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

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


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 or send items directly to us any time before June 14, 2014.

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

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 […]

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,

Jamey Hudnall, Existing Wholesale Account Manager, 601-807-5062,

Thank You,

~Fat Mama




5 Must Eats in Mississippi –

Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant was just listed on as one of the “Must Eat” places for Hot Tamales in Mississippi!

We always love hearing about our customer’s experiences and after reading this site, not only it is an interesting article but written by a very interesting person.  If you get a chance check out her website and enjoy!

Here is the link to her site!

Here is the mention:

“At Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, you can accompany your tamales with a famous “Knock-You-Naked Margarita.” You can eat the handmade tamales by themselves, or in a Gringo Casserole covered with chili and cheese. And once you’re back home, you can order vacuum-sealed tamales by the dozen.”

~ Fat Mama

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 

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 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!

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

Fat Mama’s Tamales just released a project on!

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

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

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


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:

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.