For the sake of an opening paragraph I’ll pretend that I’ve been playing the new videogame Evolution, made by the fine folks who previously made the Left 4 Dead series. That Goliath, huh? And what about that Wraith, how cheap. And the Kraken, I mean, Cthulhu much, am I right? I was so caught up in the game that I just had to move my love for evolving into an edible form and check out EVO, “where healthy living and the finest ingredients evolve into dishes that enhance the pure enjoyments of dining. Experience the difference, the Evolution of Dining, at EVO.” Seriously, how can I pass up an evolution in dining? That’s got to be some serious molecular gastronomy stuff right?
Nope, it was just a regular restaurant. A nice restaurant yes, but no bubbling flasks or Jacob’s Ladders or anything scientificy to be seen. There was a terrarium at the hostess station where I hoped to witnessed some evolved mutation in, but nope, there were actually no critters at all currently in residence. I sat down and upon the waitress arriving I immediately ordered the rarest cheeseburger they could legally sell me. JK LOL, no I didn’t, I got the nachos of course, who do you take me for? When a few minutes later the waitress returned I shockingly got my hopes up that my nachos were thrown together and cooked that quickly, but instead all that I was given was a mysterious rubber plug. Whatever could this be for?
Spoiler alert: If I had actually read what was in the nacho description on the menu I would have seen that they were served in a skillet, but when you order ‘chos as much as you do being a reviewer you kind of just glance to see if they have them and gloss over all the rest of the details.
So are nachos better when served in a skillet? I’m going to say yes, but personally I think everything is better when served in a skillet. Perhaps this is a psychological callback of collective unconsciousness genetic memories to when Ignacio Anaya first created nachos in his famed cooking instrument Skillator, which was forged from a piece of the meteorite that made the gulf of mexico, but I know not for sure. Anyhow, a hot skillet keeps your nachos toasty for far longer than a just a regular old plate does, so you can eat your meal at a leisurely pace and still have your chips almost as yummy as when they first arrived at the table.
BUT THE NACHOS, HOW WERE THE NACHOS!?!?!?! Well they weren’t bad. The bacon was a nice little touch, especially when paired with the chicken, and the hot skillet kept everything warm the whole meal. Could you ask for more? Sure. What exactly that might be, I can’t quite put my finger on. These nachos are a classic case of being perfectly fine across the board, yet lacking that certain IT that makes them a must eat meal, especially when their menu offers a wide variety of delicious fancy mac and cheeses.
So if you go to EVO, and want an appetizer, get the nachos, they’re perfectly fine. But if you’re going there specifically to eat something mind blowing, the Buffalo Mac and Cheese is where it’s at. Maybe if you check it out there will also be some kind of mutant lizard/frog hybrid up front as well.