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TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: Game day nachos to go, bros!

Now, most people know that Sneaky Dee’s is serving up some of the best nachos in Toronto. The legendary Tex Mex dive on College St has got all kinds of funkiness like Hawaiian, Greek and Kings Crown nachos, and one order is big enough to feed a football team — or at least to feed me on a Sunday.

I went with their Northern Blues nachos, which are topped with salsa, cheese, steak, bacon, peppers, onions, pico, jalapenos and BBQ sauce, and come with sour cream and guac included in the price. But how do they hold up to delivery?

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To say these chips were fully loaded would be a partial understatement. But out of all the toppings, what really cut through the mix was the bacon bits. Thing is, under the weight of all this stuff, some of the chips got pretty soggy, especially near the end. That didn’t stop me from destroying them all though, bro!!!

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Real-deal Tex Mex @ HotMess

Don’t get me wrong–I loves me a super-authentic Mexican taco joint just as much as the next Guy (Fieri). But I can also dig it when a joint says “No, we’re not Mexican, we’re Tex-Mex.” And HotMess, this funky little joint in Little Italy, is definitely not ashamed to say they serve Tex-Mex food. Dude, this place has everything: hard-shell tacos, chimichangas, chili con queso, hotdogueros…and of course, you can’t have Texas food without Frito pie:

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Now, I have had Frito pie in Toronto before. Heck, I’ve even had it in Texas. But this is the closest I’ve come to the real-deal, down-home Frito pie experience, where they open up a bag of Fritos, and pour some chili and cheese in the name of love. OK, so they fancy it up a bit with onions, tomatoes and holla-atcha-penos, and they use shredded cheese instead of queso, but I double-dog dare ya to find me anything closer to a Friday Night Lights Frito pie this far north of the border, hombre!!!

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But you KNOW that’s just a light snack in Flavourtown, Texas, bro! So we’re following it up with a green chile patty melt. You’ve got poblanos, serranos and roasted onions on top of a ground-chuck burger with Monterey Jack and even some bacon jam–and it’s all swimming in a green big glob of greasy, grimy donkey sauce! I’d put that on a flip-flop!!!!

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Now, the one spot where they come up short of the full Texas experience is on the beer list. You won’t be able to slam some Lone Stars or Shiners here–hell, I don’t think you can even buy those brews in Ontario, bro! But they do have a pretty decent selection of local craft beer cans, like this light, crisp, Huron County Lager. One thing’s for sure, this joint doesn’t need too much more cowbell!!!