As tourneys approach, pass on Triple Threat Nachos

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With the Summit League tourney getting going this weekend, and the NCAA tournament to follow, wing joints and sports bars are going to be popular places. More so than usual.

And while I know it’s a chain, I like most things Buffalo Wild Wings. The selection of sauces, big beers, MyTouchTunes (seriously!), tons of big screens, fried pickle slices, etc.

But they have some other stuff on the menu that just doesn’t make sense. Nachos? Wraps? Meh.

And then there’s the new, for a limited time, “Triple Threat Nachos.”

It’s a plate of nachos, split three ways in a mismanaged combo of stripes. First you have the shredded pork nachos with Honey BBQ sauce. Add queso, onions and cilantro, and you have your first third. In the middle of the pile, you’re going to get some Spicy Garlic chicken chuncks with the same queso, but with celery, carrots and blue cheese. The trinity is finished off with the ‘classic’ nachos of chili, the ubiquitous queso, pico de gallo, lettuce and jalapenos.

Beyond the crazy gut bomb of a meal this was, it just didn’t do it for me either.

The pork too sweet, the celery and carrots on nachos too weird, and the ‘classic’ just sort of wanting. The chips were crisp and salty, which is a bonus. And I like the queso cheese they use. But this was a pass for me.

Plus, don’t let those touching layers get mixed up, or you’re in for a world of weirdness. Bad-tasting weirdness.

Though, admittedly, nachos fall in the same category for me as pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s still passable.

Stick with the wings.