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.


The Armstrong

Another extremely disappointing Texan who makes the minority of all the good ones look bad. Why would anyone care what this person has to say?


  1. It's all really sad...there are no heroes. Not of the athletic kind, really.


    1. The fact he lied for years and years and now is allowed to continue to run his mouth on national TB is sooo wrong.

  2. The cult of celebrity trumps integrity once again. Love the spiel, by Oprah et al, that he is being 'brave' to confess. Bollocks.

  3. Lance Pharmstrong? Another in a long line of doped up cheaters... along with Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McQuire, etc.

    Love the photo of the iguana critter! I would crap myself if I saw something like that come out of the weeds!

  4. I don't think I care what athletes do, but it's sad they can't just have confidence in their own abilities. I doubt there's an adult over 45 who doesn't take at least 2 prescription drugs, thank you Big Pharma. It's indicative of our culture that everyone thinks drugs will make it better.