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Friday, November 10, 2017

Frank Liberto, the inventor of baseball stadium nachos (consisting of tortilla chips, jalapenos, and nacho cheese) has died aged 84 in San Antonio, according to My San Antonio. While Liberto can't be credited with creating nachos altogether (that dish dates back to the 1940s), the ballpark concession version of the dish was his signature. He started rolling the dish out in 1976 -- the recipe's linchpin was the slightly liquid cheese sauce, which, when coupled with special dispensing equipment, allowed it to be dispensed quickly for a ballpark setting. ... The Ricos' history of baseball nachos gives credit to game announcer Howard Cosell, for giving multiple shout-outs to Liberto's creation in his commentary.

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Shed a tear into your cheesy tortilla chips.

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2017-11-08 08:25 PM | Reply

I thank you, and my heart curses you, for the gallons of liquid cheese you have provided me over the years.

RIP.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-08 08:44 PM | Reply

I was at an art gallery recently in the Arts District in Downtown LA and someone had an exhibit made up of objects and figurines that they had made using injection molds and liquid nacho cheese. Stuff was as hard as plastic, it was a cool idea but stomach turning at the same time.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-08 09:38 PM | Reply

‘Father' of Ballpark Nachos Dies in Texas

What an awful place to die.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-09 06:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

That nasty molten cheese set back real nacho innovation decades.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 01:43 PM | Reply

Im a fan.
I like the cheese and jalapeños on fries and hot dogs too.

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-09 02:15 PM | Reply

I wondered why the flags were at half mast...

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-10 10:53 AM | Reply

A moment of silence.........

God speed sir RIP! :(

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-10 07:17 PM | Reply

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