The Delta, it’s a different world up here. I wish I could see the faces of my friends from the Northeast. They think
Most of the research has already been done for me by the Southern Foodways Alliance and their Tamale Trail website. With four trail stops in
In what appears to be an old gas station, there’s a pretty diverse menu, but with dinner at KC’s later, we played it safe and ordered a dozen hot tamales.
Delta Fast Food really serves their tamales sopping wet. There’s a nice pool of broth at the bottom of the container.
Curious what meat we had just enjoyed, I was surprised to hear they used chicken. I’ve enjoyed turkey, beef, and pork, but a chicken hot tamale is a new one to me.
One nice feature of Delta Fast Food is the nice people behind the counter. The service was a fast as you can expect in the Delta and they seemed genuinely concerned that we liked the tamales. I thought this was an auspicious beginning to our tamale hunt in
Unfortunately, Delta Fast Food would be our only success. Grapeland Grill was nowhere to be found, the address now featured a Lost Dog Pizza. John’s Homestyle Hot was now a derelict and empty building, and the door at Stewart’s Quick Mart was locked with a padlock. I suppose a lot can change in the 5 years since the Southern Foodways Alliance did the research for their website.