I've noticed development growing next to Hapo (across from Walmart) and have been wondering what was going to go in those new shop areas. As it turns out, with the new sign posted. It looks like we're getting another location for Los Hernandez Authentic Tamales. If you're not familiar with this local business, you're in for a treat.

Los Hernandez has been in Union Gap for years and his tamales have made national headlines. Their seasonal asparagus tamales are a huge hit that time of year and they just won the prestigious James Beard award which honors regional and often family-owned establishments. A national award of which there were only five recipients with other locations being Chicago, Boston, Tucson and New Orleans. Quite an honor.

I called to confirm that this West Valley location is, indeed, a second location while the spot in Union Gap will stay opened. This new spot in West Valley is hoping to open sometime in March.