Back in 1943, at the height if World War 11, the US Military had a base across the Rio Grande In Piedras Negras, Mexico. One day a group of military wives on a shopping trip decided to pop into a hangout called "The Victory Club" to grab a bite. But the chef had not come in that day.
The friendly maitre'd, Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, greeted the wives at the door and not wanting to turn away business invited them in and - decided to wing it. (Love him)
NACHO went into the kitchen himself and threw together whatever he could find. He found, tortilla chips, cheese and sliced jalapenos. He cut the tortillas into triangles, threw the cheese on, put that under the broiler and threw on the sliced jalapenos.
The wives went nuts for them and when they asked what the dish was called, he answered 'Nachos Especiales". (Reminds me when I had no idea what I was doing bar-tending thus the 'Debbie Special'. That was a doozy )
Yes NACHO'S special dish became very famous, because what carb-lovin bunch of babes could ever forget a plate like that? Word of the dish traveled back through Texas and beyond, because what carb-lovin bunch of babes wouldn't go home and pass on an important recipe like Nacho's?
And as they say - the rest is history!
Poor Nacho died in 1975, but in his honor a bronze plaque was erected in Piedras Negras and Oct 21 was officially declared The International Day of The Nacho. The International Nacho Festival is held between Oct 13-15th there and features a contest for 'biggest nacho of the world."
Because of dear Nacho, I now have a serious Nacho SITUATIOSO (made up word). It's turned into a scandalous weekly affair with 'shrimp nachos'. The best I've tasted so far are served at The Sunset Grille Located At the Wright Island Marina In New Rochel... I'm sorry I had to lead you to this. But that's what we babes do.
BTW- Nachos Go With Margeritas. Just Saying.
Delusionally Young & Yours,
More about Nachos here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nachos