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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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¡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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Oaktown Spice Shop Helping Competitors Bring the Flavor

Viva Tamales’ tamale entries just got spicier! Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Oaktown Spice Shop, each competitor will have the opportunity to work directly with an expert to create a special spice blend that will take their tamales over … Continue reading

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¡Viva Tamales! – Guidelines for Competitors

¡VIVA Tamales! is a tamale cook-off and fiesta celebrating Mexican Independence Day with the iconic tamal. This friendly cooking competition is for tamales from anywhere they are celebrated —  Mexico, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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