Tamales on Royal Street

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Michael Hoffman
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2011/03/02 18:16:26 (permalink)

Tamales on Royal Street

This piece on the home page made me laugh thinkiing about my tamale experience in New Orleans. I was 10, and my mother and I were visiting my uncle and aunt while he was stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. We went to New Orleans for a weekend (my first visit to Antoine's). Anyway, one evening my mother and I went to see a movie (for those who keep track of such things it was Duffy's Tavern [Where The Elite Meet To Eat] with Ed Gardner). The movie theater was on Canal Street. And when we came out after watching the movie there was a guiy with a pushcart at the curb selling hot tamales. My mother finally gave in to my pleas and bought me a tamale. Excuse me, a Hot Tamale. I remember only that it was interesting and I liked it, but I don't remember whether it was really good or bad in terms of tamales I've had since. It was, though, my first, and I've never forgotten it. Obviously.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Tamales on Royal Street 2011/03/02 18:31:33 (permalink)
    Like your first kiss------How can anyone not remember their first HOT Tamale!!!
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    Re:Tamales on Royal Street 2011/03/02 18:33:41 (permalink)
    Good tamales are hard to find in Knoxville.  I have had very good ones in El Paso and other places in Arizona and Texas.  Perhaps when I visit the Roadfood group in NOLA this month, I will find good tamales???
     
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Tamales on Royal Street 2011/03/02 18:49:32 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Like your first kiss------How can anyone not remember their first HOT Tamale!!!

    I remember my first kiss . It was with Betty Lou Perlroth, and we were 8. Neither one of us liked it. I guess that's why we became best friends.

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    PapaJoe8
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    Re:Tamales on Royal Street 2011/03/04 21:11:44 (permalink)
    Strange story but Popeye's in Nawlens used to sell Tamales. My GF at the time and I would get them almost every night for a late night snack. She was born and raised there but she loved those Tamales! We ate them in bed while watching TV.
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