Nachos Time: Nachos in the News - A convenient mouthful of short form nacho news, topped with the cheese of truth, jalapeno slices of journalism, beans of education, and other toppings of various questionable informative analogies. We bring you nacho news one chip at a time.
Welcome to Nachos Time, for when nacho related things happen in the news, but nothing in depth to write a real article about. Here’s what’s been going on with nachos recently:
NACHO TACK ATTACK!
I remember once getting some nachos and finding a small stone hiding among the chips. Apparently they’re in the beans every now and then and all I got out of it was a “Sorry” when I complained to the management. This Washington State fellow found a little bit more than that in his nachos.
As the story goes, the tack fell off a pinboard located right above where the food is made, and the results are that the fellow might lose the tooth. Both his lawyer and I hope that he’ll be able to eat nachos again sometime in the future without horrible psychological repercussions or traumatic flashbacks. PNTSD (Post Nacho Trauma Stress Disorder) is a very real thing.
THE 21 BEST NACHOS IN AMERICA
The website The Thrillist has made a bold claim that they have compiled the 21 best nachos in America. In reviewing said list there doesn’t appear to be any sort of back up, rating system, metric, or other designation for why these 21 are better than all other nachos, especially when it’s unlikely they’ve sampled all the nachos in the US. Plus they haven’t included what I think is the tastiest order of nachos in America, that being the Mount Nacheesmo at Tio’s Mexican Cafe in Ann Arbor Michigan. However, I haven’t eaten at any of the places on the list so perhaps they’re just so far above the rest of the pack that making a distinction is easy, I can’t say. Yet. Two of the locations are within easy driving distance from Nachonomics Headquarters so expect to see a review of one or two soon.
GOODFELLA'S NACHO FELLA
The British pizza chain Goodfella’s has introduced a new nacho flavored, or rather flavoured, pizza, because pizza is good, and nachos are good, so pizza nachos should also be good. I’ll be sure to pick one up the next time I’ve over there to see exactly how good it is, but if it’s anything like a Mama Celeste’s pizza, give it a pass. As in pass on it, not as in accept it for what it is eat it. Plus, check out this amazing commercial for Goodfella’s products, it’s almost like that little Italian boy just got off the boat from London.
NACHOS v. BUFFALO WINGS
Question: Which is healthier, nachos or buffalo wings? You can go to Health.com and see the gritty details, or you can look at the below infographic and it’ll cut to the chase for you.
The moral is that while buffalo wings may be good, you can always just put them on nachos and that’ll probably make them a little bit healthier right? The nachos that is. Adding buffalo wings to nachos will only make the wings less healthy.
THE NACHO HELMET
If you ever went to the family restaurant The Ground Round in the early 90’s you may have finished your meal with an ice cream served to you in the helmet of some sports team. Now imagine that as an adult, and instead of ice cream use nachos. This is a thing you can have. The catch is that it’s at Yankee Stadium, and they’re Concession Nachos, and they’re $20.
· Build Your Own Nachos, including the “Nacho Helmet” is available at Wholly Guacamole portable stands on the 200 and 300 Levels and in the Bleachers. Fans may pick their toppings in a regular-sized order of nachos or have an official plastic replica Yankees helmet filled with 12 ounces of nacho chips with their choice of toppings added.
Whoowee! 12 whole ounces of crummy nachos in a cheap plastic helmet, what a deal! Why, at a buck sixty six an ounce, that’s easily three times what Orangeleaf is going to run you, although granted you won’t get a tiny Yankee helmet with your tasty froyo. Thumbs crossed for that next season.
THE OREO CHIP
In this strange world of every Oreo seems to be putting out a new flavor of Oreo every week (Mint, Chocolate, Banana Split, Golden, Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough, Coconut, Ice Cream, Peanut Butter) why not reverse it and make other foods taste like Oreos? Things like chips made from smashed up Oreos. Not sure why you would want to do that, but if you wanted to here are a bunch of “Snack Hacks”.
SOME KIND OF VEGAN NACHO THING
Imagine nachos, but replace the corn with sweet potato, cheese with cauliflower, and sour cream with cashews. Is that a really nachos? Who knows. The folks over at Profound Hatred of Meat, which I highly approve of as a name even if I can’t agree with its rhetoric, made such a thing. I’d call it an abomination, but it very well may be a DELICIOUS abomination so I am not one to judge.