April 8, 2019
Happy Freaking Monday! Come on, Monday's are not that bad! Okay, I get it, some weeks may seem like more of a drag than others BUT TODAY, I have to tell you, I am SUPER PUMPED! I will get to that in a moment but, first, I did want to give a shout-out to one of the coolest, hippest, and trendiest places in Baltimore, especially if you like good, authentic Mexican food.
Hello Bar Clavel!
Seriously, if you want to have a really good time, it's a MUST. Plus, with the wait, usually, over an hour, you are just plain giddy by the time you sit down to eat. And I am TOTALLY not speaking from experience last Friday night. Ha! Maybe that is why I am in such a good mood for a Monday; I am coming off a pretty memorable weekend!
Located in an eclectic area of Baltimore called "Remington," Founder Lane Harlan, and Chef/Partner, Carlos Raba, bring their Sinaloan heritage to their always outstanding menu. As a family owned Taqueria and Mezcaleria (yes, the Mezcal is AMAZING), every ingredient is fresh, made from scratch, and provides a fabulous balance of Northern Mexican culinary cuisine and, of course, a piece of Baltimore too. From the corn and flour tortillas made from a 5th generation recipe, to the meats and seafood that are butchered in house daily, to the fabulous selection of ancestral Mezcal, artisanal cocktails, and an ambiance that is just LIVELY and FUN, this should, definitely, be a go-to place the next time you are in the area!
I will admit, I could not even tell you what kind of Mezcal I consumed. I was not in charge of the ordering - especially since I am clueless as to where to start - but I do have this awesome picture of the menu, LOL.
Dinner started with their delicious homemade guacamole, followed by their always popular "Queso Fundido," and then the chef's choice of tacos with their fabulous corn tortillas!
I know, I kind of fell down on the job with getting more pictures but the company and conversation seemed to take precedent! I guess I will just need to go back, right?!?!
So, now that I have shared with you my fantastic Friday night, here is something else that has gotten me super excited! Today was the start of my Instagram campaign that gives YOU the chance to win a $500 Visa gift card from me!
Yes, you read correct; a $500 gift card!
YES, a $500 Visa gift card to shop 'til you drop, indulge in a fabulous restaurant, buy that perfect piece for your house, travel, drink all the coffee and wine OR whatever else you see FIT!
Here is the scoop on how you can WIN:
- Contest runs until THIS FRIDAY, April 12th at midnight! Winner will be announced on Saturday, April 13th!
- You must follow, like, and tag your friends who you think would be TOTALLY "Fit4Janine!"
- The more friends you tag, the more chances you have to win!
- A BONUS entry: If you inquire via email or Direct Message to set up a meeting with Janine to discuss how your company can get the "Fit4Janine" stamp of approval, and be showcased on her social media and blog!
- Multiple posts will run throughout the week so many chances to get your friends loving all that Fit4Janine is about!
*Please note, this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
Ready? Set? Get your friends on board and get entered! I mean, who does not want $500?!?!
Good luck, Happy Monday, and go try out some flipping good Mezcal!