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Fat Mama’s Tamales Featured on the Mississippi List

August finds Fat Mama’s Tamales featured on MississippiList.com as the “Top Spot for Tamales and Margaritas in Mississippi“!

Fat Mama’s Tamales has long been a staple in the city of Natchez. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the casual, eclectic atmosphere and unique sampling of menu items.”

The article starts with what inspired Fat Mama’s back in the 1980s and goes on to share some highlights from our menu, including our world famous Fat Mama’s Tamales.

“Today, Fat Mama’s menu has evolved to one of tamales, boudin, chili, Mexican cornbread, poboys, nachos, and more. Their signature Gringo Pie combines tamales with chili, cheese, onions and jalapenos on top. Their Gringo Casserole is pretty much the same thing, only prepped for a large crowd.

Best Tamales: Fat Mama's Tamales

“But oh, those tamales. Fat Mama’s Tamales are a Mississippi Delta style hot tamale. Each tamale is wrapped in an authentic corn husk, cooked to perfection! Fat Mama’s Tamales are made with a combination of beef and pork, full full of flavor – and boiled not steamed.”

Thanks so much to MississippiList.com for stopping by and enjoying Fat Mama’s Tamales with us!

 

Fat Mama’s named “Best Tamales” in MS!

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales has been awarded the “Best Tamales” in the State of Mississippi by Mississippi Magazine for 2016!

We are extremely excited about this award and being considered.  Mississippi Magazine annually allows readers to submit their votes for the “Best of Mississippi” for various categories ranging from food, arts, activities, locations and more.

Best of Mississippi 2016

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You can view the results here: https://www.mismag.com/2016-best-of-mississippi/

We would like to thank everyone who voted, and congratulate the other top tamale joints in Mississippi for making sure Mississippi is known as the Tamale Capital of the world!  Does’ Eat Place in Greenville, Mexican Kitchen in Hattiesburg, Tony’s Tamales & Shapley’s of Ridgeland all have excellent tamales and should you ever have an opportunity to try you them we highly recommend you do!

We would also like to congratulate all the other winner’s and mentions in Mississippi Magazine’s 2016 “Best of Mississippi” you are each the reason Mississippi refuses take a backseat and push our state forward in meaningful and unique ways!  We are happy and proud to have Mississippi have so many great things to offer!

Much love and thanks to everyone!

Fat Mama’s Tamales is located in Natchez, Mississippi, and is open 7 days a week, except for a handful of holidays, and our products including our world famous tamales and “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix are available for mail order by visiting our website, https://fatmamastamales.com/fmtstore/ we would like to offer everyone a 10% discount coupon for orders over $25 through the end of July including tamales!  Please feel free to use code “MISSMAG2016” upon checkout to receive 10% discount on all orders over $25 until the end of July!

We hope everyone is having an excellent summer and please have a safe and happy 4th of July!

 

~Fat Mama

Fat Mama's Award-winning Tamales, Natchez, MS | Best Tamales

Fat Mama’s Tamales, Natchez, MS

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 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

Krewe of Fat Mama’s Natchez Poker Run

Friends and Neighbors

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s is hosting the 2nd annual Natchez Poker Run, this year the event will be benefiting the Adams County Search & Rescue.

The event is set for Sept 15, 2012 and will start at 10:30 a.m.Saturday September 15.

Register at Fat Mama’s starting at 9:00 AM

$25.00 for biker, $15.00 foradditional rider, $15.00 for each additional hand

Lead car leaves Fat Mama’s at 10:30

Fat Mama’s -> Chance’s Saloon -> Steel Horse Saloon -> John’s Place -> Under the Hill Saloon -> Fat Mama’s Tamales

1st place $300 2nd place $200 3rd place 100

Door prizes will be given away for different categories

T-shirts will also be available the day of the event.

for more information please email us at fatmamas@bellsouth.net

~ Fat Mama

Krewe of Fat Mama’s wins state Restaurant Neighbor Award

Friends and Neighbors

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s recently won the Restaurant Neighbor Award for the State of Mississippi, awarded by the National Restaurant Association and American Express.

The award is given to restaurants that go above and beyond in giving back to the community!

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s has worked diligently with various organizations in and around Natchez, MS as well as provides its members with events through the year.

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s was founded in 2009 and has worked with Friends of the Natchez Library, Natchez Humane Society, Natchez Children’s Home Services, United Way, The Sunshine Shelter, Adams County Search & Rescue and others over the year.

In addition to charitable organizations, the Krewe of Fat Mamas participates in the Mardi Gras parades in Natchez and host an Annual Motorcycle Poker Run each September.

~Fat Mama

New Beer Law in MS!

Friends & Neighbors

The MS legislature earlier this year voted to allow higher content beer in the State of Mississippi.  The law started on July 1, 2012, and we just got our first shipment of high content craft beer in! They are big, flavorful and definitely not your average beer.  We will be rotating different high content craft beers in and out over the next few weeks and seeing what people like the best.  We currently have the following:

Rogue Chocolate Stout, 22 Ounce Bottle
Rogue Chipolte Ale, 22 Ounce Bottle
Mons Abby Dubbel, 25 Ounce Bottle

Rogue Chocolate Stout is a heavy beer, with a strong flavor and aroma and hint of chocolate.
Rogue Chipolte Ale is an ale, with a light smoky flavor and clean finish
Mons Abby Dubbel is Belgium inspired beer that is fruity and slightly sweet

Just ask our staff about them, and they can point you in the right direction!

~Fat Mama

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