Have I mentioned how much I love Jackson restaurants? If I haven’t, I’m surprised with myself, because they are awesome. When I make my millions, I’m going to move to Jackson and eat at the local restaurants every night. I guess that might be a little dramatic, and not truly what I plan on doing when I make my millions, but I don’t love the places any less.

There is a new restaurant in a fun, historic district in Jackson called Fondren that is delicious and exciting. It’s called Babalu and is a tapas and tacos restaurant. It’s my new favorite.

When you order guacamole at Babalu, the servers come to your table with a big stone bowl and the ingredients of the guacamole in individual bowls beside the larger one. They proceed to make the guacamole right in front of you. I love avocados in any form, and this form is fantastic. They have empanadas, tacos of every variety (the best one, in my opinion, is the Portobello), all kinds of specialty drinks and sangria, salads… all fresh and delicious. There’s a great atmosphere, a fun bar,  and a lovely patio where you can eat as well with comfortable lounge benches and big umbrellas.

We had our semester banquet for my sorority there last Sunday. It was a great way to close our an epic weekend; our formal was Friday night and Spring Parties were Saturday (Spring Parties are parties at the fraternity houses with pools and other set-ups that last all day and almost all night). Now that school is coming to a close- this is our last week of classes before finals week!- everyone is restless and ready to be done with their work.


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