My perfect day is out and about in San Francisco doing Street Photography. I have been an active photographer for the better part of my life, AND loved nachos for the same period, they go hand and hand. On this day I decided to wait in line (a good 15min) to get some nachos that were on my bucket list. Even better, it was a sunny day and they did not disappoint. Señor Sisig has been on the food radar of many including Guy Fieri so if you have not given them a shot please do. Tip for tourists: They have a truck by the Cable Car turnaround on Market Street just down from Union Square every now and then.
So I have mentioned a few time that I was taken by and editorial that ranked the best chain restaurant nachos and that I wanted to see for myself just how good they were. Not off of the ranked establishments are local to me but I am working through the list and will substitute if I can. This trip takes me to Applebee’s, a combination family restaurant and happy hour style bar for the “office space” crowd. So here is how it went….
Per request from the Twitter Poll, 55% of you asked to see me eat nachos stoned….. so I went back to the scene of the crime and got STONED just for you. This is less of a review than it is trying to compare the sober version to the stoned one. Honestly, I think I need to do this one more time, but with a HOMEMADE platter. Had to wait an hour to drive home LOL!
It was on a slow Taco Tuesday that I got the notion to venture out and get some nachos. Yes, I know, it’s “taco” Tuesday not nacho Tuesday but that’s how the Nacho Hunter does it. In the end, this is a must try nacho joint if you are in the bay area.
The base for a plate of nachos is the chip; it is the single most important component followed by cheese and meat. The other component is what kind of experience you can have when getting your nachos. All that said, the leadup experience to my nachos today was better than the end result.
It's so cool getting a call from dad and he wants Mexican food!!! Dad's buying nachos... Unfortunately these were nothing special, but that does not mean they were bad at all. Nachos are always a good time and hanging out with dad is the bonus.
Can any one place get everything just perfect? Well in the case of Pangea, it's a solid try but being too good at one thing makes the other attributes fall a tad short. But don't get me wrong, the nachos are good, the joint jumping and the beer outstanding.
As you can guess, eating your way through the Mission in San Francisco be it nachos, burritos or any of the new fancy restaurants can be a lifetime quest. I am starting with a place I know and will continue the hunt as long as I can. This week's selection was solid, not a top ranking one but the bar is high. Would I go back, yes I would and make sure I ask for extra chips and no carrots. Special shout out to nachonomics, you can check them out here www.nachonomics.com you will see me sporting their tee shirt.
Description: Part of the 2015 Southwest road trip, this was the second opportunity to get nachos. La Choza is by far a better option than The Shed you find in downtown Santa Fe.... just hope you can find the place and don't show up late!!! These were really good nachos as you will see, the only problem was they were out-shined by the blue corn tacos with green sauce.
I don't like to call myself a foodie as that implies I have a higher bar, like not doing reviews of chain restaurants. Oh wait, I did have that rule.... DID! It still kinda kills me to give a chain such high marks but TCF did a great job. Well as the story goes, I went shopping with my wife and after a few stores I was quickly dispatched to find something to do. Cmmmmmm what shall I do? GET NACHOS! The closest place was Cheesecake Factory and said, what the hell, I’ll do a chain restaurant. So here we go folks:
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