Tamale Lady

14 Jun 2019

SF is Celebrating the First Official Tamale Lady Day!

Virginia Ramos, aka The Tamale Lady, was my friend. We had a long history together and she was a constant in the lives of so many people who call The City home. As I mentioned in this tribute I wrote about her after her passing in September 2018, Virginia “wasn’t

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11 Oct 2018

Get a “Viva la Tamale Lady” shirt

As you read the other week, my friend Virginia Ramos, aka The Tamale Lady, passed away recently. She was an incredible part of the community and saved many many many of us from ourselves on late drunk nights. She was giver of good advice and even better hugs. In honor

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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04 Oct 2018

Bay News: Tamales for life and other sordid stories

Hey Bay Area, we’re unpacking a few key local and national stories. This week we have a legendary life-saver, a bad cop, a bunch of bills and a couple national circus highlights. Ready…set…ten-four, good buddy. Remembering the life-saving Tamale Lady Virginia Ramos was better known as the Tamale Lady, the

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29 Sep 2018

What is San Francisco Without the Tamale Lady?

For people of a certain era, Herb Caen represented San Francisco. For newer San Franciscans, maybe it’s someone like Jack Dorsey. For my era of San Franciscans, nobody represented The City more than Virginia Ramos, the woman we affectionately called the Tamale Lady. For those of us who spent the late

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01 Sep 2013

Turntables, Tamales and Tippling on the Cheap at Disco Daddy Sun. 9/1

Well, fellow urban co-habitants, we are in day three of having the place all to ourselves and what’s better is, since a good majority of us have nowhere to be tomorrow, we can annihilate this mellow Sunday like only a francisqueño can. The big fireball is shining bright onthe bayside

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20 Jun 2010

Broke-Ass Porn: Street Food

Once a week we present Broke-Ass Porn. It’s visually stimulating material for the financially impaired. If this shit doesn’t get you going, you’re not as broke as you thought

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19 Jun 2009

A Toast to SF’s DIY Spirit and the Indie Mart (happening on Sunday)

From a city built on gold dust and denim to one tenaciously rebuilt after an earthquake and fire, San Francisco has a history of saying, ‘œFuck it dude, I’ll just do this shit myself.’ DIY culture runs deep here. Whether talking about longshoremen striking in order to create their own

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14 Jun 2009

Tamale Lady’s Birthday on Monday

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

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