4/16/17
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.

7/29/15

Just Plain Flabbergasted Big Time

Saw something today that has me shaking my head in extreme confusion. The picture below is not it but something needs to be said about this as well.

 It is not the first time I have seen trash strewn about by a bear at this very same place and even a couple times the dumpster has been tipped over. Personally I'd  put a padlock on this so I would not have to continually pick up after bears and particularly this can happen in the heat of the summer when things are smelling really really good.


This is on a road that I walk or ride a lot and it leads from the west edge of town and dead ends at the golf course that sits within the boundaries of a state park. Smooth surface riding with little traffic in the park. There is a picture below that I'm hoping can't be seen yet as an explanation is in order.

Earlier this year when it was wet there was a mud hole. The people who live here only turn right as there is no other way out. The driveway is very wide but these people whether wet or dry were driving through this pot hole every time including entering as well. I'm looking at this and was confused then too as to why anyone would do that over and over when it's more than easily avoided. I don't understand that and what comes next I understand even less.

So what did these people do?????????

Click on the picture below and see for yourself.














Normal people don't do this kinda shit! Putting a piece of asphalt in the pot hole to lessen the impact a bit instead other obvious and better alternatives.

It's a different breed of cat around here I tell you and I don't like it at all for the most part and I'm gonna try to move to the west slope. That will be hard to accomplish and will be pursued a bit before I head back to Mexico I'm thinking in Oct.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that and leaving this nonsense behind as there is another post coming about another matter.

7/11/15

The Good And The Disgusting

Disgusting at least to this guy. It took a while to readjust after being in Mexico in particular with the cost of things and how lousy for the most part food tastes in restaurants eaten at around here.

 The picture below is from a Chinese joint I've eaten at before in the north part of Pueblo and it is well above average. While I was gone they raised the prices. This lunch plate which was very good without a drink and a buck fifty tip was $11.40. Certainly not disgusting because it tasted so good but too rich for my budget. After all it's Chinese chop plus it's lunch time.
(click on the pictures to enlarge - twice if you want)

Another lunch example here at a palapa joint next to a small river that flows into the Bahía de Banderas in Mismaloya south of Puerto Vallarta.

On the table is soup with fishballs and vegetables. Behind the coke are at least ten small and warmed tortillas and to the right are condiments of your choosing. Cane sugar is used instead of high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks. It was ice cold and would indulge myself occasionally and this was veeeery rewarding - it tasted sooo good. The soup was even better.

This the place and the cooking is done in the back part of the picture.

Located on this street with the ocean and bay a 100yds away behind.

The damages for the meal above are as follows -

  8  peso bus ride
40  peso lunch
10  peso half litre bottle of coke
10  peso tip
  8  peso bus ride back
76 total
That is less than $5

Then there was this experience just the other day in the upscale part of downtown Pueblo at this burger place a chain of some kind. Lunch was on my bud but even with that Fly was having issues with the menu. Gonna try to make this as short as possible. I got a lamb burger only and water to drink. That was $8.50

My friend had what you see in the picture that doesn't do it justice and a drink. I don't know what this was nor care. It was at least five inches tall and started falling apart pretty much immediately.

"Handcut French Fries" is what these are. Don't give a shit if the Queen of Egypt had her pinkies on these things they were plain old crappy fries and tasted just as bad as all the others when they cooled off.  The damage for this - no tip was $28.50

Seriously I was taken aback a bit by this and find it disgusting. Even when working would probably turned around and left after figuring things out. Ordered at a counter and you cleared your teeny table.

It was busy and quite a few big people. This is not an affluent area by any means but it's not about that but about what people want these days and that is massive amounts of shitty bad for you food.

I can't tell you how much this guy is looking forward to many more real decent 50 peso lunches!