March Food Madness: All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams Ranked by Their Best Drunk College Food: Part 2
35. Notre Dame: Four Horsemen Basket
Ribs, chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, Parmesan shrimp and breadsticks. Perhaps designed to be eaten by a group, but on many occasion consumed by a single drunken Irish fan. Between the Buns; South Bend, Indiana (Photo: BtB)
34. Marquette: Chili Cheese Atomic Dog
Spicy Vienna beef Polish hot dog fried crispy and topped with onions, tomato wedges, chili and cheese.
33. Texas A&M: Spicy Bacon Chicken Baked Potato
Thought a baked potato was only a vessel for sour cream and cheese? Think again. This one has BBQ chicken, bacon, butter, sour cream and cheese.
32. Florida State: Wake ‘n’ Bake Dog
Too late for dinner, too early for breakfast? Try a hot dog wrapped in bacon on a fried egg with cheese.
VooDoo Dog; Tallahassee, Florida (Photo: VooDoo Dog)
31. Kansas: Cream Cheese Pizza
Pizza with a full layer of cream cheese in between the sauce and the mozzarella.
30. Michigan: Hippie Hash
A full plate of hash browns with mushrooms, broccoli, peppers onions and lots of feta. Michiganders, not being hippies, order it with sausage on the side.
29. Indiana State: Marvin’s Garlic Cheeseburger
While this bad boy technically belongs to nearby DePauw University, many an ISU student (and those from much further away) make the trek for this famed late-night fuel: two quarter-pound burgers on an 8-inch hoagie roll, with copious American cheese and garlic salt.
28. UNLV: Loco Dog
A beef dog wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled onions, jalapeno relish and guacamole, served on a grilled wheat bun.
27. Butler: Cajun Creole Chili
The menu changes daily — could be red chili, black chili, white chili, with chicken, cheese, crawfish or sausages. Basically, these folks know their chili, and there’s always hot sauce, rice and bread for extra effect.
26. Penn State: Fat DoBoy
Cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, bacon, mayo and ketchup. PS — even though Rutgers isn’t in the tournament, we have to give a shout-out to Fat Darrell for starting the fat college sandwiches trend.
25. West Virginia: Barracuda Burger
Grilled pineapple, jalapeno bacon, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and sesame teriyaki sauce — is there any doubt someone was stoned when they decided all of these things belonged on the same burger?
24. Oakland University: The Sampler Pizza
It’s impossible to say just how many drunken fights have been avoided by the ingenious existence of a pizza with toppings split four ways.
Zaa! Simply Unique Pizzas; Rochester Hills, Michigan (Photo: Zaa)
23. Syracuse: Six-Pound Frittata
A pound of home fries held together by four eggs, plus Italian sausage, pepperoni, broccoli, onions and peppers. You get your name on the wall if you can finish the whole thing.
22. Michigan State: The Dub
A wrap is a healthy snack, right? Yeeeeeah…especially when you load it with meatballs, chicken, pepperoni, marinara sauce and mozzarella. More on Menna’s Joint from Southwest Michigan Dining.
21 & 20. Vanderbilt / Belmont: The Barnyard Dog
Like an entire Southern picnic piled onto a bun: a hot dog topped with pulled pork, BBQ sauce and creamy coleslaw.
19. University of Arkansas-Little Rock: The Whole Shebang at Hunka Pie
Only a college town could support a restaurant with a burger and pie special.
Hunka Pie; Little Rock, Arkansas (Photo: Hunka Pie)
18. Northern Colorado: Deep-Fried Monte Cristo
Ham, turkey, swiss cheese and bread, all dipped in tempura batter and deep fried to a golden-brown. Served with honey for dipping.
Fat Albert’s; Greeley, Colorado (Photo: Fat Albert’s)
17. Illinois: The Big Fat Ugly
Almost too ridiculous to actually exist, except it does: two rolls stuffed with four cheeseburgers, cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, gyro meat, grilled chicken, bacon. sausage, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, mac ‘n cheese bites, fried mushrooms, jalapeno poppers, pizza bites, onion rings, hash browns, mini corn dogs, American cheese, mayonnaise and ketchup.
