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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 2:45 pm

National Nacho Day is Nov. 6. Tip your sombrero to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya — the man said to have first topped fried corn tortillas with melty cheese in 1943 — and dig into these innovative dishes.

Salut Kitchen Bar

1435 E. University Drive, Ste. 12,

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 625-3600 or SalutKitchenBar.com

This restaurant does two tasty twists on nachos: hummus nachos ($8) and breakfast nachos ($9). The first puts hummus, feta cheese, red onions, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over crispy pita chips. The second tops those pita triangles with egg whites, hummus, shaved cheddar, chopped bacon and chives.

Nando’s Mexican Cafe

3519 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert,

(480) 633-1313

1890 W. Germann Road, Chandler,

(480) 855-4344

6715 E. McDowell Road, Mesa,

(480) 830-8181


“Nacho” ordinary dessert, Nando’s Chocolate Nachos ($6.50), stack scoops of frosty vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a cherry on a bed of chocolate tortilla chips.

Tilted Kilt

660 W. Warner Road, Tempe

(480) 592-0102 or TiltedKilt.com

Irish nachos, you say? TK Irish Nachos ($6.99 or $5 during Happy Hour) start with crispy, fresh-cooked potato chips, instead of traditional corn tortilla chips. They’re smothered in the restaurant’s signature Guinness Beer cheese sauce, seasoned ground beef and tomatoes.

• Got a hankering for a specific food, drink or other facet of the local dining scene? Let us know at getoutaz@evtrib.com, and we could feature your request in a future 3 to Try.

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