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Littleman Jun 18, 2011 07:40 AM

Anyone know of any tamales around Huntsville, AL. Thanks.

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  1. Davwud RE: Littleman Jun 28, 2011 08:08 AM

    Hey Littleman.

    The only place I know of is in Corinth, Ms. Not Huntsville but not a prohibitive drive either. Most likely I'll be getting some this summer.

    Not sure if you've seen this.
    http://www.tamaletrail.com/map.shtml

    DT

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      Littleman RE: Davwud Jun 28, 2011 11:35 AM

      Thanks Davwud. I don't like the Corinth tamales. My youngest son lives in Huntsville and he's looking for Delta style tamales. I have seen the tamale trail link. Good one. I found a restaurant in Chattanooga that has good tamales and there's a place in Birmingham but nothing in N Alabama.

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        Davwud RE: Littleman Jun 28, 2011 12:02 PM

        I'll make some inquiries when I'm down there. That's in less than a month so it won't be long.

        DT

    2. Davwud RE: Littleman Jun 29, 2011 08:15 AM

      Hey Littleman

      I was doing some thinking and there was a place out on 72 East of HSV called Alabama Crawfish Company. They closed up shop last year but when I drove in for our Easter trip we passed it and a new place has opened up.

      Anyway, ACC served delta tamales that were excellent. If you scroll to the bottom you'll see them and there's a link to a map to find the place.

      It would not surprise me if they're under the same owner or mgmt. Perhaps they have tamales too.

      http://tinyurl.com/273gvfa

      DT

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        Littleman RE: Davwud Jun 29, 2011 11:48 AM

        Thanks for the tip. I heard that place had tamale's but closed. I hope the new joint has em.

        What do you think of tamales at Rosie's in Huntsville.

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          Davwud RE: Littleman Jun 29, 2011 02:55 PM

          Haven't had them. I've only been to the Cantina once and had the Mexican Flag enchiladas. They were quite good.

          DT

      2. Davwud RE: Littleman Aug 2, 2011 05:01 AM

        Hey Littleman

        Don't know whether or not you got my other message but here's the info on the place I mentioned on 72.

        It's now called 72 Pit Stop Cafe. I talked to the owner and he said they serve "Old Fashioned BBQ Tamales." Apparently these are either smoked chicken or pork in cornmeal and in a paper wrapper then boiled in broth. So clearly not the same thing.

        There's a taco truck on Governors at 9th that has Mexican tamales.

        These are the only two confirmed tamales in the area. Neither what you're looking for.

        DT

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        Pit Stop
        726 S Tate St, Corinth, MS 38834

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          Littleman RE: Davwud Aug 2, 2011 01:40 PM

          What are Mexican tamales built like. Are they similar to Delta tamales. Here's a place you need to stop if you get in the Delta soon. Good luck.

          http://www.onward-store.com/index.html

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            Davwud RE: Littleman Aug 2, 2011 04:35 PM

            Slow cooked meat in masa and then wrapped in corn husks. They're then steamed.

            DT

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              autiger94 RE: Davwud Feb 21, 2012 06:38 PM

              La Orquidea on AL205 in Albertville (an hour or so south of Huntsville). Authenic, corn husk wrapped tamales....I do not get those weird Delta style tamales!

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