Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | 10:52 AM
Labels: new york
Some say that good nachos are hard to find in New York City, but we (and our friends at Nachos NY) know that they’re out there — as long as you know where to look. That’s why, on one recent Saturday, we took the 40 winners of our NYC Nacho Bus Contest for a nacho tasting tour in Manhattan. Thematic dress was encouraged, which New Yorkers embraced, donning Google Places wayfarers, sombreros and, in some cases, mustaches:
Nacho enthusiasts were particularly impressed by El Maguey’s margaritas (the inventive flavors included cantaloupe and jalapeño). The nachos, of course, were also stellar.
|Nachos at El Maguey y La Tuna|
Next stop on the nacho bus was slated to be El Paso up in Harlem, but — alas — we had only moved a few blocks when brake trouble got the best of our bus, derailing our initial plans.
|The nacho bus was fun ... while it lasted!|
Thanks to some quick thinking, though, we transformed the NYC Nacho Bus into a nacho crawl, and everyone still had a blast! We hopped off the bus and hoofed it to Professor Thom’s, a Red Sox bar near Stuyvesant Square that just so happens to have some killer nachos (sorry, Yankees fans)!
|Nachos at The Blind Pig|
While not pictured, the “Irish” nachos — made with waffle fries — were a real hit!
Then, finally, it was time for the nacho crawl to end. We hugged our new friends and apologized profusely to our painfully full bellies (though, amazingly, we’re already hungry for our next food crawl!).
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Posted by Esther Brown, Manhattan community manager