In case you weren’t paying attention…
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As opening day nears and you prepare for the first fight between the Padres and Dodgers, I have the perfect recipe for you . . .
Back in November, as a defiant alternative to the Pork Belly Nachos offered at Petco Park, Geoff Young wrote a glowing scouting report on Kalua Pork Nachos grading them as a versatile dish. In his own words, Young commented:
OFP Grade: 60+; first-division appetizer that can also serve as an entree
This is all well and good but an organization cannot thrive on the opinion of just one man. A diversity of expert culinary opinions are warranted when reviewing the potential of a dish. After the initial report is filed by an area scout (GY) it is incumbent upon the man with the final say to come in and present his evaluation – in scouting parlance this man is referred to as the cross-checker (ME).
In our Padres Public 2013 season review, I expressed my disappointment with the pork belly nachos served at Petco Park. Rather than just complain, as is my custom, I decided to make better nachos. Actually, Mrs. Ducksnorts made them because she is awesome. I ate them because I was hungry.
If you can’t go there, or you just want to be reminded of how it feels to wait four hours for your connecting flight, make a big batch at home. You’ll thank me later.
The following is a full scouting report of said nachos. I’ve shamelessly stolen Jason Parks’ template for evaluating baseball prospects and applied to it food. As a scout, I make an excellent eater. Read More…