Ride to Eat Tamales Tour (RTETT)

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by tslaw, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Spanky15

    Spanky15 Dirt Slider

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    As in..."why doesn't the cat meow anymore!" I've had tamales in Costa Rica...good. No idea what was in them. I hve got to get to MS for some. A former student of mine from MS told me that's where I wanted to go for tamales!! :clap
    Road trip plan...!
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  2. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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  3. tslaw

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    Slugburgers and Dilworth tamales - got to head north
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  4. WeazyBuddha

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    For RTET I suppose I could ride around the block and come back home. :dg

    This year my sisters "and I" made pork, chicken, and a combo--pork, cheese, and jalapeno. No bean tamales this year.

    A tamalada is a holiday tradition with many of us of Mexican heritage, particularly here in South Texas. Family members get together to make tamales, gossip, laugh, eat, and enjoy each others company. Traditionally, the women gather in the kitchen but many of us men join in. :D

    There is a place that in recent year has been expanding in this area, Delia's tamales. Their tamales are finger licking good. I might ride out to one of their locations for a pic one of these days. You can even order their tamales online.
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  5. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I'll be glad to head up the trip to Dilworth's as soon as I can shake this cold. It's not an overnighter for me:deal.
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  6. tslaw

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    Sounds like a great family tradition. No need to ride around the block, just post a picture or two of your tamales. You are disqualified as a judge though.:lol3

    edit: those Delia's tamales look good - thanks for the link

    Go for it Anti. I read where Ground Zero in Clarksdale serves some soul tamales from Cleveland (unknown source) and some fried tamales imported from Texas. Also, Hicks and Abe's are in the Clarksdale area and make their own. I had Abe's a couple of years ago - very spicy. May try Clarksdale for my next ride. My doctor told me to try Doe's Eat Place in Greenville as he punished me on the treadmill Monday during my stress test. He also said I don't need to eat many tamales.
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  7. Spanky15

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    There was a guy they let on base at Pendleton back in the late '70's...early '80's. Mexican fellow that rode a beach cruiser with a propane cylinder over the back wheel...hosed to a burner over the front wheel and a steamer pot bungeed to the handlebars! Came by early one Saturday ringing the thumb bell and woke me. I bought a dozen just to shut that bell up... walked into the house and took a bite out of one. So good I ran around the corner and signaled him back and promptly bought all he had. After that I kept him supplied with red and green chili from New Mexico for my " private stock...!" Good stuff! :D
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  8. tslaw

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    Would be cool if you had a picture of his tamale rig. The best places for tamales seemed to have started like that.

    In Vicksburg we have The Tamale Place and Solly's. Both started from a one man operation. A native of Cuba, Henry Solly, moved to Vicksburg and started selling tamales from a cart. He later opened up a small cafe to house his business. After his death there was some family fight that resulted in the two current tamale places in town, The Tamale Place and Solly's. They both use Solly's receipe and are quite good.

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  9. tslaw

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    This place is only a couple of miles from work so I picked some up on the way home for lunch today.

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    They were excellent as usual - the ground beef mixture used as filling also serves as their chili. They rate neck and neck with the Onward store, but I may have to give Onward Store the nod, but I wouldn't drive a car the 70 mile round trip to get them from Onward vs The Tamale Place (I might ride a bike though).
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  10. dan650

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    I do not see any motorcycles in this picture....
    New tamale (RTETT) rule!! If you are going to go and get some tamales you must be on your motorcycle!!!:evil:lol
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  11. RoyQ

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    Preserving the mileage Dan :D
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  12. tslaw

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    Tough crowd - ride with you one day, bust on you the next:lol3


    Good looking tamales.
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  13. dan650

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    I will agree great place to eat tamales.
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    Notice the bike in picture,Steve!!
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  14. tslaw

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    After eating at Fat Mama's we were leaving town and saw Big Papa's Tamales at a donut shop - I never considered stopping.
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  15. MartiniUp

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    Tamales, chili, spread cheeks, vibration,,,,,,,,,,,Hmmmmm!
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  16. izzy's

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    Thought I'd jump in and toot our own horn.
    In Little Rock, Arkansas we own Izzy's Restaurant (since 1985) and have been making hot tamales for over 25 years. To my knowledge we sell more tamales than anyone in Arkansas. Hand rolled in corn shucks, available in shredded beef or Arkansas' only veegan tamales. Check out Izzy's at : izzyslittlerock.com
    I've been riding motorcycles most my life to 38 states including AK and 7 provinces of Canada.
    If you are ever in Little Rock stop by and try Arkansas' best tamales and if I'm around we can share a motorcycle story or two.
    Izzy
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  17. tslaw

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    Thanks, I will the next time i pass through headed to the Ozarks.
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  18. backwoodsKLR

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  19. tslaw

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    Excellent - I couldn't eat tamales 3 weekends in a row.:lol3


    Any comments or comparisons on taste?
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  20. tslaw

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    No tamales today, but we did stop off for lunch at the Blue Rooster in Flora, MS for lunch and to warm up today. They make one of the best burgers I've ever had.
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