Dia de los Tamales

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"I used to make tamales all the time with my abuela," said Jeni Wahl, who owns Off The Couch Catering with her husband Sam Wahl and executive chef Keith Carlson. When the trio found this kitchen space in Pilsen, they decided to run their catering company out of the back and a grab-and-go tamale station in the front. Some tamales are inspired by traditional Mexican flavors or Jeni's Cuban-American heritage (such as spicy black bean and corn or slow-roasted Cuban pork) while others feature ingredients you'd never expect to find wrapped up in a corn husk, such as cheeseburger and buffalo chicken with blue cheese dressing. All are $3 a pop.