Super Bowl

El Loco Dentista put together these beauties. That’s Mrs. Nachojawn’s special pigs in blankets in the background.

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Freshly shredded cheese and a homemade queso sauce together with pulled pork and El Loco Dentista’s pickled red onions and jalapenos.

Also, welcome to the newest FON – El Corazonito Bueno!

Un Día Sin Inmigrantes

Lo siento por el pobre español. Pero, hoy es un día importante. El Día Sin Inmigrantes. No siempre reconocemos el trabajo duro de los inmigrantes. Son el alma y el corazón de nuestra comunidad de restaurantes y otros trabajos, desde médicos hasta lavavajillas.

I am sorry for the poor Spanish. But, today is an important day. The Day Without Immigrants. We do not always recognize the hard work of immigrants. They are the lifeblood and heart of our restaurant community, and other jobs, from doctors to dishwashers.

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“El Nuevo Coloso”
No como el gigante plateado de fama Griega,
Con extremidades conquistadoras extendiéndose de tierra a tierra;
Aquí, en nuestras puertas en el atardecer bañadas por el mar, estará de pie
Una poderosa mujer con una antorcha, cuya llama es
La luz de los prisioneros y su nombre es
La madre de los exiliados. Su mano como faro
Brilla en bienvenida al mundo entero. Sus ojos dóciles comandan
La bahía ventosa enmarcada por las ciudades gemelas.
“Tierras de antaño quédense con su historias pomposas!” Exclama ella
Con labios silenciosos. “Dadme tus cansados, tus pobres,
Tus masas amontonadas gimiendo por respirar libres,
Los despreciados de tus congestionadas costas.
Enviadme a estos, los desposeidos, basura de la tempestad.
Levanto mi lámpara al lado de la puerta dorada!”

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
-Emma Lazarus
translated by Jorge Sanint

Jones

Another entry in the Starr empire, Jones has gotten the memo to keep their nachos to a single layer. I’d like to see some variation, but I appreciate that nachos are widely available.

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These are the Jones Nachos, with spiced chicken, colby jack cheese, pico de gallo, and lime sour cream. There’s also some kind of barbecue sauce thing going on, which didn’t quite work for me.

Good nachos though, sturdy chips and well-proportioned toppings.

3.85/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these after checking out the Liberty Bell

Jones Nachos – $11.50
700 Chestnut Street

 

Iron Hill – Ardmore

Nachojawn has hit up Iron Hill Brewery for nachos before. This night, a crew of about 18 kids and parents from Nachojawn Jr.’s basketball team, including FON’s El Entrenador Campeon y la Carrera del Peloton.

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pico de gallo, pickled red onion, mexican crema, monterey jack, cheddar, queso fresco, cilantro and guacamole.

I liked these, Iron Hill makes a fresh, if thin, tortilla chip. The chicken also wasn’t really a fajita, but they were tasty enough.
In global nacho news, Nachojawn might be turning against the scoop of guacamole on top of nachos. It’s not necessary and detracts from the nacho.
3.93/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these too late on a school night while breaking down third-grade basketball plays.
Fajita Spiced Chicken Nachos – $12.95
Iron Hill Brewery Ardmore
60 Greenfield Avenue

San Antonio Nachos

The San Antonio Current takes a look at the state of deep Tecxas nachos before Super Bowl Sunday. This might be the most nacho-centric day of the year, and I’m still deciding what’s going to be on our menu. El Loco Dentista has hinted that he might be making a follow-up to last years smoked rib meat nacho platter.

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