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Nacho Patrol’s Walk (Amble) For Hunger

29 Apr

A wise friend of ours once (poorly) paraphrased T.S. Elliot saying, “to eat a plate of nachos is the ultimate gluttony, especially the ones at Pour House.” He couldn’t have been more right.

We here at Nacho Patrol know a lot about gluttony. In our two and half years of life, we’ve soulfully consumed over 100 different types of nachos. Horrifying, we know. This weekend, we hope to do out part to fight hunger throughout Boston (and maybe burn off a few of those nachos) by doing the Walk For Hunger, and we would love your support. Think of it as our “gluttony offset”–like a carbon offset, but much less worldly. The 20 mile walk supports an incredible program called Project Bread, which works to provide healthy foods to families in need and to stock emergency food pantries throughout Boston.

If you’d like to support us (parents, we’re looking at you), please visit www.projectbread.org/goto/baker and click on “Make A Gift.” No proceeds will go to nachos. For the rest of you, check back Sunday for Twitter/blister updates!

Lunch Time Nachos

1 Dec

As evidenced by our sad shortage of updates and our disrespectfully sporadic Twitter feed, we here at nachopatrol.com actually have jobs. How the rest of the blogging world manages to work full-time and still have time to write and promote their work is still a mystery to us. The best we can do is dump turkey on fancy chips, eat it, and then pass out on the couch. But just because don’t have time to review nachos, doesn’t mean we don’t want them…

That’s why we’re starting a new “Lunchoble” (Lunch+Nachos+Edible) series, focusing on all the nachos one can purchase, eat, and regret in under 45 minutes. To distinguish these reviews from our regular behemoths, we’re going to rate on looks (are they pretty or cobbled together?), structural integrity (can you take them to go and are they the right size for a lunch appetite?), deliciousness (do they sate your burning need for ‘chos?), and lunchability (are they, like us, cheap and easy?). Scores will be out of 20, with 5 total points awarded in each category.

Our first reviews will favor Boston’s Theatre District. If you work down here, you know just how dismal the Mexican food situation actually is (though we haven’t yet given up on finding nachos in China Town). Hopefully amidst all those cemeteries and college students who don’t understand sidewalks, we’ll strike gold.

Labor Day Weekend… of Nachos

4 Sep

In honor of Labor Day, Nacho Patrol have decided to actually exert themselves for once.  Not in the athletic sense, but exertion nonetheless.  From Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6, we’ll be tackling a plate of nachos a day for the first annual Laboring Through Nachos Weekend.  And in the spirit of going big or going home, we’re tackling some doozys.

Friday: Cornwall’s.  Spoiler alert!  Still leaning heavily on the Velveeta.

Saturday: An especially “don’t try this at home” Nacho Patrol Original.  Will we survive to make it to…?

Sunday: The Friendly Toast.  If the nachos don’t kill us, the cheese fries will.

Monday: MYSTERY PATROL.  Only time will tell what nachos this day will bring, but we can promise, we’ll be going out with a bang, not a whimper.

Stay tuned in the coming week for the reviews!