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007bond-jb

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Tamalies Tue, 03/6/07 11:28 AM (permalink)

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There is a 50 year old tamale joint here in town they make great greasy hot tamales. You gotta have a iron gullet to eat em
In my younger days I could 2 dozen... not any more though



 
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    Pigiron

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    RE: Tamalies Tue, 03/6/07 12:41 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by 007bond-jb

    There is a 50 year old tamale joint here in town they make great greasy hot tamales. You gotta have a iron gullet to eat em
    In my younger days I could 2 dozen... not any more though


    What is your town?
    What's the name of the joint?
    What is that red goop the tamales are soaking in?
     
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      007bond-jb

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      RE: Tamalies Tue, 03/6/07 2:07 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Pigiron

      quote:
      Originally posted by 007bond-jb

      There is a 50 year old tamale joint here in town they make great greasy hot tamales. You gotta have a iron gullet to eat em
      In my younger days I could 2 dozen... not any more though


      What is your town?
      What's the name of the joint?
      What is that red goop the tamales are soaking in?

      Baton Rouge La.
      Muffalettoes tamale kitchen
      spicy hot grease
       
      #3
        HollyDolly

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        RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/7/07 12:44 PM (permalink)
        I couldn't view the photos,but the red goo is grease.I don't care for greasy tamales. Here in San Antonio you can get,pork,chicken ,beef,bean and cheese and spicy tamales as well as sweet ones. I found an easy recipe where you can make your own with cornmeal.It is in a book on Tex Mex cooking by Robb Walsh.
        It was quite easy to do >I used however La Victoria enchilda sauce which I mixed into the meat.I should have also added a little salt,but they were pretty good.
         
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          rouxdog

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          RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/11/07 7:07 PM (permalink)
          Hey 007, send me a batch, old rouxdog will chow down!!!
          I'll turn up the volume and dance to some Zydeco!!!!!!!!!

          Roadfoodies really should plan an excursion into Kajun Kountry. I'll make the trip to the Red Stick area!
          Laissez les bons temps rouler!
           
          #5
            Ciaoman

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            RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/11/07 7:27 PM (permalink)
            Please forgive me: I made the mistake of buying a can of Hormel Beef Tamales. Living up here in the Northeast, I'm guessing that's the closest I'll come to the real thing. I gotta believe the home made article is much, much better. The canned stuff had little discernable flavor or texture...like cornmeal with some dark stuff inside surrounded by reddish, greasy stuff.
             
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              enginecapt

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              RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 4:31 AM (permalink)
              Night and day better. Yesterday I bought a mess of pork tamales and some that are stuffed with strips of braised pasilla chile pepper and tangy white Mexican cheese. Just made that morning. Nothing like fresh.
               
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                MikeS.

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                RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 4:53 AM (permalink)
                enginecapt, I'm really hating you right about now! Fresh homemade or even really good restaurant tamales are one of the biggest things I miss about Calif.

                Ok, Ok I don't hate but boy do I miss the tamales.

                MikeS.
                 
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                  doggydaddy

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                  RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 7:50 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by MikeS.

                  enginecapt, I'm really hating you right about now! Fresh homemade or even really good restaurant tamales are one of the biggest things I miss about Calif.

                  Ok, Ok I don't hate but boy do I miss the tamales.

                  MikeS.


                  It always struck me as odd as how tamales made it across the Mississippi River with great popularity, but you'll be damned trying to find any good Mexican food beside that.

                  I still am looking for a great (not just good) burrito or taco on this side of the river.

                  mark
                   
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                    booboobirdie

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                    RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 8:21 AM (permalink)
                    doggydaddy,

                    If you're ever in the Orange/West Haven area, consider trying Baja on Rt. 1/Boston Post Rd. I'd like to think it would meet your criteria of "great"....it's always very busy, and I think it's some of the best Mexican I've had outside of Mexico.
                     
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                      doggydaddy

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                      RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 10:45 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by booboobirdie

                      doggydaddy,

                      If you're ever in the Orange/West Haven area, consider trying Baja on Rt. 1/Boston Post Rd. I'd like to think it would meet your criteria of "great"....it's always very busy, and I think it's some of the best Mexican I've had outside of Mexico.



