Take a quick 6 question survey for Fat Mama’s!

Friends & Neighbors,

We would like to thank you for participating in our survey for us, regarding drink mix purchases.  We are interested in what our customers think about different drink mixes and who and why they like specific brands.

We emailed out discount codes for online purchases for those who took the survey!

Thank you in advance for your time!

~Fat Mama

Just Me & My Running Shoes Blog

Fat Mama’s Tamales was recently mentioned in the “Just Me and My Running Shoes” blog!

Karen’s blog offers a fresh view on running, travel and life, be sure to check it out!

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Live in New Orleans? Take a look at what Thrillist has to say about visiting Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant in Natchez, MS

Recently, Thrillist.com published an article,”THE 10 BEST VACATION SPOTS WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF NEW ORLEANS” and included in this top 10 list, is:

Natchez, MS and Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant for enjoying “southern specialties” like our award-winning Fat Mama’s Tamales, Knock-You-Naked Margaritas, and Fat Mama’s Fire and Ice pickles.

Take a look at an excerpt about Natchez, MS:

Distance from New Orleans: 176 miles North; three-hour drive
Why it made our list: If Antebellum architecture rocks your world, Natchez is the place to get your fix. Right on the banks of the Mississippi River, it was left alone during the Civil War, so there’s history to explore everywhere you look with plantations, tribal grounds, the first college in Mississippi, and historic museums and cemeteries.

Read the full article here.

Mississippi Magazine releases “Best of Mississippi” Award Winners 2014

Friends and Neighbors,

Mississippi Magazine released their annual “Best of Mississippi” awards and the great folks of Mississippi have declared Fat Mama’s Tamales as the “Best Tamales” in the state!

Mississippi Magazine’s “Best of Mississippi” reader survey is compiled by votes submitted from readers and fans, general sections of the survey include Dining Out, Getting Out and Seeking Out with individual categories that include categories such as “Best Breakfast”, “Best Bed & Breakfast”, “Best Day Spa” and over 50 others individual categories.

Congratulations to Dunleith Historic Inn for winning “Best Bed & Breakfast” as well.

This acknowledgement is very special and dear to Fat Mama’s Tamales and we would like to thank Mississippi Magazine for including a tamale catagory, the readers of Mississippi Magazine for supporting Fat Mama’s Tamales and to all our friends and family who have helped make Fat Mama’s Tamales a Mississippi and more specifically a Natchez institution!

~ Fat Mama

To subscribe to Mississippi Magazine and/or more information please visit their website www.mismag.com

Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked’ Margarita Mix and Fat Mama’s “Fire & Ice” Pickles sweep Dallas Market Awards!

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales recently sweep the Dallas Market Gourmet Awards with wins in “Best Drink Mix” and “Best Condiment” categories for our Award-Winning Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and Fat Mama’s “Fire & Ice” Pickles!

The Dallas Market is the second largest gift and wholesale market in the country and we are more than excited know our products are truly award winning!  These awards will be added to the ever growing list of awards and acknowledgements we have received, especially since we starting focusing on growing our wholesale business!

Fat Mama’s Tamales won “Best Pickled Product” at the AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Market, which is the largest wholesale gift market in the country!

As always you can pick up either of our product at Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, Mississippi.  From one of over 300 locations around the country by using our “Find a Retailer” section on the lower left side of our website and Amazon.com

Thank you for loving our products and we are looking forward to expanding out product offerings soon!

~Fat Mama

2014 Dallas Market Best Beverage Mix Fat Mama's "Knock-You-Naked" Margarita Mix

 

2014 Dallas Market Best Condiment Fat Mama's Fire and Ice Pickles

 

 

Fat Mama’s Tamales 25th Year Celebration on June 14, 2014

Friends and Neighbors,

We would like to thank everyone who made it out to Fat Mama’s on June 14, 2014 for #FMT25!

It has been an awesome 25 years and we are fortunate to have so many friends, family and great customers!  Although it was hot, the tent, fans, ice cold beer & “Knock-You-Naked” Margaritas helped make it a memorable event.

