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    Post #1 - August 24th, 2020, 2:40 pm
    Post #1 - August 24th, 2020, 2:40 pm Post #1 - August 24th, 2020, 2:40 pm
    In another thread Dave148 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:
    Claudio Velez, Chicago’s beloved “Tamale Guy,” is opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant — and it’s in Ukrainian Village. The restaurant at 2018 W. Chicago Ave. could open in August, said Pierre Vega, Velez’s business partner.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/07/23 ... estaurant/

    If there were ever a reason to get drunk immediately, this is it! :lol: 8)

    =R=

    The Secret Origin of Chicago’s Tamale Guy. Claudio Velez speaks about his new restaurant, which opens Thursday

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/8/12/213 ... udio-velez

    The story's been told over and over (see links above for a start) and the restaurant has been open over a week now. Last Saturday at noon, two hours after opening, they were close to selling out. Not Chicago's best tamales, but very tasty. I couldn't be happier for Claudio and everyone involved.

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    Tamale Guy Chicago
    2018 W Chicago Av
    Chicago
    https://www.tamaleguychicago.com/
    Wed-Fri 11-6:30; Sat-Sun 10-5
  • Post #2 - August 29th, 2020, 9:26 am
    Post #2 - August 29th, 2020, 9:26 am Post #2 - August 29th, 2020, 9:26 am
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a WTTW reporter shared a post from the restaurant stating the following (not quoting word for word, it was an image so I couldn't copy and paste the text, otherwise I would):
    - Claudio had Covid symptoms, was away from work awaiting results while waiting for results, which came back positive;
    - Condition deteriorated to the point of being in an ICU on a ventilator, but is now improving on a positive trend;
    - There will be an unknown amount of medical debt, with a donation fund set up already;
    - Restaurant is closed temporarily until further notice, but not permanently.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bn7n82-claudios-medical-expenses?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link
    *The image I saw was an instagram post, but that doesn't appear to still be up, it's just on the Go Fund Me page.
  • Post #3 - August 29th, 2020, 9:31 am
    Post #3 - August 29th, 2020, 9:31 am Post #3 - August 29th, 2020, 9:31 am
    Rene G wrote:The story's been told over and over (see links above for a start) and the restaurant has been open over a week now.

    Tamale Guy Claudio Velez Hospitalized After Positive COVID-19 Test

    The restaurant, which opened earlier this month, is now temporarily closed

    Another kick in the ol' rucksack
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #4 - September 4th, 2020, 12:18 pm
    Post #4 - September 4th, 2020, 12:18 pm Post #4 - September 4th, 2020, 12:18 pm
    Chicago ‘Tamale Guy’ Claudio Velez’s COVID-19 condition is improving, family says his restaurant will reopen soon

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #5 - September 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
    Post #5 - September 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm Post #5 - September 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Chicago ‘Tamale Guy’ Claudio Velez’s COVID-19 condition is improving, family says his restaurant will reopen soon

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html

    Tamale Guy’s Restaurant to Reopen Wednesday as Claudio Velez Remains Hospitalized

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/9/8/2142 ... ant-reopen
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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