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Chicago style tamales

Ron Schick | Sep 26, 2001 01:39 PM

Anyone who knows Chicago and its Mexican food will be familiar with the Chicago style fast food tamale. These typically are a polenta sort of tamale with a ground pork filling and come packaged in celophane in which they are heated. You can get them all over the city at food stands. Most importantly, they can be found in the freezer case in grocery stores. Yes, I know they lack that aura of hand-made authenticity but I crave them. The question: does anyone know where, or if, they can be found in the New York area?

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