Texas Tamale Meat Lovers A La Carte Sampler
Go too far north of the Mason Dixon line, and what is a tamale? A dry, frozen husk of a thing. But Texas Tamale (based in, you guessed it, Texas) offers the real deal. Give your hostess the meat sampler—beef, chicken, and pork—so that she and her family can take a bite out of this satisfying, savory classic... no matter where they live.
To buy: $48 for eight tamales, tucsontamale.com.