Nacho History Lesson
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Some of you fools probably think Nachos are some fake Mexican food item that someone cooked up at the ball park with chili cheese sauce when they ran out of hot dogs. Surprise, surprise. It is legit Mexican food, at least at its origin. It has since been bastardized, synthesized, and cheese sauce-ified beyond recognition at many establishments (cough Blondies cough Peggy O’Neill’s). So let me drop a few nacho knowledge bombs on you while you mark your calender for our International Day of the Nacho Celebration on October 21st at Fontana’s.
Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya gave birth to the nacho one afternoon in Piedras Negras, Mexico when some U.S. solider wives stumbled upon the closed Moderno Restaurant famished from a day of shopping. Ignacio, threw together a meal with the ingredients he had left in the restaurant, tortillas, longhorn cheddar, and sliced jalapenos. The nacho bug was contagious and the dish soon became popular across the border in Texas. The restaurant to this day still uses Ignacio’s recipe. Check out the video below for some more tidbits of necessary nacho news.
October 21st has been dubbed the International Day of the Nacho. One day, we will trek to Piedras Mexico to bask in this glorious day but until then, we will throw our own fiesta. This year the holiday falls during CMJ so get you antacids out and your dancing shoes on because we have three bands lined up and free nachos prepared for all! Join us at Fontana’s on Wednesday to see Graydon, Afuche, and ARMS and devour some delicious ‘chos. So stop by, say hello, and wish our new nacho apprentice Dan a happy birthday. There will be cake!