OT - College Drunk Food

Submitted by RichRodFollower on February 24th, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Saw something like this post a few weeks back but... This past weekend, while in Chicago to see The Smoking Popes, I made it out to my college drunk food spot for the first time in 8 years. El Famous Burrito in Summit, IL. Home of the football sized burrito. The prices haven't changed since the early 90's! Its been five days, and I'm still glowing. If you live out that way (there's a few in the Chicagoland area) and haven't been there yet, you need to go! Steak burrito - 4 bucks!



February 24th, 2010 at 10:20 AM ^

Yesterdog FTW. It's really not that incredible, but it was a fantastic way to end a 21st birthday. Gotta make it back over there sometime soon...


February 24th, 2010 at 9:00 PM ^

I think Yesterdog is overrated. I had been told they were the "Dog to end all dogs" for the longest time, and when I finally had one...The disappointment train rolled into town. Not much into soggy buns and hot dogs w/no snap to them. It was like a regular cheap hot dog you'd buy in a 8-pack at the store for a $1.25...Maybe I got a bad batch, or Perhaps a noob was working the grill, but I wasn't digging them.


February 24th, 2010 at 10:21 AM ^

As far as late night food goes, nothing will ever top Fleetwood for me. I know it's not the best food in the world, and that going in there sober can be downright scary, but it will always be my favorite spot for drunken 3 am meals.


February 24th, 2010 at 10:30 AM ^

there is a place called bubis awesome eats... when i was still living there it was open until 4am on the weekends with the full menu still available... there was nothing better then going there at 2am and ordering up a one pound buger with fires... problem, they love to use a lot of garlic in everything so you're sweating out garlic for the entire day after...


February 24th, 2010 at 11:45 AM ^

JJ's Hunter's Club on WW bread with mustard, a pickle and large Coke = awesome;

the "el Gordo" (steak, black beans, guac, pico de gallo AND hot salsa) with a large root beer from Panchero's was good, too;

a personal pie Midnight Special from Pizza House with large pink lemonade was better;

2 "white" slices from NYPD, 1 plain, garlic knots and an iced tea = knocking on heaven's door;

but...an order of bacon cheddar cheese fries from Bell's Pizza was the ultimate college drunk food. The ultimate "drunk" food has to be something you wouldn't order sober, or better yet, you may actually fear the consequences of the food when sober. But when intoxicated, nothing in the world tastes better.

The choice for shear quantity of food consumed by drunk college kids had to be the cheap slices at Backroom or In'n'Out on the way home from the Jug, Rick's, or Mitch's.

The ultimate hangover food: Blimpie Burger quint - fried egg, bacon, cheese, mushrooms and onions.

Hemlock Philosopher

February 24th, 2010 at 10:40 AM ^

When Pancheros was a Mexican fast food place (as opposed to the "fresh" place it turned into), after a case of cheap beer, nothing was better than an El Gordo, chicken with sour cream and guacamole. Tomorrow afternoon be damned!


February 24th, 2010 at 10:50 AM ^

Bells and Pancheros are my drunk food of choice. BTB is dog food now sadly, it use to be great like 6 years ago.

If you are out in Kalamazoo or East Lansing, go to Mennas, amazing food. Kalamazoo also has Sweetwaters donuts which are incredible.


February 24th, 2010 at 11:17 AM ^

and Menna's is very good stuff too.

I was actually in Chicago a few weeks ago, staying with a friend in Wrigleyville, and after a night out drinking on Clark St (I think?), we hopped in a cab at 4 AM and told him to take us to food. We ended up at Burrito House, not sure exactly where it is, but they had some amazing drunk food. I'm convinced ordering in spanish helped

Bando Calrissian

February 24th, 2010 at 11:08 AM ^

The pizza at the In n Out party store on East University. Now, sadly, gone the way of the dodo. I lived on that stuff when I was in East Quad. Don't let anybody tell you Backroom was better, because it wasn't.


February 24th, 2010 at 11:49 AM ^

Backroom is terrible. It tastes like bad microwave pizza. In and Out liquor store pizza was way better.

South U Pizza is decent, but Bells is way better and worth the walk.


February 24th, 2010 at 1:51 PM ^

Backroom is great. It was my and my friends' drunk food of choice when I was in college mostly due to the $1 a slice deal. I once went there on a Sunday night, completely sober, because I didn't feel like spending too much money. NEVER AGAIN WILL I MAKE THAT MISTAKE!