March Madness 2012: America’s Best Drunk College Food
34. Florida: The Cuban Gator
For those who always thought Cuban Sandwiches didn’t have enough meat, this one adds shredded beef and pork to the party.
33. San Diego State: Sigma Pi Burrito
Burrito filled with carne asada, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, French fries, jalapenos, salsa. AND there is an entire cheese quesadilla inside the burrito.
32. UConn: The Passing ‘Zone
With UMass (home of the original D.P. Dough) out of the tourney this year, we’re giving the rival UConn branch credit for this amazing invention: a calzone stuffed with breaded chicken fingers, mozzarella, bacon, tomatoes and ranch dressing.
31. Purdue: Duane Purvis All-American PB Burger
100% sirloin patty with lettuce, tomato, pickle, Spanish onions, and….wait for it…peanut butter. You heard right.
30. Duke: Cosmic Cantina Chimichanga
Nothing edgy or shocking here; just some dirt cheap Mexican food that happens to be wrapped in a package bigger than your head.
29. Ohio State: The Fat Carnie
Buffalo tenders, mozzarella sticks, french fries, bacon bits and ranch dressing, all on a sandwich.
28. Missouri: El Rancho Nachos
A nacho plate where the tortilla chips are really more of an afterthought.
27. Memphis: BBQ Tofu
A meatless Tennessee surprise! If you’re looking for inebriated Memphis students, they can reliably be found chowing done on this savory southern-style soy.
RP Tracks; Memphis, Tennessee (Photo: RP Tracks)
26. 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.
25. Marquette: Real Chili
Spaghetti topped with beans, then meat, then cheese. Actually uses the tagline “Preventing Milwaukee’s hangovers since 1931.”
24. Kansas: Cream Cheese Pizza
Pizza with a full layer of cream cheese in between the sauce and the mozzarella.
23. 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.
22. UNLV: Loco Dog
A beef dog wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled onions, jalapeno relish and guacamole, served on a grilled wheat bun.
21. 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?
20. 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.
19. 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.
17 & 18. 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.
16. Norfolk State: Stuffed Meat Pizza
Sometimes, there’s just not enough room on top of the pizza for meat. Those instances can be solved by doubling the crust and stuffing pounds of ground beef, salami, sausage, pepperoni and ham in between.
Granby Street Pizza; Norfolk, Virginia (Photo: Granby Street)
15. UNC-Asheville: Luella’s BBQ
A barbecue sandwich worth making love to.
Luella’s BBQ, Asheville, North Carolina (Photo: Luella’s)
14. North Carolina State: Tobacco Road Cheesesteak
Philadelphians may cry foul at calling this a cheesesteak. But with roast beef, melted provolone and crispy battered onions, no one in NC is complaining.
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe; Raleigh, North Carolina (Photo: Tobacco Road)
13. Alabama: Creole Breakfast Burrito
The deep South has some amazing ideas when inebriated: like eggs, cheese, grits, Cajun sausage and onions, all wrapped in a grilled tortilla.
12. Gonzaga: The Certifiable Crazy Burger
Everyone’s favorite sleeper team comes through in a big way: a 6-oz. angus topped with swiss cheese sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, “crazy sauce,” bacon and a slab or pastrami. (Photo: Chris S)
11. University of Detroit: Coney Dog
A Detroit institution: all-beef franks, plus chili, cheese, mustard and onions.
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. 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)
8. Temple: Moe Green Dog
The only item on the list that induces drunk kids to eat their asparagus…with provolone, parmesan, and a hot dog.
7. Texas: Three Wise Fries
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.
6. Lehigh University: The FDR Challenge
Three half-pound burgers, stacked and topped with three slices of pork roll, three fried eggs, six pieces of bacon, cheeses, spicy mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion. Oh yeah, and one and a half pounds of chili cheese fries.
Roosevelt’s 21st; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Photo: R21)
5. New Mexico State: Heart Attack Puffs
Deep-fried goodness filled with molten apple butter and bacon. Yes, please.
SB’s Late-Night Lunch Box; Las Cruces, New Mexico (Photo: SB’s)