Last week I started the GratiTuesday Challenge! I strongly encourage all of you to join me! Here it is y’all: Take a good look around. What are you blessed with? What do you have to be thankful for this week? No matter how big or how small – if you can find something to be grateful for in any situation, your world will become a bit brighter.
This week I am grateful for tacos, (and a multitude of other things) but in all seriousness – this weekend I had some of the absolute best tacos and I have not been able to stop thinking about them since. If you know me at all, it is no secret that tacos are probably my favorite thing in this entire world. So, when my good friend Jenna mentioned that we should go to Bakersfield, a trendy spot in Charlotte that specializes in tacos – I am sure it is no stretch for you to imagine my excitement.
Our afternoon was full of great conversation, loud belly laughs and of course, incredible tacos. My favorite was the Pollo Rojo – braised chicken, smoky guajillio chili salsa, queso fresco, white onion, chipotle lime crema and cilantro. Sounds delicious, right?! That chipotle lime crema was, to. die. for. Bakersfield’s fish taco was a very close second. It has crispy mahi, tabasco lime sauce, citrus slaw and cilantro. The word mouthwatering, doesn’t even begin to cover it.
The atmosphere at Bakersfield did not disappoint either. From the moment you walk in, the vibe is comfortable and authentic. Surrounded by reclaimed wood, a concrete bar top, tables made from barrels and good ol’ black and white Westerns playing on all of the televisions – all allowing customers to feel at ease and as though they are transplanted into another time in Southern California. And I don’t even think I need to mention that their small menu packs a mighty big punch.
It might seem quite silly to dedicate my second GratiTuesday blog post tacos, but there is just something about enjoying good food with the best of friends – it truly does nourish the soul. The strongest friendships don’t need constant conversations or daily interactions, just time spent together that is full of love, laughter and fantastic food. A good friend makes your problems their problems, so you don’t have to go through them alone. They accept the person that you are, but they also help you in becoming the person you should be. (Just like tacos, am I right?) 🙂