Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dilworths Hot Tamales, Corinth Mississippi.

Hoping to post an update in the morning. In the mean time I thought I'd post some pics from one of my favorite dives. This is Dilworths Hot Tamales in our hometown of Corinth, MS. When I was in high school w'ed each buy 2 dozen and eat every damn one of em! Look at the price list!!!
Tamales are BIG in Mississippi.....really BIG! They are a little different than Mexican Tamales, but not much. If you want to learn more check out:


Tom said...

Hey Pat, I just found this blog site and low and behold you are waxing nostalgic about some hometown delicacies.

I have moved up to Owensboro KY since March. The wife and I will have to come to the BBQ Joint one weekend and get some "home" cooking.

Take care, Tom U.

Pat Martin said...

Tom great hearing from you, hope all is well. love for y'all to come down some weekend when you have time. make sure you call/email ahead cause i dont want to miss you by not being here. email is

have a great thanksgiving, look forward to seeing you.


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