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Ok-I have a few more reviews including a couple of places no one should really be eating them-but as I disclosed in my first post I simply can't help myself

1)Coleman's Deli-(yes ,,,coleman's-I know,I know)-ok so lets say you have a six year old and you let them make nachos. They put very little pre-shredded kraft cheese on doritos and possibly use watery store bought cheap salsa. They pop it in the microwave and don't manage to melt the small amount of cheese. They then serve it to you cold-...and voila!,you have the nachos at Coleman's-grade D

2) Pickle Barrel-(yes pickle barrel-see my mea culpa from above)-actually a bit like the above but.. THEY MELTED THE CHEESE!!!, and strangely they have these Asian nachos which are pretty interesting in a different way. The texture of the wontons they use as chips and the combination of the two cultures on a single trans fat plate is worth trying. Ask for extra cheese. grade C+

3)Hot House cafe-I understand they are now off the menu which is too bad as I thought they were great. They had plenty of cheese and lots of toppings. They were gooey in a good way.
They also had a hint of spice that made them compelling. They will be missed grade B+

4)Utopia-They took a great big pile of chips and melted on a tonne of cheese and then threw on a sinkfull of toppings. What's not to like? They taste like the kind of nachos you would make at home. In other words they are very good, honest nachos. It was like you went over to your friend's and the two of you spent an hour "creating" a nacho fiesta.grade B+

5)Casey's-I have always loved these nachos-They are very generous with the portion and they put on plenty of cheese. The toppings are fresh and the most interesting thing about them is the salsa. It has a bit of a different taste, not barbeque exactly but it enhances the nachos. It does not add spice but flavour. Warning-It can get soggy so eat quickly-grade A-

6)Chimichanga-just had these-I have no idea what they were going for. they were a bit of a cross between the authentic nacho experience( whatever that means) and tex mex style. They ended up soggy. Sometimes soggy is not so bad., but the texture of the chips did not lend itself to this. The flavour was ok but there was too much red sauce and it was a very average experience-grade C-

7)Hair Of The Dog-alot has been written about them-ie flour chips instead of corn chips. I can see the attraction but I think I hit them on a bad night. They were dry and the cheese was not that plentiful. Also I noticed that dry nachos are better with corn chips as the flour kind seem to feel fairly heavy after a while. As well you can sometimes forget you are eating fried corn chips. You are always aware that the flour ones are fried. I know it sounds odd but I felt fuller and sort of unhealthy after a plate of these. I usually don't feel this way with the usual cornchips-grade B-

Well that's the next bunch. There are many others and we will see what is next.It truly is an addiction that I have...

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  1. The nachos at The Old Nick (Broadview & Danforth) are worth a try. Fresh toppings and not a bare single chip!