We would like to thank Britton & Jimmy Gammill for starting Fat Mama’s Tamales 25 years ago in the little log cabin, Devin Gammill & James Gammill for supporting David Gammill every waking moment, Melissa Brown & Jamey Hudnall for spending countless hours working on FMT25 and making sure everything worked as planned, The Fat Mama’s Tamales staff for being the best group of workers we could ever ask for, Ruth”Queen” & Paul Anderson for leading the Krewe of Fat Mama’s on all that they do, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s who turned out in force for FMT25 and turn out for every event scheduled to improve Natchez, MS, Haley Meng, and of course all our friends, family and customers who over the last 25 years have made Fat Mama’s Tamales a unique part of the Natchez Experience, Ben Lewis, Charlie Hugg, Travis McCready, Speakeasy and The Delta Mountain Boys for providing us with fantastic music all day, Tim Givens, Sim Hicks & Jody Stallone, Aimee Guido, Maggie Brown-Dean and The League of Extraordinary Artists for taking on painting donkey sculptures and allowing your creative to spill everywhere!

Below are the photos of each of the donkey sculptures in case you missed the FMT25 event!

Thank you for your support over the last 25 years and we are looking forward to big things in the nest 25 years!

~ Fat Mama

June 14, 2014 – Fat Mama’s Tamales 25th Anniversary

Friends & Neighbors,

The time is near for #FMT25.  As you may be well aware, we will be celebrating our 25th year anniversary of being in business in wonderful Natchez, MS on June 14, 2014 and we would like to formally invite you to join us.

Be sure to wish Fat Mama’s a happy birthday on Twitter using hashtag #FMT25, and you will see your tweets throughout the day at FMT through our live twitter feed, where our customers will be able to see tweets throughout the day.

We will have the southern parking lot closed off to traffic as we will have the beer garden set up, with a few tasty brews from around the area, as well as another 8 taps inside.  We will have plenty of shade, fans, music, cool beers, hot music and fun for everyone!

Much love to everyone over the years who have supported Fat Mama’s Tamales, our family and helped us create a unique funky little restaurant in Natchez, it has meant the world to us, and we are excited for the next 25 years!

Below is the schedule:

11:00 – Reveal the 5 donkey sculptures to public.

11:00-12:00- Music by Ben Lewis

12:00-1:00- Music by Charlie Hugg

1:00-2:00- Music by Travis McCready

2:00-3:00- Music by Speakeasy

3:00-4:00- Meet & Greet with donkey artists

4:00- 7:30 – Music by The Delta Mountain Boys

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For all breweries in which we have contacted, we would love to include any promotional items you may wish to include in our give-aways throughout the day.  Anything from stickers, shirts, cups, bottle openers, koozies, or even the keys to the brewery, just shoot us an email to fatmamas@bellsouth.net or send items directly to us any time before June 14, 2014.

Fat Mama’s Tamales
303 South Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Fat Mama’s Tamales 25 Year Anniversary, June 14, 2014, Natchez, Mississippi #FMT25

Friends & Neighbors,

#FMT25 Update:

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Fat Mama’s Tamales will be celebrating 25 years in business on June 14, 2014!  We are packing the day full things and hope you will stop by, say hello, relax, and celebrate with us! 

We will have live music from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  We will have our beer garden up and running outside with shaded seating, tons of cool FMT gear to give away, Five almost life sized donkey sculptures painted by local artist on display, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s will be on hand, We will live stream tweets that use #FMT25, and more.

I wish I could tell everyone about the cool FMT gear to give away, but you will have to wait until June 14, 2014, but we tried to make sure we got some unique stuff to give away to everyone!

The artists who are painting the donkeys are Aimee Guido, Tim Givens, The League of Extraordinary Artists, Maggie Dean & Sim Hicks!  They each have spent countless hours working on these paintings, as they are roughly 55 inches long, 40 inches tall and 14 inches thick, and have various surfaces and angles that have required a lot of planning on top of the amount of time to paint each one!  We have pretty much asked each artist to plan, design, paint, and delivery these sculptures to Fat Mama’s with almost anything they wanted to portray, we did offer some suggestions, however we have not seen any of the donkeys while they have been and are getting painted, and we made sure to let each artist know that they are free to design and paint these sculptures as they see fit.

It is our hope to display this painted donkeys around town at select locations to be determined, once we have revealed them on June 14, 2014!

 

The music line up is:

Ben Lewis 11:00 – 12:00

Charlie Hugg 12:00 – 1:00

Travis McCready 1:00 – 2:00

Speakeasy – 2:00 – 3:00

From 3:00 pm – 4:00 we will have a meet and greet with the donkey sculpture artist

Delta Mountain Boys 4:00 – 8:00

We are still working on the beer garden menu, but it will feature regional craft beers from Mississippi and Louisiana, and inside we will have our 8 taps running a variety of brew for you to choose from.

