Wednesday, January 12, 2011
'Red Cooler Tamale Guy' is on Twitter!
(Photo via ifood tv)
There's a feeding frenzy with foodies following food trucks in town selling everything from meatball sandwiches to cupcakes to mac 'n' cheese.
But some of us are so lazy that we'd rather have the good eats come straight to us. Literally. Like that one late, late night last December when we were sitting around at Bar DeVille.
Suddenly, this little guy named Claudio with a red cooler plopped down right next to me at the bar and said two magical words: "Tamale, Tamale?!"
Proceeds from sales of the "Red Cooler Tamale" tee benefit Growing Home. (Photo via Scared Panda)
How did he know that what we needed at that moment was some good, stick-to-your-ribs cooking that would go down easy, but wouldn't make us feel worse in the morning?
"Hell, yeah!" I exclaimed. "I want as many tamales as I can stuff in my purse." He definitely obliged.
My question is how is it that I've lived in West Town for almost 10 years—and frequented all the area's late-night haunts—and had never encountered this after-hours angel? I had certainly heard about Red Cooler Tamale Guy, but I had written him off as an urban legend.
Anyway, now that I know the deal, I can get my tamale fix any time I want.
And it gets better. You can now track him on Twitter. They're three for $5 and come in beef, cheese, chicken or pork.
Life is good!