Did you know nachos were invented when a Mexican maitre d’ was left with dozens of patrons and no chef? Yeah. If it wasn’t for Ignacio Anaya being caught in a bind in 1943, and figuring out that cutting tortillas into triangles, adding cheese and then heating that sucker up for maximum creese-crunch, we wouldn’t have the tasty snack that we have today. And this is why we must celebrate the nacho, the love the nacho and eat the nacho. And there’s no better time for that than on National Nachos Day.
The best thing about a day devoted entirely to the nacho is that it typically means restaurants are down to celebrate with either free nachos or discounted nachos. Here’s the best of what’s around: