Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project

Friends & Neighbors

We would like to thank everyone for their support for our “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project we launched on Kickstarter.com. 

We did not reach our funding goal of $39,999 and we will not be able to purchase the 25 full size fiberglass donkey sculptures and distribute them to local artist to be painted and displayed.  We would have really enjoyed bringing this project to life and providing Natchez with a unique project, we hope this project will inspire others to launch crowd-funding projects that can have a positive outcome in our community!  For those who pledged to the project, we are grateful for you support of Fat Mama’s Tamales and our project!

 

We ended up with 46 backers who pledged a total of $6,062, or 15.15% of our goal.  We had over 750 video views and over 500 Facebook shares.  It was an eye opening event, both in terms of setting up, organizing, planning and launching our first crowd-funded campaign, and while financially unsuccessful, the lessons learned will be invaluable moving forward.

Fat Mama’s will continue to work on some different ideas to celebrate our 25 year anniversary in June 2014 and we look forward to continuing to making positive investments in our community!

Thank you for everyone who pledges, offered their support, time, effort and ideas!

~Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s Thanksgiving Schedule 2013

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be closed on November 28 ,2013 for Thanksgiving. We will be open our usual hours the Wednesday before (11/27/2013) until 9:00 pm and we will re-open on November 29, 2013 at 11:00 am!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and for those who are braving the Black Friday crowds, come warm up with us for lunch with Hot Tamales, Homemade Chili and a cold beer before getting back out to knock out your holiday shopping!

Of course our “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and “Fire & Ice” Pickles make great stocking stuffer, as we also have bottle cap artwork and Sims Hicks “Natchez, MS” posters available for sale!

Happy Thanksgiving

~Fat Mama

 

 

Fat Mama’s Tamales Wins Small Business of The Year – Natchez Chamber of Commerce

Friends & Neighbors

Fat Mama’s Tamales received the Small Business of Year Award from the Natchez/Adams Chamber of Commerce!

Fat Mama’s Tamales is honored to receive our award from the Natchez Adams Chamber of Commerce, and we greatly appreciate being recognized for our efforts to provide a unique restaurant, community service and overall value for our residents and guests in Natchez, MS!  This award is accepted on behalf of the Fat Mama’s Tamales Staff, Fat Mama’s Tamales Staff families, The Krewe of Fat Mama’s, Britton & Jimmy Gammill, and most importantly on behalf of all those who have enjoyed Fat Mama’s Tamales in the past, as well as those who will enjoy it in the future!

Here is a link to article from the Natchez Democrat! http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2013/10/30/biglane-smith-named-natchezians-of-the-year/

Thank you to everyone’s support over the last almost 25 years, and we are looking forward to another eventful 25 years!

~ Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project

Friends & Neighbors

Calling All Natchez Artist!

Fat Mama’s is now accepting applications from individuals who wish to be selected to paint one of the twenty-five fiberglass donkey sculptures.  Please complete the application and email to Info@FatMamasTamales.com or mail to P.O. Box 1191, Natchez, MS 39121.

The deadline to submit your application is December 2, 2013 12:00 pm central standard time.

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Artist are encouraged to contact organizations and businesses to sponsor them as a local artist, and pledge to the project, either together or separately.  All pledges made will be considered in the artist selection process, as well as the painted donkey sculpture display location application.

Questions and comments can be made to Info@FatMamasTamales.com

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

Much love for everyone who has pledged so far, we still have a long way to go, and with your pledge, support and help in publicizing this project we will have a great project taking place in Natchez, Ms!

Click below for the artist application

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Artist Application

~ Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project

Friends & Neighbors

Fat Mama’s Tamales just released a project on kickstarter.com!

We are attempting to crowdfund an art project in Natchez, MS in conjunction with Fat Mama’s Tamales turning the ripe old age of 25 in June 2014.

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project, will provide our community free standing donkey sculptures, painted by local artist and artist with a Natchez connection, that we feel inspire, provide art in public places and ultimately enrich the “Natchez Experience” for everyone who lives and visits our community!

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s along with Fat Mama’s Tamales is excited to launch this project and see it through to completion.

This project is an “All-Or-Nothing” project in that all funding must be raised by November 28, 2013, or all pledges will be cancelled and this project will not take place.  Any pledge no matter how large or small is greatly appreciated and will help move this project forward.

You can view the project at:

Fat Mama’s “25 Donkey” Freestanding Art Project on Kickstarter.com

We appreciate your support over the last 25 years and being a positive influence in our community for years to come!

~ Fat Mama

 

Fat Mama’s Presents the “2nd Annual Natchez Poker Run” September 14, 2013

Friends & Neighbors

Summer is winding down, the kids are heading back to school, and hopefully it will start cooling down soon!

The 2nd Annual Natchez Poker Run is scheduled for September 13, 2013 and this year will be a blast.  The Krewe of Fat Mama’s is managing the event to benefit Natchez Adams Search & Rescue again this year!

You can register at www.natchezpokerrun.com

You can also find more information on our facebook page

We look forward to another great year of motorcycles, cool weather, hot tamales and raising money for great organization in the Miss-Lou

 

~Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s Tamales Recent Awards and Recognitions

Fat Mama’s Tamales

303 South Canal Street

Natchez, MS 39120

601-442-4548

www.FatMamasTamales.com 

Press Release 

July 3, 2013-Fat Mama’s Tamales, located at 303 South Canal Street, Natchez, MS, 39120 is pleased to announce that our restaurant, our staff and our Krewe of Fat Mama’s has been the recipient of 2 awards and one government resolution as a result from our efforts to provide a positive impact in our local community, while enhancing the Natchez Experience and furthering everything distinctly Natchezian!

