This one falls into the shameless self-promotion category: If you happened to miss “On the Tamale Trail” on the Arkansas Educational Television Network when the program first aired back on Dec. 2, it will air again Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on AETN.
NFL football is over, so you have no excuse not to watch. It’s also going to be raining Sunday afternoon so you will not be able to take part in any outdoor activities.
An AETN crew followed Kane Webb, Bill Vickery and me through Arkansas and Mississippi as we searched for famous tamale joints. We ate at Pasquale’s in Helena-West Helena and Rhoda’s in Lake Village.
The Mississippi stops were at Maria’s in Greenville, Doe’s in Greenville, the White Front in Rosedale, John’s in Cleveland, Hicks’ in Clarksdale and Abe’s in Clarksdale.
Once more, I’m asking for your favorite restaurants, stores or stands to buy tamales. Please let me know in the comment section below.
Here in Little Rock, Doe’s, Arkansas Burger Co., Izzy’s and Terri-Lynn’s all offer tamales. Where else? And which are the best?
Of course, most of the Mexican restaurants have tamale plates. But there’s a difference between Tex-Mex tamales and Delta tamales. We’re talking Delta tamales.
I’ll also again invite you to go to www.tamaletrail.com, which is the Delta Tamale Trail website operated by the Southern Foodways Alliance at Ole Miss.
Join us at 2:30 p.m. Sunday out on the trail.
I stand by Izzy’s for the best tamales. Doe’s are a strong runner-up, but those things at Izzy’s are just delightful. Yum. I want some now!!
My dad and I watched the program today and thoroughly enjoyed it!
I’m not sure I have any credibility on this issue. You see, I grew up eating the tamales at McClard’s in Hot Springs. OK, it’s a barbecue place, I know. But they do something special with tamales there. They’re not delta tamales, but they’re hard to beat by my way of thinking.
Just had Izzy’s tamales Friday night. Not bad. Only problem with Izzy’s is the atmosphere. They need more dust, dirt, and old stuff laying around. The fresh paint and clean carpet might be good for Chicken Alfredo and Tuna salad but not for Tamales.
Terri Lynn’s, is making their own tamales now! Very good Delta style tamales. Ask for the owner, “Aaron” and he’ll fill you in on what he makes them with.