                      You are very correct about Baja. It is the one exception to what I have said and claimed. My problem is that I live way up in Waterbury, and it is sad to think that I have to drive that far to get there. Fortunately, I have to go to the V. A. hospital every other month.

                      They have a great menu and salsa bar that causes you to try all of them. You need to be careful about filling up on chips before your plate arrives.
                      I go for a large carnitas burrito with a delicious mole sauce.

                      The Boston Post Road is one of the great routes worth driving(as long as you can put up with stop lights). Many Roadfood selections are on this route. Baja needs to be included, it is that good.

                      mark
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/12/07 1:41 PM (permalink)
                        Doggydaddy, years ago -- the early 1960s -- when I worked at WBRY and WWCO I used to love to get lunch at a greasy spoon downtown, whose name I can't remember, where they always had a pile of reddish-tinted grilled onions on a flat griddle for adding to hotdogs and hamburgers that were always cooking right next to them. The only thing I can remember about the location is that it was on a narrow street that was a slight hill, and the place had a big window where you could look in from the street to see if there was room at the counter.
                         
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                          enginecapt

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                          RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 4:14 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by MikeS.

                          enginecapt, I'm really hating you right about now! Fresh homemade or even really good restaurant tamales are one of the biggest things I miss about Calif.

                          Ok, Ok I don't hate but boy do I miss the tamales.

                          MikeS.
                          Oh Mike, please don't hate me just because I'm in an area with one of the highest concentrations of small mom and pop Mexican food restaurants in the country and have almost instant access to the freshest, most delectable and varied types of tamales and other Mexican delicacies that you remember from Fresno not to mention family members who make their own every Christmas........ and you're 3000 miles away.

                          BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
                           
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                            guacshorts

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                            RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 5:04 AM (permalink)
                            shzattt. thanks for the post. the pics look delish... YUMMMM!!!

                             
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                              MikeS.

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                              RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 9:06 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by enginecapt

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by MikeS.

                              enginecapt, I'm really hating you right about now! Fresh homemade or even really good restaurant tamales are one of the biggest things I miss about Calif.

                              Ok, Ok I don't hate but boy do I miss the tamales.

                              MikeS.
                              Oh Mike, please don't hate me just because I'm in an area with one of the highest concentrations of small mom and pop Mexican food restaurants in the country and have almost instant access to the freshest, most delectable and varied types of tamales and other Mexican delicacies that you remember from Fresno not to mention family members who make their own every Christmas........ and you're 3000 miles away.

                              BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!


                              There are words for people like you!
                               
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                                MikeS.

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                                RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 12:47 PM (permalink)
                                Hey enginecapt, look at this...



                                I'd heard that there was a newish taco stand in the town about 11 miles North of me. So since I had to go up there to get my DL renewed before my b'day next week I decided to stop and try it out afterwards.

                                Turns out they came out here to WV from Calif, San Jose specifically. The taco was pork, Al Pastor and the tamale was chicken. I prefer pork but chicken is all they offer. The taco was really good, just exactly what I wanted. The tamale was good, not great. But hey! A whole lot better then anything else within 80 miles that I've found.
                                 
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                                  enginecapt

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                                  RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 2:30 PM (permalink)
                                  Congratulations! You're getting there..... Now see if they'll make you some coconut/pineapple
                                  tamales.
                                   
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                                    mr. sausage

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                                    RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                    My Captain,
                                    very jealous. I live in a barren wasteland as far as mexican food goes (Baton Rouge). I was living in New Orleans until Katrina and they had maybe one good place. Now that I'm here, of course, there are tons of taco wagons popping up in NOLA because of all the workers that came from Mexico and points south. I've tried several and they're a great deal and better than anything in my adopted town.
                                    The good news is I'm moving to Austin with my new wife this spring. I can almost taste the barbacoa...
                                     
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                                      doggydaddy

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                                      RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 6:02 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                      Doggydaddy, years ago -- the early 1960s -- when I worked at WBRY and WWCO I used to love to get lunch at a greasy spoon downtown, whose name I can't remember, where they always had a pile of reddish-tinted grilled onions on a flat griddle for adding to hotdogs and hamburgers that were always cooking right next to them. The only thing I can remember about the location is that it was on a narrow street that was a slight hill, and the place had a big window where you could look in from the street to see if there was room at the counter.


