30. Michigan: Hippie Hash
Definitely agree with this choice. Late night awesome-on-a-plate and great hangover food.
Definitely agree with this choice. Late night awesome-on-a-plate and great hangover food.
... is a win in my eyes. Great, great, grea late night drunk and morning after drunkenness spot.
but I always considered myself more of a "Mark's Midtown" kind of guy.
I'll take the Broken Egg and Afternoon Delight over Angelo's any day of the week.
Eastern Flame and Insomnia Cookies are both unique to A2 and pretty damn good drunk food late at night.
Eastern Flame is the most atrocious thing I've ever eaten. Gotten it twice and had food poisoning both times. It tastes pretty generic too.
Sorry to hear, guess I got lucky the few times I've been there.
I can tell you that Insomnia Cookies is most definitely not unique to AA, and in fact was at State (among many other locations) before coming to AA.
Yeah, post 2 AM you have backroom pizza, pizza house, cottage inn, BTB, jimmy johns, quickie burger, etc. Nothing really as original as Hippie Hash in the late hours, but I still don't see it as a major drunk destination for students unless they live off campus.
Yeah, I agree with this assessment. I think mostly of the South U places and may be NYPD or Quickie. I don't think of a place FOR STUDENT DRUNK FOOD (this being the key part, since this is related to the schools) that is PASSED Main Street as a destination for students late night, unless they've been on Main Street to begin with. I feel like most people hang out on South U though, but I might be South U-centric.
I mean, BU is third because of some food truck...but you could pick any place around their campus which literally covers a long stretch of Boston. Hell, you could pick any drunk food place in the city near a bar that students hangout at. I feel like the criteria is pretty ambiguous.
Also, I am getting both hungry and sick looking at these pictures.
I've got to say, I think the grad students have it right. I'd much rather go to Bab's/The 8-Ball/The Blind Pig/Alley Bar/Heidelberg/Circus than any of the South U joints.
Really? Ann Arbor has cliqued up like that for a reason. South U bars are appealing to undergrads because they are dives with cheap booze. Seriously, I have never been able to get as drunk for under $10 than the mason jars at Charley's. Rick's is a shining display of undergrad frat culture.
When I was an undergrad, I would gripe at any beer that cost over $5. I wanted my pitchers for less than $10.
Now as a young professional, the Main St. and downtown bars are much more appealing to me. I don't want to be surrounded by undergrads, mostly underage, trying to get as drunk as they can before last call.
Usually willing to overlook common errors, but when you go all caps and drop PASSED when really it ought to be PAST it's hard not to point out.
Just pointing, not blaming.
No, I get all uppedy over common errors when other people make them, I should get my comeuppance when I make an error, especially like that.
I hate to do this, but given the topic...I think you were looking for "uppity".
That said, in terms of spelling annoyances, none of this approaches my disdain for the many permutations of "definitely".
No offense to Zingerman's, but I am really happy that they didn't get picked. I get kind of sick of seeing every reference to Ann Arbor food being Zingerman's.
That said, Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy Fleetwood!
I wouldn't consider Zingermans "drunk" food.
True that. Somehow I missed the "drunk" part.
...are you drunk?
It is drunk food in that when you're drunk you'll happily pay 18 dollars for a sandwich.
If you look at all the other schools' entries, they're all weird, wacky, out-of-this-world concoctions (at least if you want to get a good "ranking"). So, I support this choice, although backroom pizza, Charley's pepperoni sticks, or Mr Spots might be more popular.
And damn, I'm hungry after looking at that list!
They gave MSU Menna's? Steps away from handing out McDonalds.
I'm a pretty big fan of Menna's personally.
Oh no I meant as far as how many locations it has. Seems like for the others they had unique selections.
Kind of shows how sucky the options are at MSU. Mennas Joint also exists at WMU and CMU. Hell, I would probably say WMU has better food options than MSU.
