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JACKSON - Tamales at Bop's Frozen Custard

Okay - I know this sounds strange, but my husband and I enjoyed some great tamales at Bop's Frozen Custard on County Line Rd this weekend. My husband, who is half Mexican and was raised in Queens, NY, nearly cried after tasting one. He declared it a cross between the Mexican tamales of his youth and the Jamican Beef Patties you can find on the streets of NYC. We asked the servers where the tameles came from and we were told, "Some guy in north Mississippi makes 'em, and aren't they good?". We only moved to Jackson recently, so maybe these tamales are indicative of all Mississippi tamles...if so, we are psyched!

BTW: We only stopped at Bop's b/c I felt I deserved a special treat after braving Sam's during the holiday season - their Snappy Turtle Sundaes are to die for! Bop's does charge for a cup of water, though, and that REALLY irks me.

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Bop's Frozen Custards
1173 E County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39211

Dec 09, 2010
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Jackson, MS - Eslava's Grille

I finally tried Eslava's a couple of weeks ago. I really wanted to like it...the owner was super friendly and sent a plate a fried fish to our table (no charge) for my toddler son to snack on. That being said, my mother-in-law's chicken was so salty is was nearly inedible. The food my husband and I ordered was so unremarkbkle that I can't even remember what dishes we tried.

Dec 09, 2010
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Jackson, MS - Eslava's Grille

Anyone tried this place yet? I hear it is co-owned by the owner of Siagon. I'm intrigued...

Nov 04, 2010
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Looking for dishes in Birmingham area

Chez Lulu rotates gazpacho (both red and white) as the soup du jour in the summer. Both are delcious, but they are served in such tiny tiny cups!

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Chez Lulu
1911 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

Jul 12, 2010
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Moving to Jackson, MS - looking for local food sources

Dear DFK-
Thanks for the reminder about Local Harvest. I am (was) a member of a CSA in Bham (Snows Bend - I am SO going to miss them), and they are on Local Harvest. BTW, I checked out your site today - fabulous! Your work on Etsy is beautiufl, too.
Rebecca

Jul 12, 2010
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Moving to Jackson, MS - looking for local food sources

Uncle Bob,
Thanks for the tips. I had read about Jerry's Fish House on Urban Spoon, and it is on my list try...I think my toddler son will L-O-V-E eating in an igloo. I'll check out Donna's, too. Wilson's Meat House sounds intriguing...I'll add it to my list, too. I'm getting more and more excited about my move to Jackson. LOTS of culinary history. I plan on heading up the Tamale Trail ASAP!

Jul 12, 2010
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Moving to Jackson, MS - looking for local food sources

Awesome! I'll check it out (and the smoked sausage) when I get to town.

Jul 12, 2010
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Moving to Jackson, MS - looking for local food sources

Dear Littleman-
Thanks for the response...especially the information about the lady peas - I LOVE them! I'll have to buy a bunch and put them up for the winter.

As for pork...I am looking for anything that is nitrate-free. My husband has gout, and we have to be very careful about the sausage and bacon we buy.

Jul 12, 2010
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Moving to Jackson, MS - looking for local food sources

Hello!
I am moving to Jackson this week, and I am trying to ferret out some locally produced food. Anyone a member of a CSA in thearea? I am also curious about the farmers markets and am on the lookout for out-of-the-way rouadside stands. I read about a place called Stan's County Store in Batesville - I am interested their prok products - anyone tried them yet?
Thanks!
Rebecca

Jul 11, 2010
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Breakfast in Birmingham

Los Comprades on the corner of Greensprings and Oxmoor has a sign up: "Breakfast coming soon." Their food is typical of any mexican place in town with 'Speedy Gonzales' as a lunch choice, but I still have high hopes for breakfast.

Feb 18, 2010
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