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Tamales in Murray Hill -quick report

beetlebug | Jun 5, 200807:22 AM

On my way back from my run, I took 39th Street to Park Ave. Frankly, I'm not a fan of running in NYC because there are too many people in my way and Central Park is just a bit too far. But, the big plus is that occasionally, I see something unusual. In this case, it was a tamale woman and son/grandson selling tamales, onion rings and what looked like horchata.

I was also lucky inso far that I actually had money on me. After a very quick internal debate (doing a chow crawl in a hour), I decided to buy one tamale and one bag of onion rings. I think I had the spicy cheese one but I'm not quite sure. It wasn't meaty like pork and I thought the kid said cheese. However, when I ate it, it was slightly spicy but the cheese was kind of rubbery - like haloumi. But, it was delicious and I'm not just saying this because I was starving. I'm hoping they will be there tomorrow because I think it will be a great snack to bring on the train back to Boston (so sad that my decadent gluttonous eating is coming to an end). The tamale and onion rings (they look like the funions from my youth) cost $3.50 which was perfect since I had a bit less than $4 on me.

BTW, the onion rings are shaped like wagon wheels and are really tasty. This could be because I'm hungry AND I love junk food like this.

The tamale woman and cooler stands are in front of the Mexican Consulate. I *think* it's on 39th between Park and Madison(?) (direction towards 5th Ave). Will repor

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