I won't disagree. Bells Greek Pizza was the choice for people who wanted to do tasty body destruction after the bars closed. Pizza so greasy that it would melt through the dollar store paper plates they'd serve it on in less then a minute. You got it by the slice for 79 cents back in the day. http://thebellspizza.com/ I think they messed this choice up.
East Lansing is fine, but it is an outpost with very limited choices in most categories like this.
Yeah although I fully condone the usage of the Fleetwood Diner, BTB is the classic on campus drunk food in AA.
BTB exists elsewhere too, which is probably why it doesn't count for this list.
But it's from Ann Arbor, and therefore should.
Blimpy Burger would make the top 10 on the list easily it were open that late.
isn't as good as it used to be. Panchero's and Chipolte is better IMO.
I was a student when it opened. I sacrificed goats to the God of Drunk Food in honor of that place.
BTB is still awesome, and while I certainly appreciate places like Chipotle and Tios for a good burrito, I still consider BTB to be the best around... in fact, just had it the other night!
I was a student when BTB opened too, I think I was a sophomore, so was it like 2004? Anyway, I always liked it because it was local, but as for the best burrito, I always preferred Panchero's.
Still, Jimmy John's might be what I miss from campus the most, living somewhere that doesn't have any.
Put em all together and you get Qdoba.
Now THERE'S great drunk food. Cheap, and absorbs all that alcohol.
Chipotle is great but their tortillas suck. On the other hand Pancheros tortillas are amazing but their meat is awful quality (other than the carnitas). Life is fun, but it's hard.
Unique? Maybe not. Absolutely ESSENTIAL on the walk home at 2 in the morning from South U? Absolutely.
Beyond that, my vote for "shit you wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole sober but becomes worth its weight in gold once your BAC breaks 0.12%" goes to Backroom Pizza, with an honorable mention to Bells.
BTB is easily the best drunk food in Ann Arbor. Not only is it delicious but it is super fun to throw the but end of your burrito at parked cars! Try it next time you're stumbling around state street at 3:00 am, I dare you!
but I have to agree that BTB has DEFINATELY slid downhill from its prime (circa 2005-2007). The last couple times I have gone back the food has either been cold or sucked. I have completely replaced BTB with Bell's Pizza as my late night drunk food.
Not a good idea
Don't get me wrong. There's fantastic late night food in Toledo. Great individual stuff. But RIGHT next to the majority of the dorms on campus there was a Taco Bell. Drunk at 2AM? You were staggering over for a bean burrito.
If you could find somebody sober to drive you though, there were better options.
Man, this thread makes me hungry.
and a UT grad, but Im not sure there are that many options late night, in town. Cottage Inn, Steak-n-shake, Waffle House...all pretty generic. I cant think of many places close to campus that are open late with good drunk food. Wish we got the Paninis they talked about...where on earth did you find this "fantastic late night food" at UT? Im jealous.
You've gotta have a sober friend that can drive. Not close enough to walk your drunk rear end to.
but Im still wondering where someone would drive you that in Toledo...I am just making sure that Im not missing out on something spectacular that I am currently unaware of. I just can't think of any place that is around that I would seek out, other than the generic options I mentioned.
I love hippie hash. I immediately thought of it, when I read the title to this thread. I'm sorry though, I can't endorse Fleetwood. I thought it was pretty good until I found Abe's. Fleetwood's broccoli and generally less buttery concoction just isn't as good as the hippie hash in ypsi. You have to use a pound of butter with it. It just tastes so much better.
Ordering basically the entire menu at BTB is great too.
Hippie Hash is tops for me I think, but NYPD, BTB and a bunch of other places compete. At least Ann Arbor has options so nothing gets old - if thats possible when drunk.
Also, BYU wasn't disqualified from the drunk food list. They have ice cream in Provo.
Happy to see this choice - back in my day (mid 80s) they had a fantastic concoction called The Chili Size - which was a half pound cheeseburger, open face, smothered in chili. Perfect 2am fare, even if (like Spots wings) you regretted it all the next day... No chili size on the menu last time I was in AA after hours last year...
