Let’s say that every Tuesday for the past 50 years you had visited the same restaurant and gotten an order of nachos. One order of nachos a week, 52 weeks a year, 50 years, that’s 2600 orders of nachos. Pretty impressive when it’s put like that. But what would happen if the restaurant decided to change their menu, and that change involved removing nachos from it entirely? Would you switch to ordering something else? Would you start going to a different restaurant that sold nachos? Or would you, like this certain group of Austinites, band together into the Nacho Liberation Forces and try to get them returned to the menu? You can guess what a group worthy of the “Heroes of Nachos” title would choose.Read More
4th of Juleezy, 4th of Juleezy, how oh how can I make you more cheesy? Why, by making up the word "Juleezy" in order to rhyme with "Cheesy" for one. Another way would be to make up some PATRIOTIC NACHOS: A.K.A. PATRIOTIC BBQ GRILLING NACHOS USA USA, the recipe for which is available at the link previous, or featured along with 13 other delicious recipes in Recipes from the Nachonomicon. At this point if you're reading this and in desperate need for nacho goodness for your BBQ this afternoon you're going to have to go with the linked version because there's no way you can order the book and have it arrive to you on time, but if you found it so delicious in retrospect you felt like buying the book, you'd get no complaints from me! And remember, don't go blowing your hand off with some fireworks, because it's a lot harder to eat nachos with a hook.
What did you do for your twenty third birthday? I don't know for sure, but I'd bet probably something pretty stupid. I guarantee it wasn't filling a child's swimming pool with 25 bags of chip, 20 pounds of beans, 6 gallons of queso and 30 pounds of pico de gallo to create a pool of nachos. That is unless your name is Trini Martinez, and the particular one that made a pool of nachos as well.
Birthday idea 1: Keg. Lame. Birthday idea 2: Fill a kiddie pool with queso. Better, but like a 7, and we can make it a 9. Birthday idea 3: Fill a kiddie pool with nachos. And there's the money. "I was thinking 'aww, man, I should've just bought the keg,'" Martinez said. "But, everyone ate it, it was gone — gone by the end of the night [...] they were so stoked, they loved it." The words of a hero.
Some said they were "too soggy", or "unsanitary". Others on Youtube said they were "a germ and bacteria melting pot", or "bacteria nachos", or "While watch this is gross people pee and sneeze in the pool". Do you think Trini cared what they said? No, and that's why he is a nacho hero.
Why do restaurants change their menus? Do they think they’re cool, mixing things up and throwing off anyone that goes there expecting the food they are accustomed to? I’m sure this “surprise” may come as a positive for some people, but for the rest it is frequently a disappointment. Especially when it comes to nachos.Read More
Some days you wake up, go down to the nacho well to get your tri-monthly commentary, reel up that old wooden bucket in expectation of some nice, cool writings, and find that it’s completely empty. Not just empty, but bone dry, and also a cow fell in and died down there, poisoning the whole thing. Yessiree, that well is a goner, and you need to find yourself a hot new nacho source, fast. Fortunately there is one nacho well that never runs dry, so I headed down to Taco Bell to try the new Grande Nachos Box.Read More