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Anyone going to the Tamale Festival this weekend?

RoxyGrl Nov 11, 2006 03:08 AM

Thinking of going with some friends. Any thoughts/tips/suggestions?

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    MarshRat RE: RoxyGrl Nov 11, 2006 09:13 AM

    Sounds good. Tell us more about it, such as when and where.

    1. Leucadian RE: RoxyGrl Nov 11, 2006 09:17 AM

      I think it's the first weekend in December, in Indio. Yep, just checked: www.tamalefestival.net. Or is there another one this weekend somewhere else?

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        Burger Boy RE: RoxyGrl Nov 11, 2006 02:53 PM

        Here is the LA info


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          RoxyGrl RE: RoxyGrl Nov 11, 2006 05:18 PM

          Sorry - I should have added the link. Burger Boy is correct and we're thinking of venturing down on the gold/red line this afternoon

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            sel RE: RoxyGrl Nov 12, 2006 12:48 AM

            We're considering a trip to check it out tomorrow (Sunday). Did anybody go yet? Wondering if they had any ChowWorthy grub in addition to the tamales? Maybe Elote or Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog vendors?

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              modernist RE: sel Nov 12, 2006 01:50 AM

              just got back.
              had some nice tamales from "gourmet tamales" from pacoima.
              had a green pork, monterey jack and chili and a sweet pineapple tamale. these were really good.
              there are also churros, these gigantic tortas, bacon wrapped hot dog vendors (probably cheaper to buy them on alvarado), funnel cakes and other stuff.

              on the way over from street parking (1 block away) i was offered weed, a green card and saw a prostitute take cash out of her bra.


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                AquaW RE: modernist Nov 15, 2006 07:37 AM

                I agree, the masa from gourmet tamales is SO freaking moist and pillowy -- I easily overlooked (and perhaps even thankful) that their ratio to filling is a higher than what I normally like.


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              AquaW RE: RoxyGrl Nov 13, 2006 09:53 AM

              I went - unimpressive compared to the Indio one - but some good finds and will be bloggin' about it later.

              I'm still looking forward to Dec. 2-3 in Indio, two hours drive and all!


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                AquaW RE: AquaW Nov 15, 2006 07:36 AM

                Finally - my belated report, but overall everything I had was good (and some were even better the day after!) For those actually going to Indio, some vendors to keep an eye out for.



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