STUFF YER FACE: TAMALE HUSTLERS AND AGUA FRESCAS

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We have a few people here at my job that sell tamales as a way to make some money on the side. I like to call them the Tamale Hustlers!!! Once a week, their families get together and make a ton of tamales to sell at everyone’s workplaces. You put your order in a few days ahead and on Friday, a sack of fresh tamales arrive at 1st break. They offer a decent selection of fillings too. I’ve had everything from chicken, pork and plain cheese. Lately, I’ve been in love with a flavor called RAJAS. The filling consists of a whole jalapeno, onions, and cheese. A pack of 4 runs $5, and to me it’s a steal. After eating these fresh homemade tamales, I can’t bring myself to order them at restaurants anymore, they just don’t compare.

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Another thing I’ve been into lately is Agua Frescas. These have been my drink of choice this summer!

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Agua frescas are tasty drinks that are usually made from fresh fruits, herbs, or grains…

Popular flavors include: melon, pineapple, orange, mango, tamarind, jamaica, and, horchata.

I’ve been hitting a lot of the smaller, more authentic Mexican restaurants, taco stands, and groceries around Indianapolis lately, and I’m always sure to try the agua frescas when available.

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