Are you a huge fan of nachos? Ready to get super cheesy? Well, you came to the right spot. On a particularly great day in history about 80 years ago, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya whipped up the first ever batch of nachos in Piedras Negras, Coahuila at the Victory Club. Rumor has it that one of the restaurant’s regulars asked for something new and different to enjoy with her three girlfriends.
Using tortilla chips and cheese, our friend Nacho unknowingly would become the mastermind behind one of the world’s favorite appetizers. Since 1940, the popularity of nachos has only skyrocketed. There are so many versions now, from the classic corn tortilla chip base that Nacho used in his original recipe, to sturdy potato chips and fried wontons. Toppings can range from beef to chicken and even seared ahi tuna. The possibilities are endless.
This year, Yelp Connecticut put on its party hat and celebrated Nachovember. What’s Nachovember you ask? We’d say one of the best month long nachos showcases that ever came to be. From November 1 – 21, thirteen restaurants offered a $5 version of their nacho masterpiece with a check in on the Yelp app. To redeem, guests simply opened up the app and checked-in at one of the participating locations. Follow Yelp Connecticut’s Nachovember Collection to keep these must-try nachos at your fingertips.
As a bonus, local Connecticut Elites were also treated to four amazing events! The following restaurants pulled out all the stops as they spotlighted the nachos that made them Connecticut famous.
Under a heated, enclosed tent overlooking the Farmington River, Wood-n-Tap showcased their Monster Nachos, Mac and Cheese, Burger Bites and very special Yelp cupcakes on November 1 to kick off Nachovember festivities. Monster Nachos include chicken or beef, smothered with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapenos, black beans and shredded lettuce. Click here for exclusive video content.
The second stop on the Nachovember trail brought Elites to The Corner Pug’s patio to try their famous Irish Nachos, Shepherd’s Pie and Carrot Cake. There was also live acoustic music by Bonnie Jacobson. Irish Nachos consist of cottage fries smothered in beef and sausage chili, hot cherry peppers, jack-cheddar cheese, scallions, pico de gallo and sour cream. Exclusive video content here.
Next up, Plan B Southington hosted Elites for an evening on their patio to try their amazing American Nachos, Burgers and Apple Cider Margaritas. They even created a massive version of their American Nachos, dubbed “Nachos Everest”, as an edible centerpiece for the event. American nachos are fresh potato chips topped with chili, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeños and American cheese sauce. Exclusive video content here.
The final patio location of Nachovember was Market Place Kitchen & Bar of Avon. As this event was close to Thanksgiving, a beautiful Friendsgiving setting was created for Elites to enjoy their famous Blackened Chicken Nachos, Wings and Tacos. Their nachos include blackened chicken breast, blue corn tortilla chips, Vermont white cheddar, caramelized onions, hot cherry peppers, fresh arugula, guacamole and truffle aioli. Exclusive behind the scenes footage here.
For more live footage of Nachovember, head over to Yelp Connecticut’s IG page.
Nachovember was featured on Foodie Friday, a local Fox channel’s morning show and with the popularity of the promotion this year, plans are already in the works for the return of Nachovember in Fall 2022.
Open up the Yelp app to find your local nachos hotspots near you and create a collection of your state’s top nachos. Let’s take the party to the next level. Let Yelp Connecticut know if you bring Nachovember to where you live.