Tamales and Parties, Cyclone-Style!

 

Believe it or not, the holidays are already upon us! We love this time of year, and we’re prepared to help you have a stress-free and fun holiday season. From Holiday Tamales perfect for gatherings of family and friends to Private Dining and Catering offerings to put on a great event, we’ve got your needs covered!

Holiday Homemade Gourmet Tamales

Just like all good tamales, ours are steeped in family tradition. Year after year, crafted over family gatherings and tamaladas, these time-tested recipes are the perfect Texas comfort food to enjoy throughout the holidays.

This year we’re offering two staple tamale varieties. Our Pork Tamales include perfectly seasoned slow-cooked pork, along with a rich chili gravy. If you prefer chicken, we also offer slow-roasted chicken tamales, served with a house-made spicy tomatillo salsa. Both options are delicious crowd pleasers, so order a few dozen of each!

Each dozen is just $16 and can be ordered by phone or online at cycloneanaya.com/order-online. We recommend placing your order at least 24 hours in advance, but if you would like them sooner, please call the location closest to you to see if they can accommodate your order.

Holiday Parties and Catering

Whether you’re in need of a beautiful space to host a holiday party or you need someone to cater an event or meal at your home, office, or other location, our Catering Team is happy to help!

We have several seasonally decorated private dining areas that can accommodate events of almost any size. Along with the comfort and privacy our rooms provide, we can achieve your vision through an array of pricing and menu options.

If your event is outside of our walls, we have an abundance of ways to help, too. We can cater and staff your large party or event with the same world-class service available in our restaurants. Our team will work with you to put together the perfect menu and serving-style. We also offer delivery or catering to office lunches and events!

Our schedule is booking up fast, so make sure you schedule your event soon! You can reach our team by phone (832.421.8602) or email (catering@cycloneanaya.com) for more information or to book your event.

 


Spend the Holidays With Cyclone’s!

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The Holiday Season is upon us! This is a special time; a time of togetherness, celebration, and reminiscing with family and friends. Our family treasures this time of year, and through our restaurants, we hope we can give you a refuge from the hustle and bustle, to truly enjoy and appreciate the season with your loved ones. Here are just a few of the things happening at Cyclone’s this month:

Decking the Halls

With the help of our friends from Flower Bar, we are decking the halls to fill even the grumpiest Scrooge with cheer. Each of our locations will have a unique set of decorations, meticulously arranged to provide the perfect holiday aesthetic. Timely tunes will also be mixed into our playlist to keep you humming, or singing, all month long!

Thanks for your hard work, Flower Bar!

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’Tis the Season for Tamales

We all have fond memories of making or eating tamales with family and friends while decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music, or just enjoying each other’s company. Here at Cyclone Anaya’s, Maria Jimenez brings her recipes and tradition to our tamales. She has been perfecting her craft since her Grandmother began teaching her the art of tamale making when she was 11 years old. Growing up in Michoacán, Mexico, her whole family would host tamaladas around Christmas each year. The tamales they made were family recipes that were passed down from generation to generation through careful practice at these family gatherings. The recipes passed down to Maria from her Grandmother are the same used to make our Homemade Gourmet Holiday Tamales today.

You can order them by the dozen, here: http://cycloneanaya.com/order-online

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Planning your Holiday Parties

Our Catering team is ready to help you plan the perfect Holiday event. Whether you would like to use one of our beautiful private rooms or a larger off-site venue, we can provide an entirely custom experience to fit your needs. From fully catered meals to beverage bars, floral arrangements, decorations, and more, we have a wide array of capabilities.

Get more details about our Catering offerings and get in touch, here: https://cycloneanaya.com/catering.

Finding the Perfect Gift

Give the gift of great food and good times with a gift card from Cyclone Anaya’s. Available in-store or online, these convenient gifts are perfect for those hard-to-buy-for family and friends. We offer the flexibility for you to create the gift card in whatever amount you would like. Order yours, here: http://cycloneanaya.com/giftcards.

An added bonus? You can tag along when they’re ready to use it!

Happy Holidays from your Friends and Family at Cyclone Anaya’s!


The Taste of Tradition: Tamale Season

Maria Jimenez proudly shows off her family recipe tamales.
Maria Jimenez proudly shows off her family recipe tamales.

We love tamales and, lucky for us, it’s finally tamale season! We all have fond memories of making or eating tamales with family and friends while decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music, or just enjoying each other’s company. Tamales are a big tradition around Texas, but where did they come from?

Tamales go way back; back as far as 7000 BC across Mesoamerica in the cultures of the Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Toltec. They liked them for some of the same reasons we like them today: they’re very portable, keep well, and are easily made in large quantities that can feed an army (or families like ours!). Their tamales were made with much of the same ingredients that we see today, but they typically used more fish and wild game, including frog!

In more modern history, they’ve become a holiday tradition in Texas for several reasons. As friends and families gather together during the holidays, it’s a necessity to be able to feed large groups, at which tamales excel. Many families will also host tamaladas, where the labor-intensive process of making tamales gives them a chance to catch up, laugh, and spend quality time together.

At Cyclone Anaya’s, Maria Jimenez brings her recipes and tradition to our tamales. She has been perfecting her craft since her Grandmother began teaching her the art of tamale making when she was 11 years old. Growing up in Michoacán, Mexico, her whole family would host tamaladas around Christmas each year. The tamales they made were family recipes that were passed down from generation to generation through careful practice at these family gatherings. The recipes passed down to Maria from her Grandmother are the same used to make our Homemade Gourmet Holiday Tamales today.

From now until January 1st, Maria and her team will be making three types of tamales from these recipes: pork with chili gravy, spinach and Mexican cheese with chardonnay cream sauce, and chicken with spicy tomatillo sauce. You can order these by the dozen here, or by calling any of our locations. Because our tamales are handmade to order, we ask that all orders are placed at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up.

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We’re excited to share these special recipes with you, and we hope our Homemade Gourmet Holiday Tamales can become a part of your family tradition. 

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!