The Night of Drinking That Wasn’t

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Remember when attended the RUNWAY Gala with my friend, Jen? Well, we got pretty tipsy that night and made a very generous donation to the Men with Heart organization, which is a wonderful gesture, but we used Jen’s credit card to make it. I offered to give Jen my half of the donation, but we thought it would be much more fun to go out to dinner together– my treat, of course. So, last night was our girls’ night out! 😀

We started girls’ night with a glass of wine at my apartment. Jen and I chatted for about an hour before heading to dinner. I barely made a dent in my glass of wine. I love Oyster Bay’s Chardonnay, but their Sauvignon Blanc was much too sweet for me. Sipping slowly turned out to be a really good idea because the night included a lot more cocktails!

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For dinner, we walked over to Salsa’s, an adorable Mexican restaurant right down the street from my apartment.


We started with tortilla chips and fresh salsa. I didn’t love the thin consistency of the salsa, but the flavor was excellent and it had a nice spicy kick to it!


Then we ordered a round of margaritas on the rocks with salt.


The margaritas at Salsa’s are ENORMOUS! I didn’t even come close to finishing the whole thing.



For my entree, I ordered the Flutes, which were two flour tortillas filled with tomatoes, onions, garlic, tinga (spicy shredded pork) and fried golden brown. The Flutes were served with fresh salsa, guacamole, and refried beans, which I actually really liked! Who would have guessed?

Even though I ordered the Flutes off the appetizer menu, it was still a huge portion. I took half of it home for dinner tonight.


After dinner, Jen and I popped by my apartment to drop off our leftovers and then grabbed the bus to Masa for a tequila tasting by Sauza.


The Sauza folks offered 15-minute tastings, featuring 3 Hornitos tequilas.


I always thought I was a tequila girl (I love Patron Silver), but I did not enjoy these samples. Each one burned as it went down my throat. 😕

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I thought maybe I just didn’t like drinking the tequila straight-up, so I took the Sauza people up on their offer to try a free mixed drink with one of their featured tequilas.

I tried their pineapple-jalapeño cocktail, but I wasn’t a fan of it either. 😐 But, of course, I snapped the typical “sipping a fancy cocktail” photo. :mrgreen: Luckily, my drink didn’t go to waste though– Jen’s friend, Jack, arrived just in time to adopt it as his own. He liked it a lot!


All in all, I had an awesome evening with one of my favorite girlfriends– and I didn’t get drunk from all of that booze. I’m so glad that I paced myself and didn’t feel like I had to finish my drinks. I woke up feeling 100% this morning! Love that!

Lots to catch you guys up on. Stay tuned!



  1. Sounds like so much fun! I just have to say how much I admire your willpower when it comes to eating out. I have trouble (especially when drinking and eating Mexican food) stopping myself and taking half home- I can end up eating it all, even though I don’t need it.
    Do you have any tips on stopping yourself? Thanks, Kat

  2. You might still be a tequila girl! Sauza is a very inexpensive tequila – Sauza is to Patron Silver like Bug Light is to Sam Adams. This is no knock on Bud Light but Sauza tequila is NOT for sipping! Patron, Don Julio, Herradura, these are the good tequilas that can be very smooth when sipping straight. With that said, I like vodka!

  3. Wow, that’s a lot of alcohol! Was water part of your feel-good morning? I find that keeping hydrated before, after and during drinking helps.

  4. Glad to see you order a Margarita when you go out for Mexican food. I always end up feeling a little guilty but it’s not a true Mexican food experience without the Margarita. I usually order the flutes off the app menu at Salsa too but I usually polish off the whole thing and the margarita. YIKES!

  5. Ew Sauza! Gotta do the good stuff!

    Go to Mexico. Buy the 4L bottle of $4 tequila. Rest is history.

    No but really, it’s all trial and error. My fave (smoothest, least burn, easiest to drink) tequila WAS the $5 4L bottle from Mexico. From WALMART in Mexico nonetheless. Ghetto, yes, but so good haha.

  6. Tina- I LOVE Salsa’s! I never get down to Southie, but the last time I went there they ended up charging me double on my credit car, so they sent me a $20 gift certificate that I never used! I should give it to you for Christmas, if I find it! 🙂 I’m going to try to remember to order off the appetizer menu this week, since I’m working long days way up in Marblehead for the next several weeks.

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