As a tourist in Portland, Oregon, there are many ways that you can spend your afternoon. You can go the Portlandia way and hit up every funky little place on there. You can go the sightseeing way and go to Powell’s Bookstore, Voodoo Donuts, the Japanese Gardens or Shanghai Tunnels. Or you can just get down with the locals at some little outdoor brewery and eatery. I don’t know how UNIQUELY Portland that last one is, but in my dream of Portland it fits right in. If you want to fit in some little outdoor brewery and eatery where you can sit outdoors AND have some of the best nachos in Portland though, you go to Breakside Brewery. At least at their Northeast location that is. I can’t speak to whether their two other places let you eat outside or if they brew their beer on site at those ones, but the Dekum Street definitely has you covered on those.Read More
This is it folks, today, 10/15 from 12-5 at the historic Ralph's Diner in Worcester, is the last NACHONOMICS LIVE EVENT of the year! Not only will there be the last few remaining Nacho shirts in existence, but also live punk rock from Mongorellis, The Pathetics, and The Crimson Ghosts. Do nachos and punk go together? I honestly have no clue, but only time will tell! What I CAN tell you is that based on the last NACHONOMICS LIVE EVENT there will be:
- A complete lack of nacho related jokes where the punchline features some version of "nacho" being substituted for "not your".
- People inquiring whether Nachonomics is a religion. It's not, but loving nachos and living your life the nacho way is just a good way to live in general.
- Free post cards with the purchase of every book, because we are secretly trying to keep the postal service going based entirely on post card stamp sales.
- Lively debates of which of the three books is which of the Three Musketeers. But really, we ALL know which one is Porthos, AMIRITE?
- Me saying over and over again how we don't actually sell nachos.
Can you resist all that, AND MORE? Logically, yes, you could, but should you? No. HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS AFTERNOON!
Earlier this year a video made the rounds of the internet purporting to be a new spa treatment wherein you get turned into an order of human nachos. It was very cute. In some worlds this would be enough, but no, apparently some people took it seriously. So seriously that a Snopes page needed to be created to debunk that it was a real thing "trending across southern California". What's wrong with the world? We don't have nearly enough time to examine that, but we can certainly check out this "trend".Read More
I don’t remember what movie it was, but you’re going to know what I’m talking about when I sum it up here. A group of out of towners are looking for something to eat at a place they’ve never been to before and pick a restaurant at random, or perhaps because they looked online and saw that they had a few kinds of nachos to try there. They pull into the parking lot, wade through the crowd of locals on the front steps smoking and giving the side eye, and enter the restaurant. As they step into the dining room and a hush goes over the room as silence descends and everyone inside turns to stare at them. If there was a record player going it would have scratched as well. If this restaurant was down South someone would have asked, “You lost boy?” You know the kind of place I’m talking about. But imagine that this was not a movie and that this restaurant was a real place I went to, and that it wasn’t down South, relatively in the United States that is. No, this restaurant was in Warrenton, Oregon, just outside of Astoria. This restaurant was Rod’s Bar and Grill.Read More
This Sunday, September 17th, Nachonomics will be performing live from StART on the Street in Worcester Massachusetts. Legend tells that the mythical nacho booth will be located in front of That's Entertainment at 244 Park Ave, Worcester, so if you visit who knows what nacho excitement you may run into? Come see the original NACHONOMICON! Come get some of the few remaining NACHO SHIRTS! Come get a nacho related Christmas Card signed and written specifically for a loved one you know who might also love nachos! We've done it before and we'll do it again! Yes folks, swing by between 11 and 6 and have all your nacho sins absolved!
Of course if you can't make it to Massachusetts, don't you fret, there is still a brand new nacho option for you. If you check out this quarter's issue of Culture Magazine there's a little section on nachos written partially by yours truly. Maybe you can find it at your local Barnes & Nobel, or other location that has a bunch of strange food related magazines, but if you can't you can buy it RIGHT HERE! Here's a very small image of what you want to look for!
Yep, it is truly the season for cheesin'!