North Carolina Nachos


If you've been following my story, you'll know that I was asked to leave the UK by the Queen, so I had to return to the good old US of A while my paperwork got, as they say across the pond, "sorted." I picked a place to live solely because of the proximity to work and settled in. It was a bit of a shock being back at first, but eventually things worked themselves out.

I'm out in the suburbs of Raleigh in a town called Morrisville (Civil War battle? Check!) . Our office, which is just down the street, is in Cary. Did I mention that I don't have a car?

What's it like? Hmmm....well, do you remember when you were 15....and the only place you could go was school? On the bus? That about hits the nail on the head. I was going to write more on that bit, but I think this experience deserves its own post.

THIS POST is about nachos. North Carolina nachos in particular.

Luckily, I happen to live across the street from just about everything I need, including Mexican food, in the form of Los Tres Maguyeyes. Before sojourning back to Tejas for Christmas break, I decided to stop by Los Tres to see what they could rustle up for me in the way of nachos. If you take a look at the picture in the header, you can see what I got.

If you take a look at their menu, it clearly states "nachos with cheese" and, if you'll scan the picture above, you'll see that's exactly what I got. Now wait! Before you judge, I'm not the best food photographer in the world and I'm not doing the 'chos justice, but they were actually pretty damn good. That's not just any cheese (it's not even "not yo' cheese") on those chips - that's Queso Blanco!

I ordered a bit of pico de gallo to bring the nachos up to snuff, along with some guacamole, and, of course, free salsa. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't any lettuce. Although the nachos started out at $4.50, by the time I added the guac and pico, we were looking at about the same price for an entree.

But it was worth it. If you ever come down to see the sights of the Battle of Morrisville, be sure to stop by.