Do you remember when Black Dog regularly had nachos on the menu? It’s been quite a long time. I’ve been a fan since trying them in 2015, when Black Dog’s Champaign location opened. But they were removed from the regular menu, maybe in 2020, maybe prior — it’s hard to say because the last few years have smoothed out parts of my brain in addition to being challenging to the food service industry. 

On the right: A plate of pulled pork nachos at Black Dog. Golden chips are piled with white cheese and pulled pork on a rectangular silver tray.  On the left: three small containers with pickled jalapeños, BBQ ranch, BBQ sauce, and an orange bowl of Texas caviar.
Jessica Hammie

TL;DR: You can get Black Dog’s nachos as a special on Thursdays. Last week, I ordered them with pulled pork ($13.43), but you can get any other type of meat (prices vary), or meatless ($6.95). My suggestion is to order a side of the Texas caviar ($2.95) and your favorite sauce (Milo’s Mustard, $0.50) to eat with the nachos; it’s a superior meal. 

Black Dog
320 N Chestnut St
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily