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Favorite Drunk Munchies

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Mine's anything I can get my paws on. Taco Bell seems to happen a lot because it's open late (this is the only time I eat Taco Bell). I'm not picky, but I draw the line at 7-11.

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  1. wings. buffalo wings. suicide buffalo wings.

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    1. Chicharrones (pork rinds, Mexican style). Failing that, a bag of spicy kettle chips.

        1. re: jrvedivici

          How come I'm not surprised? Not having any White Castles in my area eliminates that as a choice for me.

          1. re: SaraAshley

            My grocery stores have them in the frozen food section. They microwave beautifully.

            1. re: c oliver

              But then, C Oliver, you never ever get drunk, right?

              1. re: c oliver

                I have seen them in the grocery store, but I figured they wouldn't compare to the ones from the restaurant. Not that I would know though, since I've never actually been to a White Castle.

                1. re: SaraAshley

                  This is one thing that actually stands up pretty well frozen vs. the real thing. I think it has to do with the fact you are starting with such a poor quality product to begin with (not trashing White Castles as I LOVE them!!!) that's it's kind of hard to make it any "worse" than it is in it's most pure state. lol

                  Seriously buy a box of the frozen, wrap each burger in a paper towel, heat about 20/30 seconds per burger and enjoy. After your first one you will probably develop a 12-15 per week habit depending on your digestive system. Sooner or later they catch up with you.

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    Good to hear! I'm always looking for frozen foods that don't completely suck! I will be picking up a box of these on my next grocery store trip.

                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      Now, being a devotee of this 'dish' I'm obliged to disagree with the cooking time :) I do wrap each in a paper towel but MW 30 seconds, unwrap, rotate from side to side and top to bottom, rewrap and MW another 30 seconds. I then add a little French's mustard to each and MW unwrapped 10 more seconds. Perfect little rat burgers every time :)

                      1. re: c oliver

                        So you are saying you microwave them for one minute, ten seconds total? I'll be perfectly honest it's been years, literally decade(s)+ since I've had the microwavable versions. Probably not since they came out in that version, I just remember it was a short time or the bread turned suspiciously hard. Obviously the box will tell the suggested method, over a minute seems a lot but I'm not going to argue.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          I'm a senior citizen so it's best not to argue with me :) Since we no longer have to get drunk, this is usually an every month or two treat for our lunch. One of the few dishes I'm a pro at!

                      2. re: jrvedivici

                        I beg to differ...the frozen ones are not NEARLY greasy enough. White Castles are best experienced via that one friend who, on the way home from the bar, has the presence of mind to tell his cab driver to detour to the drive-thru so that he can show up at the door with a suitcase. (This is the same guy who, when serving as the best man at a wedding, had the good judgment to order many pizzas when the reception ended and everyone relocated to the hotel bar. Good guy, that one.)

                2. re: jrvedivici

                  Ah, White Castles, the food of my youth! The only thing that topped a White Castle run when the munchies hit was stumbling by a Skyline Chili and ordering multiple Coney Dogs with chili, onions and loads of finely shredded cheddar cheese. They were also possibly the best hangover cure ever the next morning.

                    1. re: LotusRapper

                      Yup, cold in the carton...okay room temp would work too..but def. not warmed.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        Make your own, or at a resto ?

                        I love lo mein of any kind, esp. tendons & briskets :-)

                        1. re: LotusRapper

                          Either. I make my own so there might be leftovers in the frig but I'm equally happy with restaurant bought on the way back to my place after a night out. I crave the sauce.

                  1. Oh and cheese fries! But with real cheese not the cheese sauce!

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                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        around these parts, on Long Island, NY, we always finish(ed) a night out of drinking at the diner (last call is 4 am). mozzarella fries, brown gravy on the side.

                        in NJ I believe they are called "disco fries" and the gravy is served over the mozzarella fries.

                        I always thought it a cheesey (pun) take on Poutine.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          real cheese on fries is ALWAYS a must. I don't know how people can eat the fake stuff on them!

                          1. re: srodriguez

                            How do you get the real cheese to melt? I can't seem to figure it out for myself, just turns into a glob.

                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                              Fill up a broiler-safe plate with a single layer of fries. Top with a mountain of shredded cheese. Broil until bubbly and brown. Devour, with a side of blue cheese salad dressing for dipping.

                              1. re: biondanonima

                                I prefer blue cheese for almost anything else. Salads, wings, etc, but for cheese fries, it has to be ranch.

                                1. re: SaraAshley

                                  I agree! Many years ago during summers spent in Wisconsin I would order Pokey sticks from a place called Gumby's basically cheese bread with extra ranch and dip away, really just pour it on.

                                  1. re: SaraAshley

                                    I know many people who feel that way (and in fact a lot of restaurants automatically serve cheese fries with ranch), but I despise ranch dressing. I used to frequent a place in college (in Rochester, NY) that was famous for their Buffalo wings, and we always ordered wings and cheese fries together. So, I borrowed the blue cheese dressing from the wing order to dip my cheese fries, and a perfect marriage was born.

                                    1. re: biondanonima

                                      That's why it's crazy to me. I wouldn't say I despise ranch (although I've certainly had some that have come close. They're not all created equal), but i don't really care for it either, and yet, some how with cheese fries, I actually like it.

                            2. re: jrvedivici

                              mmmmm cheesy bacon fries

                              (though the cheese fries with a side of gravy take me back to my high school days in NJ at the local diner - I miss those - with a thick vanilla shake please)

                              1. re: thimes

                                Where would your high school days have found you in Jersey?

                                1. re: jrvedivici

                                  Northern NJ - Morris County, 7th grade through graduation - it was a good place to grow up during the time I was there (parts of it have changed a lot, as have the times in general)

                                  And I miss diners, why doesn't the rest of the country have diners?!?!? for drunk munchies or just otherwise!

                                  1. re: thimes

                                    I grew up in Middlesex County, Edison to be precise, I moved to Monmouth County, Red Bank area 20 years ago and love it down here.

                                    Diners are a bit of a North East anomaly. I don't know why besides perhaps this is where the majority of Greek immigrants are and since it seems 90% of diners are owned by Greek's this is where they stay? I don't honestly know.

                                    1. re: jrvedivici

                                      Sayreville, here. A gyro, a bowl of menudo, French fried onion rings, sardines on toast, a sausage sandwich or a Taylor Pork Roll sandwhich on a Kaiser roll w/ a fried egg and ketchup. Jersey soul food. In Maine, fried clams w/ onion rings.
                                      And chili dogs w/ raw onion and mustard.

                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                                        Sayreville! Hey the Peter Pank is on the market, want to venture back into your home town and crank out your own Pork Roll Egg and Cheese????

                                        1. re: jrvedivici

                                          No thanks, New Jersey is a great place to be ........from.