Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 9/30/14
Nachos have always infuriated me at the stadium (and the movie theater) even while I love them. Of all the over-priced crap on the menu, nachos always stand out to me as the worst possible value. It’s usually around $6.00 – $8.50 for a handful of crappy tortilla chips, a little cup of cheese product and some jalapenos. I would swear it’s about $0.03 cost to the vendor. Still, I buy them. And I eat them. And I’m not alone. Nachos are the top of the food chain for terrible concessions food. But it hasn’t always been that way. Because nachos haven’t even existed for that long. Somebody I follow on twitter (Brain Pickings, maybe?) posted a link to this article from The Smithsonian tracing the history of nachos as a stadium food. I was actually a little bit surprised that the very first nachos came from Mexico and that they’re named for some dude who went by the name Nacho. I know a lot of Mexican people but I don’t know a single Nacho. I am a little bit saddened by that. Nachos Especiale were invented by Nacho Anaya in a pinch just across the border from Texas in [...]

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