No Nacho Content – El Fuego

El Fuego was Chipotle before Chipotle was Chipotle.

They’ve been pumping out tacos and burritos off Washington Square for a decade now (I made that up, but it’s in that vicinity), and while the outpost at 21st and Chestnut is long gone, you can still get your Mexican fix at the original.

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El Fuego does have one thing that the chains dont – chorizo. And chorizo is good.

Do you know what they don’t have though? Nachos. Sorry guys.


Non-Nacho Non-Philadelphia Content – 3 Bear Donuts Seattle, WA

Anyone who has lived in Philadelphia in the last 20 years should be familiar with the Blue in Green restaurants on 3rd Street or on Sansom in Jeweler’s Row. Those restaurants are long gone, and owner Michael Baer has moved out to Seattle where he just opened up 3 Bear Donuts.


Longtime Nachojawn friend, Mike’s baking is incredible, and anyone out in Seattle should make a stop to support a great Philadelphian.


Chicken Tostadas – my house

The Nachojawn family cooks Plated 2-3 times per week. If you’re not familiar, you order meals online, the ingredients are sent to you, and you do the cooking.

Cinco de Mayo week offered some good Mexican options. Tonight we made these.

it’s 85 degrees here, so I  whipped up some blackberry margaritas too

The tostadas had a roasted tomato onion salsa, ground chicken, refried beans, vocado lime crema, cabbage, queso fresco and jalapeños. And yeah, I fried my own tortillas.

No official rating on these, but they were dope.

Plated Chicken Tostadas –  $12 a plate
My house, Philadelphia PA