Anyone else remember/miss the Pantree? Used to be the only 24 hour place otter than White Castle...
I need to move back...
Eggs Benedict at 2am in a fancy dish...so many times.
For me its usually Panchero's, Jimmy Johns, or South U pizza. They are all so well located to drunkenly stumble into. Honorable mention goes to Mr Spots, but its a bit further of a walk so the journey isn't made as often.
Isn't Mister Spots closed at 1 on the weekends, like 11 or 10 on the weekdays? I think it hardly counts as drunk food. It is one of my favorite dinner joints though. Just don't have the chicken fingers with the hot sauce before you go out. It does not go well with drinking.
From my experiences, the top places are pizza places depending on where you live (NYPD, Cottage Inn (Packard), Bell's, South U, Backroom, Pizza House), the burrito places, and probably Quickie Burger. I'm trying to think on State Street what is open late, I believe the newly opened Five Guys is open until 2, so that probably doesn't qualify. I guess Subway and Jimmy Johns count, but they're not unique to the area.
I feel like the main problem here is that Ann Arbor doesn't really have unique food options of the late night variety. Yes, there are a lot of solid options, but there's no elaborate meal that blows everything else away. Moreover, if you live somewhere on campus and you frequent the place a lot, you're going to probably have bias to that location. The responses in this thread speaks to the diversity of the options as well as the people who go or have gone to this school.
The picture of that Chano's burrito just gave me USC-law-school-flashback-diahrea. Gross. Substitute "drunk after hours" with "sober at noon and on my way to Torts class" and the awfulness becomes entirely apparent.
Are any of the food trucks in Los Angeles out serving food after 2 a.m.? I always marveled at these places that were no bigger than a truck bed camper, having menus larger than all the restaurants in a suburban mall food court combined.
I thought LA had the world's best mom and pop donut shops too.
I have to say BTB and NYPD for me, having been in A2 from 99-07 for undergrad and grad school. BTB wasn't there when I was in undergrad, but I lived right by it in law school, and it is fucking phenomenal. NYPD is the old favorite, for the 4 meat slices and chicken rolls.
with lots and lots of ranch and marinara. That was my go to late night drunk food on campus.
#7- chicken rectum
yum yum yum
I'm all about Pizza House. Just 'cause they have EVERYTHING and are open until 5am or whatever. Pizza? done. Subs? done. Salad? done but wtf. Their breadsticks with chipati sauce are to die for. Now I really want some. :(
I would kill for a Pizza House in Detroit. Or a BTB. Or an Insomnia. Oh God, I miss Ann Arbor.
But party/house/apartment drunk. Original delivery till 4am.
What's wrong with you people? I can't think of a better drunk/hungover meal than meaty hippie hash at Fleetwood. Hash browns have been completely unsatisfying ever since I left A2.
Hippie Hash is ideal for me, and so many others on that list sound delicious. Cajun Creole Chili? Barracuda Burger? Cream Cheese Pizza? I just got the urge to take a massive road trip, and also got incredibly hungry.
Hippie Hash is weak.
It's all about the Meaty Hippie Hash, son!!!
As someone who normally resides in Pittsburgh, how in the hell did Primanti's make it at #8 on the list? Their sandwiches are not that good, even when drunk. Not that I've had more than maybe 3 or 4 things on this list, but there has to be more than 7 things on the list better than those sandwiches, including the Hippie Hash.
As a student when Panchero's firt opened who turned his after bar burito obsession into a part time job, nothing could be that 2am -3am shift there! Now that is has changed and they no longer cook the fresh Chorizo or make the fresh home made rice and tomatillo sauce it has gone down hill.
I will say this, nothing could bring me more pleasure than forgetting to drain off all the fat from a Chorizo El Gordo and watching some drunk ass hole who just ordered it eating it down! Thus knowing in about an hour he will be paying for being a dick!
fleetwood's next door neighbor. Nothing like blazing hot chicken tikka masala at 4am, with hookah on the side