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Favorite Drunk Munchies

SaraAshley Nov 10, 2013 07:00 PM

1 2 3 go!

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.

  1. Gastronomos Nov 10, 2013 07:04 PM

    wings. buffalo wings. suicide buffalo wings.

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    1. re: Gastronomos
      SaraAshley Nov 10, 2013 07:17 PM

      Oh yes, that sounds delicious!

    2. Tripeler Nov 10, 2013 07:05 PM

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

      1. jrvedivici Nov 10, 2013 07:10 PM

        White Castle, hand down best munchies food ever!

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        1. re: jrvedivici
          SaraAshley Nov 10, 2013 07:18 PM

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

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            c oliver Nov 10, 2013 08:42 PM

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

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              Tripeler Nov 10, 2013 08:44 PM

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

              1. re: Tripeler
                c oliver Nov 10, 2013 09:06 PM

                Never. Ever. :)

              2. re: c oliver
                SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 06:31 AM

                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
                  jrvedivici Nov 11, 2013 06:45 AM

                  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
                    SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 07:17 AM

                    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.

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                      c oliver Nov 11, 2013 08:11 AM

                      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
                        jrvedivici Nov 11, 2013 08:43 AM

                        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
                          c oliver Nov 11, 2013 08:50 AM

                          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
                        Wahooty Nov 11, 2013 09:47 PM

                        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
                  ksbee Nov 12, 2013 09:48 AM

                  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.

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                  HillJ Nov 10, 2013 07:13 PM

                  cold beef lo mein

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                  1. re: HillJ
                    LotusRapper Nov 11, 2013 09:16 AM

                    BLM FTW. But cold ?

                    1. re: LotusRapper
                      HillJ Nov 11, 2013 09:36 AM

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

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                        LotusRapper Nov 11, 2013 10:04 AM

                        Make your own, or at a resto ?

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

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                          HillJ Nov 11, 2013 10:06 AM

                          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.

                  2. jrvedivici Nov 10, 2013 07:16 PM

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

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                      SaraAshley Nov 10, 2013 07:20 PM


                      1. re: jrvedivici
                        Gastronomos Nov 10, 2013 08:27 PM

                        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: Gastronomos
                          jrvedivici Nov 11, 2013 06:18 AM

                          You Sir are correct, Disco Fries they are!!

                        2. re: jrvedivici
                          srodriguez Nov 11, 2013 09:42 AM

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

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                            fldhkybnva Nov 11, 2013 10:06 AM

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

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                              biondanonima Nov 11, 2013 10:30 AM

                              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
                                SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 10:33 AM

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

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                                  fldhkybnva Nov 11, 2013 10:43 AM

                                  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
                                    biondanonima Nov 11, 2013 10:55 AM

                                    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.

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                                      SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 10:59 AM

                                      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
                              thimes Nov 12, 2013 07:17 AM

                              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
                                jrvedivici Nov 12, 2013 07:28 AM

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

                                1. re: jrvedivici
                                  thimes Nov 12, 2013 07:33 AM

                                  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
                                    jrvedivici Nov 12, 2013 07:37 AM

                                    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.

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                                      Passadumkeg Nov 13, 2013 11:32 AM

                                      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
                                        jrvedivici Nov 13, 2013 12:16 PM

                                        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
                                          Passadumkeg Nov 14, 2013 09:31 AM

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

                            3. ipsedixit Nov 10, 2013 07:38 PM

                              Favorite Drunk Munchies

                              My date.

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                                Ttrockwood Nov 11, 2013 02:50 PM


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                                autumm Nov 10, 2013 08:14 PM

                                pancakes with butter and maple syrup

                                1. fldhkybnva Nov 10, 2013 08:39 PM

                                  Back in the day, my go to munchies were a fresh hot breaded chicken sandwich with provolone, bacon, honey mustard and BBQ from Wawa with a side of the hardest soft pretzels ever, and if not that just give me a phone and pizza or fried chicken from the 24 hour corner store, if not that then I'd settle for bag of Doritos. Those were the special occasion munchies, most of the time a big bowl of popcorn was all I wanted. I once woke up to a kitchen full of popped popcorn all over, I guess I forgot the lid that night :)

                                  1. KarenDW Nov 10, 2013 09:15 PM

                                    ramen. poutine. fries. potato chips, not too thick. broccoli cooked in chicken stock.

