Chicago Pilsen Tamal Fest 2018

Enrique and I went to the 2018 Tamal Fest hosted in Pilsen on Sunday.  As we are not able to go to Mexico in December this year, I was looking forward to tamales and atole.

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The entrance greeted us with festive flags.

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Enrique and I enjoy some cheese samples.  Thanks Gallito!

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Lucha is just around the corner!  Who is your favorite?

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Beautiful embroidered dresses.

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Lolitas caught my eye as the signs remind me of true Mexico style. Check out the way they wrote out the prices!  I loved the fruit art too!!

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Colorful cloths invite us over for fruit waters with Oaxaca style tamales and quesadillas.

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Well, look at this!  More Oaxaca style tamales to enjoy!! We enjoyed the chicken tamales with mole prepared in banana leaves.  This was paired with the warm drink, atole de guayaba.

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I tried to share the tamales with all of you in this shot.  Can you taste them?

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Pina coladas??  Yes, please!!

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Wait!  What are these?  Churros!!

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A promise of future laughs.  Free parking??  In Chicago??  What are you doing Friday night?  Catching a comedy show of course!

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A rainbow of cotton candy!!

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A new generation displays traditional dance!

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