Thursday was an all-nighter for Claudio Velez that led to 5 hours of sleep after making his method to 20 bars whereas making the tamale drops which have endeared him to Chicagoans for greater than 20 years. Velez began his workday within the morning with loud applause from clients sitting at Lone Wolf’s 23-table sidewalk patio alongside Randolph Avenue. Velez and his household launched their new operation, the Genuine Tamale Man, from the West Loop bar and later that evening he stopped at bars like Rainbo Membership, Hideout Inn, and Bucktown Pub.
The brand new settlement with Lone Wolf offers Velez a base of operations the place he can have a hybrid enterprise of serving clients his traditional tamales with corn husks and inexperienced salsa at his dwelling tavern whereas having the choice to bar hop afterward. The primary buyer at Lone Wolf lined up round 10:30 a.m. Thursday and