                                    1. linguafood Nov 10, 2013 09:36 PM

                                      In no particular order:

                                      - döner kebab
                                      - gyros pita
                                      - falafel sandwich from Habibi in Berlin
                                      - fried rice or noodles prepared by a drinking buddy at 2 AM
                                      - currywurst w/fries
                                      - Belgian-style fries with good mayo & peanut sauce

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                                      1. re: linguafood
                                        SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 06:29 AM

                                        Your list makes my Taco Bell look so amateurish. I'm jealous! If I asked for any of these things while drunk my friends would laugh in my face and then probably throw a taco at it.

                                        1. re: SaraAshley
                                          linguafood Nov 11, 2013 09:24 AM

                                          Yeah, but then you could eat that taco and laugh right back at them '-)

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                                        chileheadmike Nov 11, 2013 06:22 AM


                                        I'll fry up some bacon, hashbrowns, eggs, and maybe some toast.

                                        1. mtlcowgirl Nov 11, 2013 08:05 AM

                                          KFC. And lots of it. With gravy, of course.

                                          1. LotusRapper Nov 11, 2013 09:14 AM


                                            Plus, the miso soup seems to help alleviate the headaches I get. 'Tho I'm a real cheap date and after 2 pints I'm out. But the wife ..... drinks like a fish.

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                                              youareabunny Nov 11, 2013 09:16 AM

                                              Mexican anything

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                                                srodriguez Nov 11, 2013 09:41 AM

                                                oh man, where to start?! I guess my go to's are usually pizza, whether it be from a local spot or delivery from Dominos or grilled cheese. Basically anything with cheese will do!

                                                1. biondanonima Nov 11, 2013 09:52 AM

                                                  Taco Bell is awesome, or better yet, tacos from Jack in the Box. Those things are SO disgusting but SO good. Pizza or carby Chinese (cold sesame noodles, greasy lo mein, etc.) are also fabulous. Cheese fries and Buffalo wings (together), largely because this is what I ate in college. Also, when in Germany, as lingua mentioned: Doener kebab.

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                                                    SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 10:04 AM

                                                    I've never been lucky enough to have a Jack in the Box taco. I remember a thread on here about them a little awhile ago. I've been to JITB and used to live close to one, but I had no idea at the time that I needed to be trying their tacos.

                                                    1. re: SaraAshley
                                                      512window Nov 11, 2013 11:40 AM

                                                      They're horrible but really addictive. They have this strange metallic taste that somehow is essential to the experience.

                                                      These days I try to make it home instead of hitting up the fast food places, so my munchies are whatever is in the frig. If there's nothing acceptable, then I make a pb&j. Which is always acceptable.

                                                      1. re: 512window
                                                        SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 11:45 AM

                                                        Metallic?? And this is a good thing? I'm really going to have try these at some point.

                                                        1. re: SaraAshley
                                                          LotusRapper Nov 11, 2013 11:47 AM

                                                          Daily intake of essential minerals ?

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                                                            SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                            I guess that's one way to look at it.

                                                    2. re: biondanonima
                                                      TroyTempest Nov 12, 2013 07:18 AM

                                                      Seconding the JIB tacos. And at 2 for a buck the price is right.
                                                      but you pay later...

                                                      1. re: TroyTempest
                                                        jrvedivici Nov 12, 2013 07:30 AM

                                                        Can anyone explain to me whose Cherrio's JIB pissed in, in New Jersey in the late 70's?

                                                        I remember them being in NJ when I was a child but then they exited the NJ market and I never knew why? Anybody? Anybody? Buehler.........Buehler.......

