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EL CHARRO CAFÉ LAUNCHES

Tamale of the Month Pumpkin Spice Tamale

| BY KATHLEEN FURORE | Months before COVID-19 hit, wreaking havoc on the restaurant industry, Chef Carlotta Flores and her family had an idea they hoped to bring to fruition. They wanted to launch Tamale Of The Month (tamaleofthemonth.com) to make the tamales they’d made famous at their 98-year-old El Charro Café in Tucson, Arizona—America’s oldest family-owned Mexican restaurant—available to customers nationwide. They just couldn’t find time to put all the pieces in place. Then March arrived, and with it the pandemic…and time suddenly time was on their side. “We wanted to get it done, and Covid gave us all the time to do it,” says Ray Flores, El Charro’s owner and Carlotta’s son. The family owns and operates several restaurant brands with over 400 employees—and

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