Tag Archives: Fenway

Guacaholics R Us

29 Jul

Guacaholics Anonymous: the carnage...

We never thought it would be possible, but eatBoston’s Guacaholics Anonymous event last night just might have cured us of our guacamole addiction. On our way to the Fenway area, we ruminated whether or not it was possible to die from guacamole overdose. After sampling the guac from seven restaurants and ten or so amateurs, and enjoying a “diesel powered” margarita, we can say definitively that guacamole kills.

While Skyler dished up her “East Africa Conquering” guac, Andi had the chance to sample the fare: it’s no surprise that Anna’s Taqueria was our favorite. Located a dangerous three blocks from Nacho Patrol World Headquarters, we’ve had their gauc before and loved the perfectly seasoned, smooth-but-not-gluey consistency they presented last night. La Verdad gave us a pleasantly flavored traditional guac, while Ole beat out Rattlesnake for the title of best fruit guac in the room.

Though the pros gave us a bevy of great “house” guacs, the real innovation last night came from the amateur section. We loved the smokiness of Justin’s Elote inspired guac and our table-mate Molly demonstrated quite the flair for presentation with her “Cowboy Caviar” served on Frito chips. And how could we close without mentioning We Are Not Martha’s bacon guac! What an intriguing (and delicious) idea!

In short, we had a great evening. EatBoston truly knows how to throw a party and we can’t wait to see what green, creamy goodness they whip up for us next year.

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Guacaholics A-nom-nom-nom-ymous

27 Jul

In a show of both literary brilliance and absolute truth-telling, eatBoston writes, “Guacamole is amazing.” Given our two years of nacho reviewing experience, we are heartily inclined to agree. That’s why we are pleased to be attending eatBoston’s Guacaholics Anonymous happening tomorrow (July 28th) at Fenway Cantina. All the local Tex-Mex/Real-Mex geniuses will be in attendance including OleZocalo, Poe’s Kitchen, El Pelon, Dorado Tacos and CemitasAnna’s TaqueriaLa Verdad Taqureia, and Fenway Cantina. More importantly, Nacho Patrol will be there showing off our “amateur” guacamole (the stuff Skyler singlehandedly introduced to East Africa). Even more importantly, proceeds from the showcase will go to a number of local charities including Lovin’ SpoonfulsShare our Strength, and Community Servings.

Online tickets are already sold out (we had to beg for ours), but according to eatBoston’s twitter, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door and via twitter contests. Also, they have super sweet t-shirts available here.

Meanwhile, back at Nacho Patrol World Headquarters we’re smooshing our avocados, dicing our jalepenos, and cracking open a case of Cholula in preparations for what promises to be the greatest guacamole of all time!

Moving Day

22 Jul

As our loyal fans know, Nacho Patrol World Headquarters is on the move. After two years slumming it in Brookline, we’re packing up the corn chips, sweeping away the old cheese, cleaning out the chili crock pot, and making our way across the river to the scenic Somerville/Cambridge border. What our new home lacks in yard space, it makes up for in pure colonial charm, and we cannot wait to see how it fairs during the first of many Nachopalooza events (block party?), tentatively planned for September 2010.

Though we are in no way shutting the door on our current neighborhood, we’re hoping over the next few weeks to visit a few of those restaurants we’ve unforgivably neglected, and we need your help to make sure we’re not missing anyone. As mentioned on our Master Nacho List, here are the places we’re already planning to hit up:

  • Game On! (Fenway) – coming very soon
  • Harry’s Bar and Grill (Allston/Brighton) – Re-Review
  • Porter Belly’s (Brighton)
  • Corrib Pub (Brighton) – coming very very soon
  • 973 Commonwealth (BU)
  • Center St. Cafe (JP)

And that’s where you come in…While we may consider ourselves experts of Boston geography, we have a few blind spots when it comes to the southern neighborhoods. If you’ve got any noteworthy nacho noshing spots you want us to review before we make our way north, please get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook, a comment below, or at our email (nachopatrol@gmail.com).

We welcome all suggestions, especially outlandish ones.