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Tamales, champurrado, a cold December night



Cold revelers, hot tamales. December 3, 2010
Cold revelers, hot tamales. December 3, 2010
Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Tonight I braved the southbound I-5 to make it to a favorite annual holiday event in San Diego, December Nights, which draws what seems like half the city to Balboa Park for two nights to eat, take in the lights, duck into the museums and listen to carolers. Mostly, though, to eat.

My favorite tamales cart was parked near the same spot where it was last year. There's nothing like an outdoor meal of steaming tamales and hot champurrado on a cold, damp night.