Friday is National Nacho Day!
After the election, we need a good holiday. A great holiday! Sadly, the next one isn't coming around for another couple of weeks. So what can we celebrate in the mean time? National Nacho Day! Sure anyone can grab the cheese with chips, but are those really nachos? Don't get me wrong, I'm a meat and cheese kind of guy so I'll never turn chips and cheese down. But when I really wanna get to flavor town and let out my inner Guy Fieri, I have two favorite places for nachos! (NOTE: I have not been paid by these places in any way, shape, or form. I'm just letting you know what "Timmy's Tummy" likes).
With two locations, on in Yakima and the other in Union Gap, El Porton's cheese nachos are the main thing I order & they taste as good at either location! They have their normal big nachos, but I usually just get the cheese nachos. I don't just stop at the cheese and chips, I order them and add beef and beans! The plate is so big, it may be in the appetizer section of the menu, but it's my meal when I dine there! My other top nacho go to is Famous Dave's Barbeque Nachos. All the normal nacho fixings, but add beef brisket and bbq sauce and oh my, *Chef Kiss*!
So how did these amazing concoction come to be? According to NationalDayCalendar.com, they were first created sometime around 1943 and are of Mexican origin. Created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, he was the maître d’ at the El Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras. One night after the kitchen staff had taken off, military wives stationed at Fort Duncan came into the restaurant and were hungry for a snack. Anaya made a mash up of triangle cut tostadas, shredded cheese and sliced jalapenos and heated them up and served them up! It was such a hit, the ladies named the snack "Nacho's Special" before he could even make a second batch! Word spread and the rest is history!
What's your nachos of choice? What's your favorite toppings? Where's your favorite place to chew the chips? Send your ideas to us via the free KATS mobile app!