                                                    3. KaimukiMan Nov 11, 2013 12:13 PM

                                                      Anything greasy and salty - basically any form of fast/drive thru food. Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger and Onion Rings with lots of ketchup. Of course being drunk, it has to be ordered by the designated driver who has to be cajoled into going to the drive thru because their common sense is still mostly intact and they know we will regret the whole thing in the morning.

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                                                        SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 12:28 PM

                                                        Or you make your cab driver take you, further running up the fare because it is never a quick a trip with 5 drunk people all trying to order, figuring out what they want, everyone trying to get their money together. Umm yeah, no.

                                                        1. re: SaraAshley
                                                          KaimukiMan Nov 12, 2013 07:44 AM

                                                          buy him a munchie meal, maybe he'll put the flag on pause.

                                                      2. suzigirl Nov 11, 2013 12:57 PM

                                                        Waffle House ham and cheddar eggs with raisin toast or a plate of there hash browns with the chili, ham, extra jalepenos,, onions and cheese
                                                        Denny's french fries with cheddar and bacon dipped in ranch or a half order of nachos
                                                        Microwave burrito
                                                        Doritos dipped in Frito lays bean dip or nacho cheese
                                                        Taco Bell just about anything but meximelt or nachos come to mind
                                                        McDonald's FOF or a chicken nugget happy meal
                                                        Fried eggs cooked in butter and burnt toast
                                                        Papa Johns with whatever toppings everyone agrees on and extra cheese and sauce.

                                                        That about covers my drunk eats I think. It has been a while since i went out and got drunk food though. Between the cab, the cover, the drinks and the chow it gets expensive. But now and then ya gotta party.

                                                        1. jrvedivici Nov 11, 2013 01:33 PM

                                                          After reading many of these responses I've come to realize Sara specifically mentioned "Favorite Drunk Munchies", however there can be other forms of munchies rather than Drunk ones.

                                                          Not that I'm condoning this, but I was on the forefront of the medical marijuana movement. I was in my late teens and early 20's at the time and my approach, unlike so many others at the time, was using marijuana as a medical preventative measure. So I smoked a lot of pot, lot's and lot's of it and guess what.......I've never gotten any serious ailments!! Can't argue with the medical evidence!

                                                          So anyway......people of Chow do your munchies vary if they are Drunk vs. "Other" munchies?

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                                                            linguafood Nov 11, 2013 01:37 PM

                                                            I get a little sugar-crazy, sadly. And I'm generally not much of a sweetie '-).

                                                            1. re: linguafood
                                                              jrvedivici Nov 11, 2013 01:39 PM

                                                              Awwwww lingua I think your a fuck'n sweetie!!

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                                                              MonMauler Nov 11, 2013 06:33 PM

                                                              Nah, I'm drunk and high most of the time, and I eat what I like. Tonight I'm making chicken fajitas. I haven't decided if I'm gonna make these fries, too, or if I should throw them back in the bath until morning. Another beer and a bowl will help me decide, I'm sure.

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                                                                Meowzerz Nov 11, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                Hehehe, as someone who partook in my own fair share of drinking and smoking, I think I have a theory about what munchies I prefer depending on my state of mind.

                                                                Drunk: pizza, taco bell, anything salty/cheesy, I tend to wolf this down.

                                                                High: a really nice piece of fruit. Or some italian ice. An iced cappucino. And I'm much more thoughtful about eating while high and savor the tastes much more (as opposed to drunken eating)

                                                                I've said too much! haha :-X

                                                                1. re: Meowzerz
                                                                  LotusRapper Nov 11, 2013 08:36 PM

                                                                  Alright, we weren't gonna publish the YT video of you, but it's just too good to pass up:


                                                                2. re: jrvedivici
                                                                  SaraAshley Nov 11, 2013 09:11 PM

                                                                  I am a good Catholic girl. I would know nothing about what you're speaking of.

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                                                                    Gastronomos Nov 12, 2013 04:19 AM

                                                                    "Only the Good die young"

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                                                                      jrvedivici Nov 12, 2013 05:59 AM

                                                                      I just might be immortal!

                                                                      1. re: Gastronomos
                                                                        SaraAshley Nov 12, 2013 06:08 AM

                                                                        I prefer coke.

