Skip to comments.Tamale Lady Banned From Zeitgeist
Posted on 06/12/2013 3:49:44 PM PDT by nickcarrawayEdited on 06/12/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
We are sad to announce that the Tamale Lady may no longer sell her tamales at Zeitgeist. This is forced on us by SF city codes and regulations.
Ramos is a San Francisco institution unto herself, slinging tamales to drunken bar patrons at all hours of the day and night. There’s even an app for finding her. In particular, Ramos’ home-away-from-home has been Zeitgeist, where she’s been hustling for over 20 years. As Joe Garofoli put it in his great 2003 piece on her, the Tamale Lady is “one of those transcendent characters that San Francisco nurtures best.”
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Good to know the nannies are protecting my old neighborhood from outlaw tamales while welcoming illegal alien criminals with open arms.
That would hurt me out in West Tx, these little old ladies out here make some killer tamales.
So the San Francisco Health Department is cracking down on the sale of tamales. If they’re so concerned about public health, maybe they should also crack down on the open public sexual activity at the “Gay Pride” and “Up Your Alley” events.
The bureaucratic mind in full flower.
Hah funny story. I have a friend who is half Filipino and half Mexican. He owned a bar that was patronized by both. I went in to see him one night and was sitting at the bar waiting for him. Right when he came out of the card room a Mexican lady came in selling tamales. I told him I was hungry to get me one. He said no come on let’s go. We got out to the car and he told me.......never ever eat anything that the people come in his bar to sell. When I asked him why he said.......cause you never know what they are made from.
I have heeded his advice ever since and never eat any of the homemade stuff anywhere.
I don’t know if they pay their taxes, or also get welfare, but I give these ladies credit for working to earn a living. Making tamales is a lot of work. Ironic that “liberal” SF is cracking down. “Liberal” doesn’t mean what it used to mean.
I know I feel safer now.