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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gustavo Arellano Reads from Taco USA, Deserves a Bite From the Tamale Lady

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

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What: Food author Gustavo Arellano shares Mexican food's history in the US

When: Friday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Where: Alexander Books Co., and Brava Theater (respectively)

Cost: All donations will benefit the El Tecolote Newspaper.

The Rundown: Gustavo Arellano's popular column ¡Ask a Mexican!, has convinced SFoodie to do just that. Arellano shares San Franciscan Mexican food history in his recent SF Weekly article When We Were Red Hot: S.F.'s Tamale Industry Once Ruled America.

Despite all his research, this SoCal writer has never met one of the most important current forces people in local Mexican cuisine --  San Francisco's Tamale Lady. Her godly tamales have  never touched Arellano's lips. Fortunately, there's a chance to give Arellano a bite of San Francisco history.

Arellano is coming to SF this Friday to read from his new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, which presents the first complete history of Mexican food in the US. Let's campaign for the Tamale Lady visit Brava Theater on Friday night so that Arellano's deep love of Mexican food is rewarded-- San Francisco style. 

Arellano will be reading from his book and signing copies on Friday, April 13, at these locations:

Alexander Book Co., 50 2nd Street, (415) 495-2992, 12:30 p.m.
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, (415) 641-7657, 7 p.m.

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