                                      HHHmm, downtown location, narrow street, open window and the addition of slight hill add up to a blank from me. I have lived here for only two years, but I have a friend who has lived here forever. Maybe she knows.

                                      mark
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 6:09 PM (permalink)
                                        Well, as I said, it was a long time ago. Oh, and the window wasn't open. It was just a big storefront window.
                                         
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                                          enginecapt

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                                          RE: Tamalies Wed, 03/14/07 6:37 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by mr. sausage

                                          My Captain,
                                          very jealous. I live in a barren wasteland as far as mexican food goes (Baton Rouge). I was living in New Orleans until Katrina and they had maybe one good place. Now that I'm here, of course, there are tons of taco wagons popping up in NOLA because of all the workers that came from Mexico and points south. I've tried several and they're a great deal and better than anything in my adopted town.
                                          The good news is I'm moving to Austin with my new wife this spring. I can almost taste the barbacoa...
                                          You're heading in the right direction. The southwestier you go, the better your chances at the good stuff. File reports when you start sampling Austin.
                                           
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                                            naxet76

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                                            RE: Tamalies Mon, 03/19/07 3:44 PM (permalink)
                                            hey Ciaman, on my honor, I will send you a dozen tamales from here in San Antonio...if you want the hook up let me know:
                                            naxet76@yahoo.com Do not even think that you have to settle for canned tamales, that is an abomination!!!!!!!!!!
                                             
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                                              guacshorts

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                                              RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/25/07 7:19 PM (permalink)
                                              Best tamales in the Southwest I have had:

                                              a place in Jerome, AZ 20 miles southwest of Sedona. Can't remember the name... it was a private home/catering/storefront type of place. Anybody know what I am talking about? It was so long ago. Can't find it on the net.

                                              At my mother's work, the cleaning woman, Mexicana, sells them privately as well. I could eat a whole dozen of those pork filled ones in one sitting.

                                              Seems like the best ones IMHO are the family-made tamales, usually "tamalería" style of store-front, rather than a restaurant.

                                              Although, here in Eugene, OR, the local Supermercado Latino has a cafe that serves banana-leaf wrapped pork and chicken tamales that are delicious, huge and only $2.

                                               
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                                                dickestep

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                                                RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/25/07 9:33 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by 007bond-jb


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                                                There is a 50 year old tamale joint here in town they make great greasy hot tamales. You gotta have a iron gullet to eat em
                                                In my younger days I could 2 dozen... not any more though

                                                Back when I made my first batch of boudin a lady who lived near me offered a tempting trade. She'd teach me to make tamales, which she sold for a living, if I'd teach her to make boudin. Since I went on to sell three hundred pounds of boudin each week for several years it may have been a good thing I didn't make the trade, but I'd still love to know how.
                                                 
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                                                  dickestep

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                                                  RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/25/07 9:52 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by guacshorts


                                                  ========================
                                                  At my mother's work, the cleaning woman, Mexicana, sells them privately as well. I could eat a whole dozen of those pork filled ones in one sitting.

                                                  Seems like the best ones IMHO are the family-made tamales, usually "tamalería" style of store-front, rather than a restaurant.
                                                  ==========================

                                                  That's the way it seems here on the Gulf of Texas. We have one man who comes into our Eagle's Aerie regularly selling pretty good tamales. I've bought as many as six or eight dozen at a time, depending on my alcohol intake. Those I used to get from a relative of a coworker out at DuPont were much better.
                                                  I intend to order a dozen or so plain tamales, no sauce, no cheese, in the shuck, the next time I eat at La Brisas here in Bacliff. I believe I'll forego my usual salted frozen Margarita and have a cerveza instead.
                                                  http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv2699.asp

                                                   
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                                                    guacshorts

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                                                    RE: Tamalies Sun, 03/25/07 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by dickestep

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by guacshorts


                                                    ========================
                                                    At my mother's work, the cleaning woman, Mexicana, sells them privately as well. I could eat a whole dozen of those pork filled ones in one sitting.

