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Old 04-12-2007, 04:50 PM
Location: Austin
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I'm going to be driving through the Delta on Highways 61 and/or 1, and wanted to know the best place to get tamales on the cheap. I live in Central Texas and have had Mexican tamales, but I would really like to try the ones in MS. And are there other indigenous dishes to the Delta?

Also, what is the best way to drive through if you want to experience the "real" MS delta? Highway 1 or 61?

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Old 04-13-2007, 02:32 PM
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Does Eat place. - Greenville http://www.doeseatplace.com/
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:34 PM
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McGaugh Grocery& Deli 813 N. Broadway in Greenville. They have the best.
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:47 PM
Location: Alabama!
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Nothing - NOTHING - beats Fat Mama's in Natchez.
There are supposed to be good tamales in Corinth, but I never found any. There was a place that had really good "mexican biscuits" - biscuits with cheese and chilis.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:03 PM
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Check this website: www.tamaletrail.com

I'm not a big fan of tamale's but I've heard good things about Doe's tamales. Most "southern" resturaunts have tamales - but be on the lookout for roadside vendors. There are a couple of guys that sell them out of carts in Greenville - sometimes they set up outside grocery stores or gas stations. There's a guy that has an old bread truck that travels the south delta (greenville, hollandale, arcola, etc) sometimes as well. They're not very expensive in most places.

There are many "local" dishes in the delta. Too many to list - and mainly because I'm so used to them that I don't realize they're "mississippi" or southern dishes until I leave the South. Boiled peanuts, grits, and sweet tea come to mind. If you're in Rolling Fork, stop by Chuck's for a Chuckburger and a shake.

As for the best HWY - they're about equal. 61 is a better road to drive on but you'll see similar stuff on both of them. 1 will take you way out of the way in a few places - especially the southern part of 1 in Issaquena county - not much there - 1 incorporated town and less than 2,000 people living in over 400 square miles.

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