Five Spots for Nachos on National Nacho Day
Retail stores be damned, Christmas is eons from now -- and just think of how many food holidays those crafty corporate vendors could be celebrating in the meantime! Like today, for instance, it's National Nacho Day, surely worthy of a little fanfare. We'll take any old excuse to chow down on a platter of chips and cheese; it seems like an ideal Wednesday night activity. Here are five spots to get your fix.
Lindeman Nachos at River Styx are worth seeking out today ... or any other day.
Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
Slide onto a stool and order the loaded nachos at Dale Talde's Park Slope bar; you'll get a gut-busting pile of fixings built on paper-thin tortilla chips. The bar goes the molten route when it comes to cheese, which inundates the beefy chili, jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions -- but if you're a cheddar purist (or a diehard cheese fiend), take solace in the fact that you'll find the real stuff shredded over the top.
Bronx Ale House, 216 West 238th Street, Bronx
It takes some commitment to get up to the North Bronx -- especially if you're headed that way from another of the outer boroughs. One place that makes the hike worth it is this craft beer bar, where rare brews rotate on draft. Pair your drink to the alehouse nachos, a nontraditional take that sees potato chips saddled with tender hunks of braised barbecue pork, tart pickled onions, and a thick blanket of salty queso fresco.