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The Kindness of Tamales


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"This restaurant owner buys out street vendors' tamales so they can come in from Chicago's freezing winters"


Magiet spotted the weather-beaten vendors trying to eke out livings on sub-freezing days when customers just weren't buying. So he pulled over and made his first grand purchase.

"What's great is when we visit vendors for a second time and seeing how excited they are knowing they are about to get bought out and get to go home," he said.

He turns around and donates the tamales he buys to community refrigerators, free for those in need, and to homeless shelters.


Such kindness! 

If I lived in his area I would patronize his restaurant (Korean-Mexican fusion...doesn't that sound trippy?) to pay it forward  so he can keep buying the tamales. 

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Tim Oliver

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That's wonderful.


As an aside, Miss Rhoda of Rhoda's World Famous Hot Tamales in Lake City, of which I have written before, has a standing policy that if you show up at her restaurant hungry and can't afford a meal, she'll feed you in exchange for you washing a sink full of dirty dishes, or taking out the trash. Not exactly per Health Department guidelines, but the Health Department ain't real active in Lake City.

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Don't ask. Eat it.


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