It was the late 1950's and Carmen Rocha, our vibrant and friendly waitress has a great deal of regulars at the establishment (Jack Nicholson included). She loved to make a special snack for us that she picked up in her hometown of San Antonio, TX. Layers upon layers of tortilla chips, jalapenos, and golden cheddar cheese soon dubbed the name "nachos" and LA was going crazy for them. The 'off-menu' creation was soon so popular we had to give it it’s rightful place among the other mainstays. I’ll never forget years later finding myself situated in an East Los Angeles small event hall… ragged and simple. It was Carmen's wedding and seated next to me was Jack Nicholson, eating nachos off the same paper plates I was. We were friends of Carmens and her bubbly personality was infectious.