(Bay City News) A week after a San Francisco bar said it would no longer be able to allow the "Tamale Lady" to serve her famous food at its establishment, a city supervisor said Tuesday that he is working on a solution.
The popular Valencia Street establishment Zeitgeist announced on Facebook last week that city codes were preventing Virginia Ramos from serving her famous tamales
Supervisor David Campos said at today's board meeting that since the news came out, his office has received "hundreds of calls and emails from people wanting to know how they can help the Tamale Lady."
Campos said he met with Ramos on Friday and is looking at a few different solutions that would allow her to continue serving the tamales at Zeitgeist and other restaurants while complying with laws from the city's Department of Public Health.
SFDPH spokeswoman Eileen Shields said the issue comes down to liability because "health code says if a restaurant is selling food from an unlicensed vendor and someone gets ill, it's on the restaurant."