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Tamale Lady's Birthday on Monday

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I totally forgot about this until I saw it on Laughing Squid yesterday.  The Tamale Lady is the godmother of San Francisco’s street food scene.  She’s been slanging her wares for close to 15 years and they are as good as ever.  But she’s more than just a lady selling tamales, she a San Francisco folk hero and a dispenser of sound advice.


You should totally come out on Monday night to Zeitgeist to celebrate her birthday.  It’s always a lot of fun and each year Cecil D. Feeder shows his Tamale Lady documentary called Our Lady of Tamale.  Plus, there will be plenty of tamales.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.


  1. June 14, 2009 at 11:38 am — Reply

    I am fosho going to see the Tamale Lady on her b-day.

  2. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    June 15, 2009 at 12:12 am — Reply

    yeah, it’s always awesome!!!

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