braised pooch and antelope kidney are mine. Reading the names of the choices damn near makes me hungry.

I've never eaten buffalo hump but have eaten my share of buffalo and it's real good as is most of the rest but there's something about antelope for me. Catching trout is what fishing is to me as I'm not that fond of their taste. Big browns are very good.

We got one smarty pants out there because it was dog these men enjoyed more than anything else pass all.


  1. The best trout I have ever eaten was cooked over the campfire at Turkey Creek Lake, 13 miles into the Weminuche Wilderness.

  2. I'm sorry to say I did not buy a fishing license this year. I should probably be beaten.

  3. Great header! WHAT no fishing license...you should be able to get one for free now. Or at least for a $1


  4. I'm too young and I guess there should be happiness there. I had a dollar in my hand along with a big smile but that magic # is 64.

  5. Great header...but then you know I love horses. Hey...I forgot! I don't like this post...just thinkin about eating dog hurts my heart. I really don't care for trout. Give me walleye and crappie...:)

  6. Sorry bout that. You have walleye??

    1. Yep...believe it or not, we have walleye in Kansas. Below the spillways. Wonder if I can find the ole picture of the first walleye I caught??? It was huge...but then that's a fish story isn't it??? hahaha