Mississippi Magazine has awarded Fat Mama’s Tamales the “Best of Mississippi” Award for “Hot Tamales” to Fat Mama’s Tamales.  Mississippi Magazine has released the results of the ninth annual reader’s survey to compile a list of the “Best of Mississippi” Awards in over 50 categories.

To View the Mississippi Magazine Award, please visit: http://www.mismag.com/pdf/mismag_bom13_results.pdf

The National Restaurant Association has awarded Fat Mama’s Tamales the “Neighbor Award” for the State of Mississippi.  The National Restaurant Association and American Express review submissions of association members based on community involvement, public service, and overall impact on each submission’s respective community.  This is the 2nd year in a row, Fat Mama’s Tamales has won the “Neighbor Award” for the State of Mississippi.  Fat Mama’s Tamales will be accepting this award in Jackson, MS on July 15, 2013 at the Restaurant University sponsored by the Mississippi Restaurant Association.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors at their July 1, 2013 meeting passed a resolution acknowledging Fat Mama’s Tamales and the Krewe of Fat Mama’s for our efforts in raising over $50,000 since 2009 through fund raisers for noble and worthy charities throughout the Miss-Lou region, including The Natchez Children’s Home, Sunshine Shelter, Guardian Shelter, the George Armstrong Library, Adams County Humane Society, Adams County Search & Rescue and The Malt Shop among others.  A copy of the resolution is being framed and will be on display at Fat Mama’s Tamales.

Fat Mama’s Tamales would like to thank all our customers, our former and current staff, our Krewe of Fat Mama’s members, friends and family for their support and encouragement over the years. We feel privileged and fortunate to have the opportunity to have our business in Natchez, and are looking forward to continuing to make a positive impact in our community.  Additionally, we would like to acknowledge Ruth Anderson for her selflessness and dedication to serving as the president of the Krewe of Fat Mama’s, Melissa Brown and Jamey Hudnall for their ability organize and plan events, Barbara Rodriguez for her serving as an ambassador for Fat Mama’s as well as Natchez, Britton & Jimmy Gammill for creating Fat Mama’s Tamales and providing a solid base to build on, and last but not least Devin Gammill for her continued love and support who, without, Fat Mama’s Tamales would not exist.

2013 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Friends & Neighbors

Mardi Gras is fast approaching and we are looking forward to another awesome year in Natchez, Mississippi!

There are two parades scheduled in Natchez this year and the Krewe of Fat Mama’s will be participating in both of them!  We will have a nice crowd for both parades as they both start at Fat Mama’s Tamales before making their way down Canal Street, Main & Franklin Street, be sure to come early to get a window seat and have a great time!

February 1, 2013 – Krewe of Natchez Indian’s Parade starts at 6 pm.  Floats, bands, etc will line up on Broadway Street and the parade will start at Fat Mama’s Tamales on Canal Street, continue down Canal Street before turning onto Main Street and proceeding  to Franklin Street, before returning to Broadway Street. This is a night parade, so if you got kids be sure to get them to wear something bright, bring a flashlight or light stick!

February 8, 2013 – The Krewe of Phoenix parade starts at 4 p.m.  Floats, bands, etc will line up on Broadway Street and the parade will start at Fat Mama’s Tamales on Canal Street, continue down Canal Street before turning onto Main Street and proceeding  to Franklin Street, before returning to Broadway Street.  This parade is during daylight hours and is usually slightly larger than the previous parade.  The Krewe of Fat Mama’s will be throwing out beads, Metal Doubloons, Whole Jalapeno Peppers among some other fun things!

February 11, 2013 – The American Queen steamboat will be docking in Natchez at or around 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  It is always fun to welcome guest guest Natchez, and starting at approximately 4:30, make your way under-the-hill or to the bluff top to listen to calliope music as they depart Natchez for their next stop!

February 19, 2013 – The American Queen steamboat will be docking in Natchez at or around 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  It is always fun to welcome guest guest Natchez, and starting at approximately 4:30, make your way under-the-hill or to the bluff top to listen to calliope music as they depart Natchez for their next stop!

February 21-24, 2013 – Literary & Cinema Celebration at the Convention Center! For more information please visit http://www.visitnatchez.org/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=16073

February 24, 2013 – Enjoy an evening of Mint Juleps & live music at the histroic Auburn antebellum home in Natchez! For more information visit, http://www.visitnatchez.org/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=16468

February 26, 2013 – The American Queen steamboat will be docking in Natchez at or around 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  It is always fun to welcome guest guest Natchez, and starting at approximately 4:30, make your way under-the-hill or to the bluff top to listen to calliope music as they depart Natchez for their next stop!

Be Sure to check www.visitnatchez.org for an updated calendar of events for additional events and happenings! http://www.visitnatchez.org/

Have a Safe and Happy Mardi Gras Season!

~ Fat Mama

January 1, 2013, Smoking Outside Only!

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be no smoking inside starting January 1, 2013.  While we appreciate everyone’s right to do almost anything they want, we will start asking customers to step outside on the patio to smoke starting on January 1, 2013.

We appreciate all our customers and look forward to happy, prosperous and smoke free 2013!

~Fat Mama

Fat Mama’s New Years & January Schedule

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be closed on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2013) and January 8, 2013 for our Spring Cleaning!  Be sure to stop by before or after to get your Fat Mama’s Fix.  We will reopen on January 2, 2013 at 11:00 am and January 9, 2013 at 11:00 am.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and will have a safe and happy New Year!

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughn

~ Fat Mama