Babalu Giveaway!

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I am SO excited about today’s post because I get to share about one of my favorite local Jackson area restaurants, then give y’all some dolla dolla bills to go spend there! Woo hoo!

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Babalu in Fondren is one of my favorite spots in Jackson. Not only are the food and drinks outstanding, but the atmosphere is second to none! I love the modern minimalism they have going on inside, and their outdoor patio just seems to get cooler and cooler every spring. They’re constantly making it more diner friendly!

A friend of mine and I got a coveted patio seat last week for happy hour and just had the best time talking mom life, blogging, photography, and what not over guacamole and cocktails!

Their tableside guacamole is the BEST. It’s got the perfect blend of flavors and never ever disappoints. It’s even been known to turn guac haters into guac lovers. True story! It’s that good.

And the cocktails!!!! I am a major fan of the Pepe O’Malley. It’s a light, crisp, and refreshing gin drink that was made for warm spring and summer days. My friend and I got a couple of different drinks to share/try and they were all the bomb. (Full disclosure: we ordered drinks that sounded like they’d be pretty for pictures! ha!) I truly and honestly have never had a cocktail from Babalu that I didn’t like. They’re probably best known for their Baba-rita which is a killer pomegranate margarita, so that’s always a good place to start if you want to work your way through their cocktail menu!

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Now for the fun part: THE GIVEAWAY!!!

I have two $25 gift cards that I get to distribute, so I’m holding two separate giveaways!

The first giveaway winner will be chosen from comments below and from new subscribers!!

Feel free to comment with why you love Babalu, why you want to visit soon, or just whatever! New subscribers, I will be able to see who you are, but if you’re already a subscriber, just say so in your comment and I’ll put your name in the hat twice! 😉 (To subscribe, look for the blank on the right sidebar if you’re on a computer or for a blank at the bottom if you’re on your phone.)

The second giveaway winner will be chosen on Instagram. Hop over to @thehive_blog and read the entry rules there. It’s pretty standard! 😉

Winners will be chosen THIS Friday, 4/7, at 12 noon CST! GOOD LUCK! 🙂

*** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! ***

And thank you for stopping by! Your support of this little blog means so so so much to me! Truly 🙂 XOXOXOXXX!



  1. Lauren Denley April 5, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Love babalu! Best guac ever!

  2. Stephany April 5, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Babalu is one of my favorite date nights ?

  3. Vicki M Watson April 5, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Well Jim and I have never been to Babalu’s but have heard many wonderful reviews from the food to the service and the friendliness of the wait staff and don’t forget the table-side guacamole! Would love to go and try it!

  4. Betsy Davis April 5, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Best cocktails and happy hour ever! I love the $2 tacos during happy hour and Margarita Mondays. You can’t beat the red fish small plate and the Baba Burger is to die for! I go at least once a week.

  5. Paige Mitchell April 5, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Babalu is my favorite restaurant for a girl’s night out! I’ve tried to make guacamole at my house, but nothing compares to theirs!!

  6. Lindsey April 5, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Reasons we love Babalu (and eat there every other week, haha): their yummy guac, chips, burger, and $2 tacos (especially the fried shrimp ones)! I’m already a subscriber…thanks for hosting the great giveaway, Laurel!

  7. marley April 5, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Ohhh, I haven’t been to Babalu in forever. I would love to win and then take Bech on a date night when we are in Mississippi this summer (yay for grandparents who babysit for free!). Oh, and I just subscribed.

  8. Lauren Ammons April 5, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Love Babalu…best guacamole I’ve ever had in my life! I’m also a fan of all of their fun cocktails and the chopped salad with tuna is a fave of mine!

  9. Whitney April 5, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Love this place!!! Best dips and drinks in town! I am already a subscriber!!! Pick me!

  10. Gray Blocker April 5, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    One of my favorite restaurants! Could eat Babalu’s guac every day:)

  11. Emily April 5, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Love Babalu for the guac, the chips, and the burger! ? Already a suscriber!

  12. Katie April 5, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I just subscribed to your blog, and I’m really excited about it! I love Babalu because they have amazing food (including the best guacamole in the world, literally), and they have such a fun atmosphere!

  13. Miriam Randolph Prince April 5, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    I love Babalu’s Sangria- it tastes even better on their patio 🙂

  14. Sumati April 5, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Love Babalus! Their guacamole is the best!!!

  15. Catie Pulliam April 5, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I love Babalu’s atmosphere, food, drinks, and service! I’m a broke college student, so it’s always a treat for me to visit Babalu and indulge in their delicious food (especially their guac-n-chips)! Their drinks never disappoint me and the service is always fantastic, which is hard to come by these days. Babalu is always an excellent experience and a great treat after a hard days work and school!

  16. Tonya April 5, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I’m an 80s baby but a 50s woman! (Grease is one of my all-time fave movies!) While Babalu has the freshest ingredients and great mix of flavors (my mouth does the happy dance for the Bababurger EVERY time!) – it’s the 21st century version of the 1950s setup and laid back vibe that keeps me coming back. And who wouldn’t want to have lunch/dinner with Lucille and Ricky?!

  17. Melissa Hancock April 6, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I love how you make the quacamole table-side and freshly made right in front of us! 🙂 It’s delicious! The service is also great!

  18. Suzanne braddock April 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Banbalu is great any time of the day! Guacamole is superb!

  19. Stacy April 6, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Pick me!!!

  20. Matt Malouf April 6, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I just love everything on the menu. I’ve yet to try an item I don’t like. The atmosphere is nice and the servers are always on point. I’d love to win!

  21. Avery April 7, 2017 / 3:30 am

    There’s no better appetizer around than the Babalu guac and babarita! Plus their patio is hard to beat! Seth and I would love a date night out at one of our very favorite restaurants!

  22. Kayla April 7, 2017 / 8:50 am

    I love Babalu because they have the sparklers on birthdays. I’ve never been on my birthday, but it’s for no matter who you’re celebrating. Plus the guac is perfection

  23. Emily Feathers April 7, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Ooooo! It’s my all time fave- burgers, tacos, Guac and street corn mmmmm… and atmosphere tops it off!
    Can’t go wrong there.
    I’m a subscriber ?

  24. Bilqees Bano April 15, 2017 / 3:58 am

    you look awesome 🙂

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