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Here are your Top Tamales!

It was masa mahem yesterday at ¡Viva Tamales! as 12 competitors entered deliciously creative creations. Check out those who took top honors as voted by our illustrious judges and you, our attendees, who took your job very seriously: 2013 People’s … Continue reading

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HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors!!

We would like to extend a huge amount of gratitude to our sponsors for helping us make today’s ¡Viva Tamales! celebration possible!  Without their support, the event may not have been. Thank you for supporting La Clinica, the Oakland Food … Continue reading

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Just in! El Kool Kyle joining DJ Crimson

As we announced yesterday, we are psyched to have DJ Crimson (Record Rockers / MOM) providing the beats for ¡VIVA Tamales!  We just got word that  El Kool Kyle (El Superritmo) will also be doing a set.   They will be spinning … Continue reading

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Tamales for All – Competitor Preview

In the last in our series of  Competitor Previews, we are highlighting a few of our Vegetarian/Vegan category participants – Santuary Bistro and Decolonize Your Diet.  Both are bringing flavor rich entries that let their spectacular ingredients shine.  Be sure … Continue reading

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¡VIVA Tamales! Supporting La Clinica’s Efforts to Encourage Positive Youth Choices

La Clinica de La Raza is a non-profit that has been providing affordable health services to Bay Area residents for over 40 years.  All of the proceeds from ¡VIVA Tamales! will be donated to La Clinica’s   Health Education for … Continue reading

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Honoring Oakland’s Sense of Adventure – Competitor Preview

Tina Ramos’ family founded La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen, our event venue, in Oakland 69 years ago this year.    While some aspects of the business have remained unchanged, the introduction of the Tina Tamale food truck and other mobile food ventures reflect a changing time … Continue reading

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Honoring the Mexican Tamale – Competitor Preview

In Mexico, tamales are fiesta food — the edible equivalent of “Let’s Celebrate!”  Three of our competitors will be honoring that tradition with their entries — Moles y Tamales la Oaxaqueña, Evil Jerk with their Arubian Ayacas, and Alicia’s Tamales … Continue reading

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