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On the 6th day of blogmas, Aitza gave to me…. tasty Bartaco to please the entire family!
I was invited to try out the new #bartacosecrettaco , and you know I cannot say no to free food. Especially when it is yummy. They say the holiday season is time to eat, drink, and be merry. That’s precisely what I did while capturing the beauty of Bartaco’s Chapel Hill location.
Bartaco Leaves Nuggets of Home in Each Bite
The manager Mark, gave me an in-depth story on the history of Bartaco. It is intended to be a healthy version street food. Think all you favourite street tacos from various cities in one place. As I sat sipping on my tequila and drinking in the Bartaco conception story, two themes stuck out to me: home and adventure. Co-founder and Creative Director, Sasa Mahr-Batuz, an Argentinian native with love for travel. His love for his home country and past adventures pops up throughout the restaurant on and off the menu.
The menu features freshly squeezed drinks, margaritas with signature tequila, and freshly made guac. Once and twice during my time there, I saw staff grabbing fresh fruit from baskets. The walls are lined with images of beaches and mountains and people from Mahr-Batuz’s explorations of the globe. It was truly the perfect blend of Latin America and the rest of the world, which I appreciated. We should always have balance in life. Even in the form of an avocado taco.
Let this be reminder home isn’t always a place. Sometimes it is and other times it is a taco or the view of palm trees year round. You don’t have to be at that exact location to feel at home. As so many are travel across the country to celebrate holidays with new inlaws, stuck far way from the place they call home due to work, or are still searching for the true meaning of home know that your lived experience is valuable. Share it with others in whatever for you can. If it’s food and photography go that route. Find yourself being more of postcard person with an image of you favourite tree in town, pop that in in the mail. Maybe it’s calling up loved ones and discussing memories you have shared. Then pick up that phone and get to chatting. Because that’s what home really is; that place or thing or feeling that makes you feel safe and loved and your best self.
PS: If you want a closer look at my experience at Bartaco, check out my latest Vlogmas video.