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:
On a recent episode of the Travel Channel’s "Chow Masters" the hosts of the show (chef Sammy DeMarco and Hollywood director Frank Coraci) ventured to Denver to find The Mile High City’s mile high best nachos.
SPOILER ALERT: The Mexican restaurant Lola won with a dish featuring “a bed of tortilla chips topped with pork green chile, frijoles borrachos, butternut squash and chorizo queso, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, jalapeños and cotija cheese.” This won Lola a sweet $10,000 and a Golden Skillet. You can’t go wrong with a golden skillet.
PRINCE WILLIAM EATS NACHOS LIKE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS!
In what can only be considered a royal case of “Celebrities, they’re just like us!”, Prince William; a.k.a. The Duke of Cambridge, a.k.a. The Earl of Strathearn, a.k.a. The Baron Carrickfergus, was recently seen eating nachos in the Chicago O’Hare International Airport! Imagine that, a prince must gain energy via the consumption of food like a mere commoner! Good heavens, what a scandal!
NEW RICOS PRODUCTS PLANT IN ARLINGTON
In 1976 Ricos Products raised a dark shadow over the land of Arlington Texas when they introduced the Concession Nacho to Arlington Stadium before leaving to spread the sickness of mediocre nachos across the county. But now with a new factory in town, well, to quote President Tony Liberto, “We are coming back home.”
The new Arlington site is working to expand the nacho product line and currently ships to 57 different countries worldwide. Of course the city had to offer numerous tax incentives to bring the company back, which is the typical sort of back room dealing big businesses truck in these days. There were descenters to this however, like Arlington resident Richard Weber who publicly opposed the glad handed incentives. “The problem is that your economic development formula should probably double what you are choosing for the average salary of Arlington to decide these awards,” Weber said. “In order to make Arlington better, you need to get better jobs, not just more jobs. You need more higher-paying jobs.”
Sadly, his dire warnings were not heeded and now the factory exists, blighting Arlington and growing in power. For what? None can yet say...
Almost 40 years after the Concession Nacho slimed its way out of the nether ooze from which it was spawned to haunt Texas’ Arlington Stadium, a new creature has emerged to stalk its seats, the Poutine Nacho. Debuting at $13, this dish is “a play on the popular fries-and-gravy dish from Quebec that has become popular on Dallas menus. At the ballpark, throw away your traditional definition of poutine: This one’s made with fried potato chips as the base, then topped with cream gravy, shredded cheddar, brisket or chicken, and – oh yes – bacon.” This probably counts more as nachos than as poutine, but I’ll let Poutineonomics be the just of that one.
Imagine if there was an app that allowed you to rate nachos on your phone, AND told you where you could go and pay for said nachos with bitcoin. Well stop imagining, because there is, and it is iNACHO.
Now of course a nacho review app is no substitute for a tried and true internet site based nacho reviewing organization, but it’s a close second. iNACHO is available for both iOS and android here.
Comic artist Sean Poppe is known not only for his Dungeons and Dragons inspired art, but also for his love of nachos. Here are his instructions for nachos. You should post this in your kitchen.
You can view more of his art at his website: http://beardedruckus.tumblr.com/