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Joe’s Hot Tamale Place aka The White Front Café is in a wood-frame white house on Route 1 and is a legendary hot tamale stop. Joe Pope made tamales on the side for years and once he retired from his day job, it became a full-time business. Joe passed away in December 2004, but his sister, Barbara carries on the tradition. She worked at Joe’s side for seven years filling and rolling the tamales by hand. Their spicy, beef-filled tamales come wrapped in corn shucks and during the winter months they will sometimes make up to 400 dozen to sell. Today, Barbara, her sisters, and their ninety-seven year-old mother, Emma, can be found at the White Front, cooking and selling the same hot tamales that Joe made famous.
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