Watch Your Nachos

Thanks to Dr. M for the link.

The Cambridge

These are the Layered Three Bean Nachos at the Cambridge. We got them with chicken, which was a mistake. Pretty sure they just chopped up the marinated chicken that they put on their chicken sandwich. It’s got a marinade that doesn’t fit the dish. Bad form, Cambridge.

Cambridge

Cambridge

They look really good, and they were good heavy chips that stood up to the toppings without getting soggy. Those toppings included Three Bean Chili, Cheddar, Fontina, Sharp Provolone, Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo, Citrus Crema, and Pickled Jalapeño. These were the best things we ate at the Cambridge, which wasn’t as good as I remembered, although there is still a solid tap list. I had an Anderson Valley gose on a nice Friday afternoon with the windows open.

4.05/5 pickled jalapeños – Go for the nachos, stay for a beer

Layered Three Bean Nachos – $12 +4 for the chicken

The Cambridge
1508 South Street
267-455-0647

Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting Revisited

After a serious round of mini golf, the Nachojawn family headed up to the roof of the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods for a revisit. The official review should be up in a couple weeks.

These are really good. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Nachojawn Jr.
 And Little Miss Nachojawn

Like I said in my original review, there is no better place to eat nachos on a roof that I know of.

 

Scottsdale – Spotted Donkey

These are less nachos than they are a vehicle for the pulled pork that constitutes a majority of the topping. We closed out our week long trip to Arizona with a dinner at the Spotted Donkey and their Donkey Nachos.

SpottedDonkeyNot your traditional presentation, you cant really even see the chips under there, and the ones that are there are whole tortillas. The double spoon technique worked well to scoop up the pulled pork, serrano chile roasted tomatoes, tomatillos, cheeses queso fresco, black beans, and mexican créma.

Not your everyday nacho, but the pork was tender and everything worked well together. Eating them with a couple Herradura margaritas was a great end to the trip, and closes this chapter of Arizona nacho reviews.

4.35/5 pickled jalapenos – eat these for a different take on nachos and aren’t in the mood for a chip-heavy version

Donkey Nachos – $12

Spotted Donkey
34631 N Tom Darlington Dr.
Carefree, AZ

Modern Margarita – Scottsdale

More Arizona nachos – these are the chicken nachos from Modern Margarita.

Modern MargaritaThese are some really good nachos. House made chips, queso, pico de gallo, chicken and crema on a big plate. These got absolutely housed by our crew. The cheese sauce was stellar, great topping distribution, and the chips didn’t get soggy.

Washed down with a habanero margarita, these were winners.

4.7/5 pickled jalapenos – eat these at happy hour when you work in a Scottsdale office park.

Chicken Nachos – $10

Modern Margarita
5410 E. High Street
North Phoenix, AZ

Mole Poblano

I’ve never had the nachos here, but that’s only because the tamales are so good.

 Nachojawn Jr and I stopped in for a little brunch after his art class on a Saturday morning. We ordered a verde and a mole tamale, with a couple of sidrals (apple cider soda).
 At $2.50 each, there’s not a better bang for your buck in the city. Both of these have chicken filing, but there’s a Rojo with pork that’s great, as well as a rajas and maybe another. But I don’t mess with what’s not broken.
Nachojawn Jr. gives these a full 5/5 pickled jalapeños.

Tamales – $2.50

Mole Poblano
1145 S. 9th Street

Distrito

Five bucks. That’s all these nachos are at Distrito during lunch.

DistritoThe Nachos Ignacio are vegetarian,and have those tiny radishes that let you know that these are fancy nachos. Broiled in the cast iron pan, these nachos were maybe 15 seconds overdone, but I didn’t hate the char on those chips you see on the edge. Big thumbs up for the dish and the value.

This was a lunch after which I didn’t head back to work, so I had a couple Grande Diablo’s with my lunch. I’m a sucker for spicy cocktails. The Grande Diablo is chile infused tequila, maraschino liqueur and grapefruit. Good stuff.

4.34/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these at a lunch then take a nap

Nachos Ignacio – $5 at lunch (Bigger version is $10 at dinner)

Distrito
3945 Chestnut Street
(215) 222-1657