Football season already has our mouths watering for apps that are easy to share with our friends and family, even if we don’t share their tastes in teams. Well, today is #NationalNachoDay, and we wanted to make sure you were fully prepared to dig into these conglomerates of flavor around town when the weekend of sports kicks off. Here are five nacho varieties we’re loving, at restaurants that aren’t currently closed for the off-season!
Merry Piglets: Nacho Mountain
A self-described mountain of nachos, this nacho variety is as gooey and messy as you would expect from most nachos. At Merry Piglet’s, their mountain of corn chips are topped with cheddar and Oaxaca cheeses, refried beans, red onions, tomatoes, black olives, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole and a protein of your choice: shredded beef, chicken, ground beef or pork. Be prepared to share, or take it down like a true “mountain man” would.
Silver Dollar Bar: House Specialty
From corn chowder to the Silver Dollar spinach dip, the Silver Dollar Bar boasts a few shining house specialties that consistently adorn the menu. This includes a plate of nachos will home-fried tortilla chips, coated in melted cheddar and Jack cheeses, black beans, jalapenos, black olives, sour cream, fresh pico de gallo and a choice of shredded chicken or beef.
Hatch: Bang For Your Buck
Found on the lunch appetizer or happy hour menus, these nachos packed a lot of flavor into a single plate. At Hatch, their street tacos are an excellent example of how meticulous flavoring can really let different varieties of meats shine, and these nachos continue to elevate those flavors and seasonings. The nachos provide a choice between pulled pork, chicken tinga or tri-colored cauliflower, and then pair that selection with cheese, black beans, Mexican corn, sour cream, jalapenos, guacamole and pico de gallo. As an added bonus, happy hour nachos are just $8!
Sidewinders: Sports Central
A mecca for sports lovers this time of year, Sidewinders has more to offer sports fans than its wall of televisions: shareable plates for all fans. There are no shortage of finger foods on the Sidewinders’ appetizer menu, but the nachos are a must-try classic. Fresh tomatoes, red onions, black olive, jalapenos and sour cream top a mound of corn chips with melted cheese. Pack in some added flavor with chicken, beef or show-stopping carne asada.
SRBP: Wood-Fired Nachos
The wood-fired method applied to these nachos give the plate a nice, even crisp to each and every chip. We appreciate that they serve these nachos laid out on an elongated plate–preventing naked chips from hiding underneath the classic nacho mountain. Simple, yet delicious, the nachos at Snake River Brewing are topped with cheddar cheese, black beans, pickled jalapenos, queso, sour cream, house-made guacamole and pico de gallo. More carnivorous eaters can add blackened or grilled chicken or Snake River Farms Wagyu skirt steak.