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Lone Star

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Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 09/10/03 10:14 AM (permalink)
Last night I watched "Food Finds" in Houston. They did a segment on Berryhills, and I believe they said you could order them online.

Berryhills has been a favorite after-work spot for a long time and they are best known for their tamales. After a couple of delicious margaritas, a shared plate of a combination of tamales is fantastic. The spinach are my favorite.

Here is an excerpt from their website about the origin of their tamales:
Since 1928, Berryhill’s tamales have been a Houston tradition. It all started with one man, a bicycle and a recipe. Those who like to wax nostalgic about the good old days will remember the tempting taste of Walter Berryhill’s homemade tamales, which he sold from a pushcart along the street corners of the posh River Oaks area of Houston. Much to the sorrow of those who loved the man and his tamales, when Walter Berryhill retired in the 1960s, he took his cart, tortilla press, and the coveted recipe and quietly went home.

The famous recipe and the little tamale cart sat in a warehouse until 1993, when the first Berryhill restaurant was born: a little taqueria, lovingly named Berryhill Tamales and Tacos.


www.berryhilltamales.com

 
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    Bushie

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    • Location: Round Rock, TX
    RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 09/10/03 3:57 PM (permalink)
    Hey, there's one in Austin! I didn't know about it. Thanks!

    It also says they have great fish tacos, too. Yum.
     
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      olphart

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      • Location: Bastrop, TX
      RE: Berryhill's Tamales Mon, 01/26/04 7:06 PM (permalink)
      Lone Star, GF and I went to Berryhill on Montrose for lunch today. I wasn’t totally impressed with the menu selection, but then I didn’t know what to order. I ended up getting the 3 tamale plate – one each chicken, beef and pork. All were heavenly.

      GF got a plate with an enchilada and a fish taco with rice and beans. Without exception, every item was absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try more of the items.

      What got me, though, was how utterly delicious the fish taco was. Their “special sauce” really made it, and I’d give anything to know what is in that sauce. It seemed to have a taste of chipotle. There was a bit oozing from the tortilla and I tasted the sauce by itself. It had quite a kick, and that is why I think it was chipotle, perhaps a chipotle mayonnaise.

      Anyway, thanks for the heads up on Berryhill. It was a true dining treat!
       
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        Lone Star

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        • Location: Houston, TX
        RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 5:01 PM (permalink)
        Just watch out for the margaritas there. They will really sneak up on you! Spent a few after-work happy hours there!

        I am hoping that they might start selling tamales for the holidays next year. I bought mine this year from the Spanish Flower, but they were not spicy at all and very dry.

        Oh, and next time you go, try a spinach enchilada!
         
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          i95

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          • Location: Sin City, VA
          RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 5:07 PM (permalink)
          Just curious, anyone remember the great indie artist Cindy Lee Berryhill?
           
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            Ort. Carlton.

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            • Location: Athens, GA
            RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 5:30 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by i95

            Just curious, anyone remember the great indie artist Cindy Lee Berryhill?


            i95,
            Yes! And the infamously slow-down town of Berry Hill, Tennessee, on the south side of (and completely enclosed by) Nashville.
            Independently Minded, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
             
            #6
              Sundancer7

              RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 6:20 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Bushie

              Hey, there's one in Austin! I didn't know about it. Thanks!

              It also says they have great fish tacos, too. Yum.


              Bushie: If you go there, please give me an update on the tamales. I might want to order some. You cannot get a decent tamale in East TN.

              thanks,
              Sundancer7
              Paul e. Smith
              Knoxville, TN
               
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                olphart

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                • Location: Bastrop, TX
                RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 6:44 PM (permalink)
                LS, GF got a spinach enchilada with the fish taco, and I had a bite of it. It was marvelous! We went Monday and they had a special on fish tacos - $1.99 each, I think. I still want to know what kind of sauce they use.
                 
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                  i95

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                  • Location: Sin City, VA
                  RE: Berryhill's Tamales Wed, 01/28/04 8:48 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by i95

                  Just curious, anyone remember the great indie artist Cindy Lee Berryhill?


                  i95,
                  Yes! And the infamously slow-down town of Berry Hill, Tennessee, on the south side of (and completely enclosed by) Nashville.
                  Independently Minded, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.


                   
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