Laura Croft Wins Nacho Contest at Hussong’s Cantina

Angel Porrino and Laura Croft at Hussong's Cantina
Saturday, November 6th is National Nacho Day and to celebrate cast members from Holly’s World on E! competed in a nacho building contest at Hussong’s Cantina on Thursday (Photo credit: Al Powers)

Starting on Saturday the winning entry will be served all month long. Playmate Laura Croft and Angel Porrino from the hit E! show competed against Tito Martinez, band leader for Hussong’s Rock n Roll Mariachis. The contestants assembled their creation from more than 60 ingredients ranging from specialty chips, beans, cheeses, creams and proteins and toppings.

Angel Porrino and Laura Croft at Hussong's Cantina
Angel Porrino and Laura Croft at Hussong's Cantina

Photo credit: Al Powers.

As the mariachis played Angel, Laura and Tito set to work. Angel immediately set herself apart from her competitors, choosing to make dessert nachos with cinnamon chips, chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles and more, while Laura and Tito went a more traditional route. When the dishes were ready Hussong’s Executive Chef Noe Alcala baked each entry for a few minutes and then presented the nacho dishes to the judges who graded the contestants on originality, presentation and taste.

Chef Noe Alcala guides Angle Porrino
Chef Noe Alcala guides Angle Porrino

Photo credit: Al Powers.

Laura took first place with her entry, which she named Sexy Bitch Nachos. The winning entry featured a variety of cheeses over blue corn and Hussong’s house chips along with jalapeno, avocado, sweet corn, and chipotle sour creams and topped with jalapenos. The judges called her entry “very hearty,” and “classic”. Coming in second were Angel’s Candy Ass Nacho’s, which the judges deemed “innovative and a delight for dessert lovers”. Taking third were Tito’s Mariachi Nachos which highlighted chorizo as a primary ingredient.

Angel Porrino feeds Laura Croft
Angel Porrino feeds Laura Croft

Photo credit: Al Powers.

Sexy Bitch Nachos will be served all month long for $13 at Hussong’s Cantina inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

Angel Porrino, Laura Croft and Tito
Angel Porrino, Laura Croft and Tito

Photo credit: Al Powers.

Angel Porrino, Laura Croft, Chef Noe Alcala and Tito
Angel Porrino, Laura Croft, Chef Noe Alcala and Tito

Photo credit: Al Powers.