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Crawfish Nachos

Podcast drops every two weeks

Crawfish Nachos is the baseball podcast from Northeast Texas. Sports journalist Mark Haslett takes listeners on a journey through the culture and history of baseball in the Lone Star State and beyond.

Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos.
Univ. of Texas at Arlington Digital Archives

The Texas Rangers might still be searching for a World Series title after 44 years, but fans can take pride in the fact that Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos, the kind with cheese sauce. A concessions company from San Antonio created the stadium sensation in 1976. The restaurant version of the dish, now a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, traces its origin to 1943 in Piedras Negras, Mexico.