The Husk Cherry. The Jamberry. The Mexican Tomato. Jitomate. All aliases for the black, or should I say green, sheep of the Tomato family, the Tomatillo. While typically green, these husk covered fruits can come in multiple colors, such as yellow, red, or purple. Because putting anything purple that’s not jam or onions on food is strange (See Heinz’s EZ Squirt Purple Ketchup) we’re concerning ourselves with the common green variety. For too long has the humble tomatillo lived in the shadow of Big Tomato, but no longer! I have been to a place on whose nachos the tomato has been cast aside and the mighty tomatillo has been raised to reign supreme, and that place is Brew City.
Imagine that you are a tongue. The first thing that hits you is the salty corniness of the tortilla chip, followed by the sweet tang of hickory smoked pulled pork and a delicious beer BBQ sauce. That’s the one-two punch. Following with a three-four-five, the bacon, tomatillo, and scallion with a bacony tart sweet zing. Round it out with some smooth cheese to even out the experience. Masticate. Swallow. Repeat. Now stop imagining, and if you liked how that sounded go to Brew City and that’s the very experience you will have!
As described, the nachos are pretty good. I throw the word “delicious” around a lot, but these bad boys are truly delicious, definitely a new favorite. As an unlisted ingredient you may also find some mystery peppers thrown in the mix as well. What are they? Some kind of chile? A pepper of some sort? Who knows, but they’re as good as they are mysterious. What’s not good, the ratio of cheese to all the other toppings. I found myself near the end of the meal with a good deal of chips and toppings, but nary a shred of cheese to be found. So non-stingy with the toppings, but so stingy with the cheese. What gives?
Other good news, you get a ton of nachos. More than two reasonable people should eat when eating a reasonable amount of food. How can they deliver you so much tasty nacho goodness for so cheap, assuming you consider $11.99 cheap? Subsidies my friends, subsidies. Having ordered a bottle of Root Beer and finding out that it was almost $4, I can only assume that part of this 600% markup had to go to funding their other food items. And don’t even think about ordering a pint of anything on tap, even Donald Trump would raise an eyebrow that their prices. All I want is a pint of Woodchuck, not a pint of Liquid Space Gold.
Moral of the story: Buy the nachos, not the drinks. And eat more Tomatillos.