Friday, August 1, 2014

BONUS POST: So Far, So Awesome!

I've been writing this blog for a long time now.  It hasn't ever gotten wildly popular, but it's a labor of love for me and I've had a great time doing it.  Eating nachos with friends in different cities, being surprised at how good or bad a certain plate of nachos can taste, eating 'til it hurts because even though I have no room in my stomach the nachos are just too good to waste, and as those of you who read this blog know, writing some pretty questionable prose!  I want to personally thank everyone who reads my blog and I hope you'll stay on this journey of delicious food with me as I soldier on!

Here are some fun facts about my Quest for the best nachos that I think you'll enjoy:

Months since I started this Blog: 29

Total unique venues where I've eaten nachos: 84
Total visits to venues to eat nachos: 110 This means I've averaged .65 visits per week to eat nachos, or about 2.8 visits per month
Total number of posts including "Bonus" and "Fun-Facts": 122

Total plates of nachos receiving a perfect score (5 out of 5): 0
Highest score ever achieved by a plate of nachos: 4¾ out of 5 (Rio Adobe)
My Top 5 favorite nachos: (See This Post)

Total hits to my blog since I started it: 11,285
Number of countries from which people have viewed my blog: 10
Number of people following my blog (THANK YOU!): 10

Top 5 Most Popular Posts:
1. La Cueva (Saratoga, CA): Nachos with Carnitas
I'm not sure why this is...
2. Del Taco (Campbell, CA): Macho Nachos with Chicken
Apparently a lot of Del Taco fans out there.  Incidentally these were among the absolute worst nachos I've had.
3. Angel's Rock House (Finley, CA): Nachos with Chicken
Notable because this obscure venue is located in Finley, one of the smallest towns in California.  A friend of mine from the area helped this post get slightly viral with the locals ;-)
4. Tacos Al Pastor 2 (San Jose, CA): Nachos with Carnitas
In the top 3 best carnitas I've ever had.
5. Taco Bell (Everywhere): Nachos Supreme
My first post ever.

Total Nacho Calories Consumed: I don't even want to know!
My weight when I started this blog: 215lb
My weight now: 180lb See? Nachos are good for you!

Now, where will I go next?...

REPEAT VISIT: Freebird's World Burrito (San Jose, CA): Nachos with Carnitas

Ugly, but oh so good...

Been here before so going to keep it simple:
- Best cheese-sauce anywhere that makes me not miss genuine melted cheese one bit
- Don't argue with me - you want the barbecue sauce on your nachos, period.
- Carnitas is still the way to go
- You'll clear your plate.  I did and that almost never happens for me anymore...
- Still kicks ass all over Mondo Burrito and Chipotle
Want a longer review?  Go to the original visit post.

Rating: 4¼ out of 5
Rating Notes: These nachos haven't lost their allure by any means, but teh presentation left something to be desired this time, so a minor ¼ point has been subtracted from the original score.
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