Virginia Ramos, aka the Tamale Lady, is an institution, wheeling her chest of treats wrapped in steamed corn husks. The cheer at the Eagle beer bust when she rolls up around six to feed the burly dudes who've downed eight beers in three hours resembles a war whoop, which is maybe why she's having her 60th birthday there on June 21. There was talk of an app for tracking her down. If there were an S.F. Mount Rushmore, the Tamale Lady would be Teddy Roosevelt.
Flickr/SanFranAnnie The Tamale Lady was a staple of the Zeitgeist scene
Except she got kicked out of Zeitgeist, Uptown Almanac reported this morning. Through no fault of her own. Because we live in a dystopia that hates queso y pollo.More »