Founded by Chef Pascal Dropsy in 1994, Corn Maiden serves and sells nearly 30 varieties of lard-free, handmade tamales with no preservatives at farmers markets across L.A. County—from Pacific Palisades to Pasadena. Traditional ingredients combine with the more exotic, such as smoked Gouda, wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, and red port wine. Dessert tamales include one with Belgian chocolate, raspberries and caramelized walnuts. Tamales wrapped in cornhusks are available in two sizes, run $19 to $28.50 a dozen, and can be kept for six months in the freezer.
For a list of products and farmers market locations, visit cornmaidenfoods.com. Call Alex at 310-560-0949 to order tamales for pick up at your local market.
From New York pizza to authentic ramen noodles and a popular taco truck, there are numerous multicultural options besides the classic greasy spoon. Read on to find out the tasty spots around L.A. open until at least 2 a.m. to buffer a night of imbibing with a hearty nightcap.
Café Gratitude lives up to its name every year by offering a free Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or “until the food runs out.” This year’s event is at the Downtown L.A. Arts District location, featuring live music and a full spread complementing the main dish of Butternut Squash & Sage Lentil Loaf.