5 Ways: National Nacho Day


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.merry piglets nachos

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!hatch nachos

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.srbp nachos



About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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