You often hear people complaining about the “homogenization of American food,” and we can attest that on our Spring Fling across the southern US we’ve seen our share of ubiquitous fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s.
Even restaurants that were once somewhat unique like Chili’s and Chipotle have become commonplace.
So we’re always looking for something unusual – a restaurant with character with food that is fun and delicious.
Thanks to a recommendation from our friend Rusha over at Oh, the Places We See, we knew where we were heading before we even arrived in Natchez. Fat Mama’s Tamales! It’s not often we can track down a good, authentic handmade tamale.
Rusha’s great post will give you the lowdown, so let us just dazzle your eyes with Mexican temptation that will have you beating a path straight to Natchez, Mississippi and the big lady herself.
James settled for a Louisiana Abita Springs beer, but I had to go for the “Knock You Naked Margarita.” In answer to your question, let me just say, “Yes!”
And just like Rusha and Bert, we opted for the Gringo Pie – a medley of tamales smothered in chili with onions and jalapenos. We took one look at it and said, “We’ll be having salads tonight!”
Terri & James