Fat Sandwich Company; Champaign, Illinois (Photo: Fat Sandwich)
16. UT-San Antonio: La Costra Del Guero
The ingenious cooks at this taco truck make a white cheese fondue and then fry it into a crisp shell — basically a hard tortilla made completely out of cheese. It’s stuffed with carne asada, fresh salsa and cilantro, then served on three soft corn tortillas just in case.
Chela’s Taco’s; San Antonio, Texas (Photos: Chela’s)
15. USC: Machacha Burrito
Shredded beef, scrambled eggs, chili, tomatoes, onions and refried beans, all in one tortilla.
14. UNC-Asheville: Luella’s BBQ
A barbecue sandwich worth making love to.
Luella’s BBQ, Asheville, North Carolina (Photo: Luella’s)
13. Princeton: The Phat Lady
It took the smartest town in America to come up with a cheesesteak sub with mozzarella sticks, french fries, mayo and ketchup.
12. Gonzaga: The Certifiable Crazy Burger
Everyone’s favorite sleeper team comes through in a big way:a 6-oz. angus topped with swiss, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, “crazy sauce,” bacon and a slab or pastrami. (Photo: Chris S)
11. Richmond: CSS Virginia
Careful, college students — this giant hoagie might trick you into eating something refined. It’s an entire baguette loaded with fried chicken livers, granny smith apple, shredded cabbage, green onion and remoulade.
10. Wisconsin: Mac and Cheese Pizza
Count on the badger state to find a way to combine America’s two favorite cheese products into one colossal artery clogger.
9. University of Georgia: Feta Fries
Wait, wait, wait…late-night cheese fries don’t have to come in orange? You can put good cheese on fries? Why didn’t someone thing of this earlier??? More about late-night Athens grub at Taylor Takes a Taste.
8. Primanti Bros. Sandwich
The place that started the whole french fries on a sandwich thing…and coleslaw too. Why not?
Primanti Bros.; Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania (Photo: Primanti Bros.)
7. George Mason: Roasted Chicken Rectum
This North Korean restaurant offers up an alcohol-soaking dish unknown in the U.S. but eaten on virtually every Korean street corner ’round 3 a.m. Dak dong jib — literally “chicken shit house” — is, yes, a plateful of beautifully chewy chicken a-holes. Washington City Paper has more on why you’d want to wash down your beer with these puckers.
6. Arizona: Sonoran Hot Dog
The pride of Tuscon: two hot dogs wrapped in bacon, topped with tomato, onions, beans, salsa verde, mustard and mayo.
5. Long Island University: Something Different Sandwich
This old-school diner adjacent to L.I.U.’s Brooklyn campus combines two Jewish classics into one monstrous creation — juicy slices of beef brisket contained between two oversize deep-fried potato latkes, served with apple sauce for spreading or gravy or dipping.
Junior’s; Brooklyn, New York (Photo: Junior’s)
4. Temple: The Mash
Yes, that’s a hot dog stuffed in a hoagie roll and topped with mashed potatoes and green onions. New food cart The Dapper Dog serves The Mash as a frequent special; if it’s not on tap you can always opt for a mac-and-cheese or fried egg topped hot dog. See more of their hot dogs at Drawing for Food.
3. Boston University: Mac and Soul Casserole
Thick-thick mac and cheese with shredded sweet potatoes and collard greens stirred into the mix. Check out This is Why I’m Always Broke for more on this new food truck.
2. UCLA: The Big Fat Fatty
A 27-inch garlic hero loaded with cheesesteak, cheeseburgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, fried eggs, chili and marinara sauce. Eat it in under 40 minutes, the $50 price tag is waived and you get to create your own “fat” sandwich to put on the menu.
Fat Sal’s; Los Angeles, California (Photo: Fat Sal’s)
1. Texas: Three Wise Fries
Austin, Texas is a beautiful place. A land where the yuppie foodie movement collides with Texas’s bigger is better mindset in an insane urban mash-up that produces some highly edible results. Case in point: these truck food cheese fries, which come topped with the typical orange goo, but also marinated beef short ribs, spicy marinated chicken, twice-cooked pork belly, grilled onions and a kicker called el scorcho sauce. Go Longhorns!