                                                                        1. re: SaraAshley
                                                                          jrvedivici Nov 12, 2013 07:02 AM

                                                                          I'm sure you mean diet coke to maintain that girlish figure of yours.

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                                                                            SaraAshley Nov 12, 2013 07:11 AM

                                                                            I'm pretty sure either one would do the trick.

                                                                        2. re: Gastronomos
                                                                          LotusRapper Nov 12, 2013 08:50 AM

                                                                          That was Virginia ....

                                                                        3. re: SaraAshley
                                                                          Meowzerz Nov 12, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                          I, too, am a good Catholic girl ;-)

                                                                        4. re: jrvedivici
                                                                          MamasCooking Nov 12, 2013 09:50 PM

                                                                          If it was *other* munchies....in my case I could not stop eating. Eating to the point of popping because everything suddenly tastes soooo good:)I would eat anything available.But if my appetite is stimulated by alcohol just a few bites or nibbles will do it for me of some proteins cheese.....salami....nuts.

                                                                        5. Ttrockwood Nov 11, 2013 03:00 PM

                                                                          When i'm just buzzed i just want a bite or two of whatever you ordered since i'm not actually hungry.
                                                                          When i'm wobbly on my feet i'll have the cabbie drop me off in front of the pizza place around the corner (they're always open!) and i get their pillowy garlic knots with marinara.
                                                                          If i can't deal with garlic a mug of cereal.
                                                                          If it's so late its early i have the 24hr diner deliver pancakes and a side of hash browns i save for the next morning.

                                                                          1. emglow101 Nov 11, 2013 08:34 PM

                                                                            After quaffing a bottle of wine and some beers. I always enjoy a bowl of pistachios. Then I'm ready to post on Chowhound.

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                                                                              kewpie Nov 12, 2013 07:37 AM

                                                                              emglow101- best post since the banana board !!!!

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                                                                              Bkeats Nov 12, 2013 11:09 AM

                                                                              Favorite drunk munchies? blink..blink...blink... I don't remember.... I was drunk....so I can't remember.... its always so embarrassing the next day when you can't remember the name of the dish you had the night before....there were these crumbs on my clothes but I don't recall where they came from...

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                                                                                TroyTempest Nov 12, 2013 11:40 AM

                                                                                Who's wine? What wine? Where the hell did you dine?

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                                                                                AdamD Nov 13, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                                                Domino's pizza with bacon and onions dipped in ranch dressing

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                                                                                  flavrmeistr Nov 13, 2013 11:45 AM

                                                                                  7-Eleven microwave chili dogs. The gold standard for drunk food. Taco Bell can go to hell.

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                                                                                    jrvedivici Nov 13, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                                                    7-Eleven microwave chili dogs, after a night of drinking? Dear God bless your stomach!

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                                                                                      flavrmeistr Nov 13, 2013 01:11 PM

                                                                                      What do I care? I'm drunk!

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                                                                                      AdamD Nov 13, 2013 01:21 PM

                                                                                      Back in the day it would be a truckstopper and a blue raspberry slurpee!

                                                                                    3. Atomic76 Nov 13, 2013 01:22 PM

                                                                                      The Frisco Melt combo at Steak & Shake, with Onion Rings instead of fries.

                                                                                      Gyros. There was an after hours joint near me that sold these (and stayed open till 5:30 am serving liquor, illegally of course). And I would always go there hammered, and get them along with a side of fried clam strips.

                                                                                      I'm also very fond of greasy diner omelettes and home fries at 3am, when I'm trashed.

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                                                                                        kcshigekawa Nov 13, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                        Back in my wasted youth ( and I'm being quite literal here...), it would be the fried clam strips at HoJo's

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                                                                                          jeanmarieok Nov 13, 2013 03:58 PM

                                                                                          Chili dogs (that greek hotdog chili) and french fries with gravy.

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                                                                                            Kashmirgirl Nov 13, 2013 04:11 PM

                                                                                            tacos or buffalo wings

                                                                                            1. LotusRapper Nov 13, 2013 07:28 PM


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