If anyone has any photo’s of Fat Mama’s over the last 25 years, funny stories, any special memories, we would love to hear about them, you can email anything and everything you think we may be interested in to fatmamas@bellsouth.net

As always we are ever so thankful for everyone support over the last 25 years, and with out you, all of Fat Mama’s would never had grown into what we are!

We look forward to seeing everyone on June 14, 2014!

~Fat Mama

P.S. Finally but certainly not least, we will have discounted food & beverage items all day!

25 Years of Fat Mama’s Tamales! June 14, 2014, Natchez MS

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be turning 25 years old in June 2014!

It is hard to believe it was almost 27 years ago it all started with a weekend tamale making project at the house!  As many of you may know we started at our house, making tamales once a week, making small adjustments to the recipe each week, until the weekly orders grew too large, then we moved into the log cabin on Canal Street (pictured below) and opened in June 1989.  We spent 19 years in the log cabin, with 12 bar stools and a small patio before moving to our current location just down the street and we haven’t looked back!  We are continuing to grow, as we have expanded our menu from the “old days” to include things like our Hot Ham & Cheese Poboys, Taco Salads, Mexican Cornbread and more.  We also have a small wholesale product line we offer to gift & gourmet stores around the country including “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and “Fire & Ice” Pickles!

25 Years of Fat Mama’s Tamales! June 14, 2014, Natchez MS

We are planning on celebrating on June 14, 2014 at Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, MS.  Clear your calendar, book the babysitter, call your friends and get ready for a grand weekend!

In preparation for the June 14, 2014, we have already started planning a few things.  We want the entire weekend to serve as a “Thank You” to all our customers, friends, family and community.  The Krewe of Fat Mama’s will be on hand, as will local/regional artist with some projects of their own, live music, a beer garden as well as a few other things.

In preparation for June 14, 2014, we would like to ask anyone and everyone to do two things!

(1) If you have any photo’s of yourself, friends, or whoever at Fat Mama’s from anytime over the years, we would love to see them.  We are working on including a multitude of photo’s on June 14, 2014.  You can email them to us at Fatmamas@bellsouth.net, post them to Facebook and tag Fat Mama’s, post them to Twitter and tag us (@FatMamasTamales) or use Hashtag “#FMT25”.  We would like to scroll some photo’s throughout the day at Fat Mamas!

(2) In preparation of June 14, 2014 we will be using “#FMT25” on social media post leading up to July 14, 2014 and we would like you to use it as well.  If you have anything you would like to say about Fat Mama’s, just use #FMT25 and we will see it, you may even get your social media mention broadcast on July 14, 2014.

Finally, if you have any ideas or thoughts on what you would like to have at Fat Mama’s Tamales on June 14, 2014, let us know, we love hearing about your ideas and thoughts on how best Fat Mama’s could say “Thank You” to everyone!  You can email us at Fatmamas@bellsouth.net, post on Facebook and tag us, use hashtag “FMT25” on Twitter or send us a direct message!

There will be more to come soon, so stay tuned!

~Fat Mama

AmericasMart Blog Post Mention

Friends and Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s was recently listed in blog from the AmericasMart Blog!  You can check it out at Taste of the South, AmericasMart Blog!

AmericasMart host the Atlanta Gift Market which is the largest single product collection and provides over 1,400 permanent showrooms as well as over 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies and is the largest gift market in the United States.  Buyers from across the United States and internationally attend to purchase various items and collections for single location gift and gourmet stores to large big box store gift departments.  The learn more about the Atlanta Market checkout AmericasMart.

Fat Mama’s Tamales won “Best Pickled Product” in September of 2013 with our “Fire & Ice” Pickles from all pickle related entries and is currently displaying until March 9, 2014 in the temporary booths.  To learn more about our booth, check out our info on AmericasMart website!

If you are interested in possibly carrying Fat Mama’s Tamales products in your gift store, gourmet food store, liquor store or otherwise, please feel free to contact us at your convenience!

Melissa Brown, New Wholesale Account Manager, 601-807-8030, MBrown@fatmamas.com

Jamey Hudnall, Existing Wholesale Account Manager, 601-807-5062, JHudnall@fatmamas.com

Thank You,

~Fat Mama