Virginia Ramos

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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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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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of 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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