UIUC students choose Chambana for four years because of (semi) Big Ten sports, campus bars, and the many food options. We recognize these ideals, and we have decided to combine all three of these things into the 2017 UIUC Drunk Food Bracket – the only bracket Illini will see this year.
Over the next month, The Black Sheep will be releasing this poll to get your votes on which Chambana drunk food spot is the best. In the end, there will be one winner, and even a prize for the campus’ drunk food champion. Voting ends Friday at 4 p.m. CST so you better get voting!
The Green Street Division:
1.) Wingin’ Out:
A variety of chicken wings, milkshakes, and French fries make for the perfect dive to hit up late at night. The fact that Wingin’ Out is a dangerous cross of the street away from The Red Lion makes it arguably the top drunk food place at UIUC.
A dark horse in this bracket mostly due to the fact that Cracked is relying on its reputation for this tournament. Home to egg burritos and tater tots, Cracked was a popping food truck. Now it will be seen how it does as a restaurant in the former home of campus-favorite Antonio’s.
It’s basically Panda Express, except you’re drunk and it’s you just finished your hookup. Chopstix is clutch because of its late-night delivery and reasonably at-par Chinese food.
4.) Papa D’s:
Papa D’s offers late-night food specials that will satisfy your stomach, but the club in the basement makes for a diminished eating experience upstairs.
The Rest of Campus Division:
1.) Fat Sandwich:
Saying you’d like a “Fat MILF” anywhere on campus may get you slapped in the face – or not. At Fat Sandwich, saying you’d like a “Fat MILF” and having your friends eating Mac N’ Cheese bites with you will make you a happy drunkard.
2.) Merry Ann’s:
A campus icon, Merry Ann’s never closes and serves all of your favorites all day long for a very college-student friendly price. The downside of Merry Ann’s is the trek past the Krannert Center all the way to the restaurant, which may even require an Uber from most bars.
A mix of pizza, empanadas, sandwiches, and even salads should satisfy the pickiest of drunk eaters. Similar to its first-round matchup, Manolo’s is not close to the life of campus, but is definitely worth it since it’s open until 2 in the morning.
4.) Insomnia Cookies:
Every UIUC freshman has had their mom deliver a box of Insomnia to their dorm room to fill the void of being lonely at college. Insomnia fills other voids throughout an Illini’s four years, but they only have cookies and ice cream, which may not be enough options for some drunk students.
WATCH: We interviewed drunk people on Unofficial. Did not disappoint.