2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Tamales in DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses that make DFW a better place to live. For the next consecutive twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Cheese Day. If you’ve got a product that you want included, send me an email with your information and a picture. This list will often be updated, so don’t fret about deadlines. We’re here to serve you guys.

On the third day of Christmahannukwanzadan, my true love gave to me…

The Tamale Company

via thetamalecompany.com

The Tamale Company boasts that they have the perfect gifts to either A) make you a great boss or B) help increase the sales of your business by 300%. Bold words. And a bold gift package, too. The Feliz Navidad Tamale Box comes with a total of 30 tamales. These include the following flavors: ancho chili pork, chicken tomatillo, Southwest vegan, and cheese & jalapeno. Also, you can order the apple cinnamon tamale and pumpkin pie tamales (back by popular demand) at holiday Christmas markets, which you can find here:

December 1 - Jesuit Christmas Bazaar & Grand Prairie Farmers Market

December 6WigWam Holiday Pop up Shop in Bishop Arts.

December 8White Rock Local Holiday Market, Coppell Farmers Market, Grand Prairie Farmers Market.

December 15 – Grand Prairie Farmers Market, McKinney Farmers Market

Check our Facebook for pop up locations.

Urban Taco’s tamales (via Urban Taco)

Urban Taco

So Urban Taco is starting its 12 Days of Tamales event on December 13. “New, seasonal, hand-made tamales will be available December 13-24 with a different tamale offered each day. Each tamale trio plate will come with black beans and roasted corn con crema sides for $9.75.

In addition to enjoying tamales at the restaurant, guests can also place a catering order for any variety of tamale on the menu. These special treats are perfect for holiday get-togethers. A minimum purchase of one dozen tamales is required with 24-hour notice. One dozen tamales are $24. Orders can be placed in person at the Uptown location or by calling 214-922-7080.”

Tamale menu:

December 13- Pollo con Mole Poblano

December 14- Cochinita Pibil

December 15- Simmery Guajillo Pork

December 16- Potato Zucchini con Queso Fresco

December 17- Frijoles y Queso Oaxaca

December 18- Tomatillo Serrano con Pollo

December 19- Carnitas con Mole Poblano

December 20- Dos Equis Amber Barbacoa con Chorizo

December 21- Guajillo Piquin con Pollo

December 22- Chicharron Adobado con Salsa Verde

December 23- Green Chile con Picadillo

December 24- Chicken Tinga & Potato


The 12 Days of Food Gifts

Day One: Cheese

Day Two: Candy

Day Three: Tamales

Day Four: Baked Goods

Day Five: Drinkables

Day Six: Cook Books

Day Seven: Cooking Classes

Day Eight: Jams and Pickles

Day Nine: Gift Cards and Gift Boxes

Day Ten: Meats

Day Eleven: Gifts That Give Back

Day Twelve: Juice Cleanses

Need more gift ideas? See Raya’s guide on ShopTalk.