                                                    Seems like the best ones IMHO are the family-made tamales, usually "tamalería" style of store-front, rather than a restaurant.
                                                    ==========================

                                                    That's the way it seems here on the Gulf of Texas. We have one man who comes into our Eagle's Aerie regularly selling pretty good tamales. I've bought as many as six or eight dozen at a time, depending on my alcohol intake. Those I used to get from a relative of a coworker out at DuPont were much better.
                                                    I intend to order a dozen or so plain tamales, no sauce, no cheese, in the shuck, the next time I eat at La Brisas here in Bacliff. I believe I'll forego my usual salted frozen Margarita and have a cerveza instead.
                                                    http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv2699.asp




                                                    Wow. Thank you so much, dickestep. I will go to La Brisa next month, thanks to you. After my girlfriend's peruvian archaeology conference in Austin, we'll be driving to the Gulf Coast

                                                    Now we know one of the destinations! And I WILL order a few dozen tamales, pack them in blue ice and next day air them to my home, hehe. [/ludicrous?]

                                                    Any other sights, foods, or sensory intake to partake in around that area (Galveston, Bacliff)?

                                                    Thanks for the original thread-post!



                                                     
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                                                      dickestep

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                                                      RE: Tamalies Tue, 03/27/07 4:54 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by guacshorts


                                                      Wow. Thank you so much, dickestep. I will go to La Brisa next month, thanks to you. After my girlfriend's peruvian archaeology conference in Austin, we'll be driving to the Gulf Coast

                                                      Now we know one of the destinations! And I WILL order a few dozen tamales, pack them in blue ice and next day air them to my home, hehe. [/ludicrous?]

                                                      Any other sights, foods, or sensory intake to partake in around that area (Galveston, Bacliff)?

                                                      Thanks for the original thread-post!
                                                      La Brisa is good on everything. Gaidos in Galveston one of the best I've ever been to on seafood and service. They also own the place next door, where the atmosphere is toned down for the tourist crowds. While you're in the area you might like to ride the Galveston Ferry, which is scenic, plus the "Stingaree" on Bolivar Peninsula is a great dining place.
                                                      There is always the San Jacinto Monument and Battleground, too, right off Interstate 225, at LaPorte. The magnificent Battleship Texas is right there close, as well as the Monument Inn. I've never been disappointed in the food at the Monument Inn, and there's more ferrys docking near there, too.


                                                       
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                                                        Texianjoe

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                                                        RE: Tamalies Tue, 03/27/07 5:56 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by guacshorts

                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by dickestep

                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by guacshorts


                                                        ========================
                                                        At my mother's work, the cleaning woman, Mexicana, sells them privately as well. I could eat a whole dozen of those pork filled ones in one sitting.

                                                        Seems like the best ones IMHO are the family-made tamales, usually "tamalería" style of store-front, rather than a restaurant.
                                                        ==========================

                                                        That's the way it seems here on the Gulf of Texas. We have one man who comes into our Eagle's Aerie regularly selling pretty good tamales. I've bought as many as six or eight dozen at a time, depending on my alcohol intake. Those I used to get from a relative of a coworker out at DuPont were much better.
                                                        I intend to order a dozen or so plain tamales, no sauce, no cheese, in the shuck, the next time I eat at La Brisas here in Bacliff. I believe I'll forego my usual salted frozen Margarita and have a cerveza instead.
                                                        http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv2699.asp




                                                        Wow. Thank you so much, dickestep. I will go to La Brisa next month, thanks to you. After my girlfriend's peruvian archaeology conference in Austin, we'll be driving to the Gulf Coast

                                                        Now we know one of the destinations! And I WILL order a few dozen tamales, pack them in blue ice and next day air them to my home, hehe. [/ludicrous?]

                                                        Any other sights, foods, or sensory intake to partake in around that area (Galveston, Bacliff)?

                                                        Thanks for the original thread-post!






                                                        There is a thread over in the Where Shoud I eat section on Galveston and the Lake Charles area you can take a look at.

                                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18120



                                                        joe
                                                         
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                                                          mollydingle

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                                                          RE: Tamalies Mon, 04/2/07 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                                          No tamales in this neck of the woods. At least not the ones still wrapped in the cornhusk.The local Mexican reataurant is pretty good, BUT.... NO TAMALES!
                                                          *sigh* Rant over.
                                                           
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                                                            scheelski

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                                                            RE: Tamalies Tue, 04/21/09 12:07 AM (permalink)
                                                            If you get to Houston, try Pappasitos mexican food.  They have delicious tamales and they are not greasy, just spicy enough and you can eat like finger food.  Take it from the tamales lover of Texas, those and most places in San Antonio have the best.   Marc
                                                             
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