Taco Bell vs. 7/11

From Deadspin comes this thorough analysis of Taco Bell’s new Boss Nachos, which are pitted up against 7/11’s self serve nacho bar. 

No spoilers here, but I’m going to have to conduct some independent research.



Oddyssey Half Marathon – Discount Code

On June 12, 2016, the 6th Annual ODDyssey Half Marathon will be run in Philadelphia. The race is great, with a wall mount medal with built in beer opener, Sly Fox beer garden at the finish, and free race photos.

The race held a contest to name the signature hill of the race, a climb along Lansdown Drive into Fairmount Park. To me, there was only one possible name, The Jawn.



The race organizers asked for submissions, and The Jawn raked in the votes, but ultimately fell short to the vastly inferior, soulless entry of “Champions Climb”.

ODDyssey was kind enough to provide me with a coupon code for $5 off race entry, once registration opens on January 4th.

On the 4th, enter code “NACHOJAWN” for $5 off the race, and run that jawn. Hurry, because the code is good for one week only, and expires on January 11th.





Lolita – Revisited

On a balmy December night, Los Entrenadores Campeones joined the Nachojawns for a dinner out at Lolita. Lolita has been reviewed previously, and Los Entrenadores are in the nacho appreciator club as well, so we weren’t dealing with first-timers here.


Presentation of the dinner nachos was not quite up to the same dish at lunch time:


Lolita Chicken Nachos

Breaking away from the single layer, the dinner nachos bumped up the radish count significantly. As a refresher, the menu advertises achiote roasted chicken, black beans, queso mixta, charred corn, fresno chiles, avocado, and crema. I didn’t see a lot (or any) corn or chiles.

They were tasty enough though – I’d imagine the fact that people were sitting out on the sidewalk in the middle of December had something to do with the quality of presentation. Still, with El Vez’s nachos taking a dive in my estimation, is there room for a new king of nachos to pop up on 13th Street?

3.98/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these before hitting the pop-up tiki bar

Yucatan Chicken nachos – $13 at dinner

El Cholo – Los Angeles – Guest Review

El Cholo has been serving up Mexican food in downtown Los Angeles for 90+ years. FON Señor Pimpón sent in these, Carmen’s Original Nachos, who have been on the menu since 1959.


Señor Pimpón writes “I guess when the restaurant opened nacho condiments were hard to find. Still delicious.”

Carmen’s Original Nachos – $7.75

1037 S. Flower Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90015