• tamale guy Oct 24, 2020

    Naperville Brewery Names Limited-Edition Beer in Honor of Chicago ‘Tamale Guy'

    Naperville’s Solemn Oath Brewery on Friday revealed a new, limited-edition beer in support of Claudio Velez, Chicago’s popular “Tamale Guy,” who spent more than a month in the hospital with the coronavirus. The beer “El Rey Del Tamal” – tamale king in Spanish – is a hazy paleta-inspired pale ale with strawberry, mango, and ancho chile, according to a post…

  • tamale guy chicago Aug 29, 2020

    Chicago's ‘Tamale Guy' Hospitalized With COVID-19

    Claudio Velez, the Chicago chef known as the “Tamale Guy,” has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, according to a post on his Facebook page. Velez had a sore throat earlier in the week, and while waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test, his health rapidly declined in just a couple of days, the post added. Velez was admitted to…

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