Posts Tagged ‘best college eats’

The Final Four: Game-Changing Flavors

Carolina-Style Barbecue

As the clock counts down to the Final Four games of March Madness this weekend, it’s time to turn your attention to the spread … the snack spread, that is. With college basketball teams from Washington, Oregon, North Carolina and South Carolina facing off on Saturday, will your party playbook favor the flavors of the Pacific Northwest or the cuisines of the Carolinas? Looking to both regions for inspiration, we’ve rounded up a roster of winning recipes.


The Carolinas

Saucy Barbecue

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Best College Eats: The Championship Game

We’re down to the final two competitors in our Best College Eats tournament, and this championship game is guaranteed to be messy. We’ve got Marquette University and the Real Chili Restaurant serving up a sloppy, satisfying chili-topped bowl of spaghetti taking on Baylor University and  Vitek’s BBQ, who is dishing up the restaurant’s famous Gut Pak, a fully-loaded plate of corn chips topped with brisket, sausage, beans and so much more.

Which of these two gut-busters will be named the Best College Eat? Vote for your favorite below.

Note: Voting for the championship round will last longer with the polls closing Friday, April 5th, at 5pm ET.

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What Makes a College Eat the Best?

In honor of March Madness, we searched out the top 32 Best College Eats from campuses around the nation. Now we’re pitting them against each other, bracket style, to see which dish will come out on top.

During our research, though, we noticed some similarities between the dishes that kept coming up as college students’ favorites. After some careful analysis (and sampling of the dishes) we identified these key elements when cooking up a Best College Eat:

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Sifted: Your Next Cookie Recipe + Light and Bright Dinner Ideas

Brown Sugar Easter Cookies by TLT

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. It’s time to take out your cute Easter cookie cutters and make TLT’s cinnamon brown sugar cookies. These sparkly chick-shaped treats are almost too cute to eat.
  2. Diane Abroad’s roasted Brussels sprout and coconut bowl is a feel-good meal to make at home ASAP.
  3. Desperate for springtime? Hang in there. Shutterbean’s goat cheese and arugula pizza will help.
  4. If you like pecans, almonds, coconut and honey, Sparkle and Stir’s homemade granola bars are just for you. Tell us: What is your favorite granola bar combo?
  5. Craving something light for dinner? This recipe for cashew chicken lettuce wraps by Alaska From Scratch is just the ticket.

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Meet Darrell Butler, Creator of the Fat Darrell Sandwich

After spending months collecting information from all of the restaurants featured in our Bracket Battle: Best College Eats tournament (not to mention sampling every single recipe that came out of the test kitchen), I wanted to figure out how something like the Fat Darrell — a huge sandwich loaded with mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, marinara sauce and French fries — came to be. Who thinks of piling all of the best late night snacks together in one sandwich? A hungry college kid, that’s who.

Late-night inspiration came to Darrell Butler at Rutgers University in the form of the Fat Darrell sandwich, which was named as the Best Sandwich in the country by Maxim magazine in 2004 and has been featured on Paula’s Party, Man vs. Food and even The New York Times.

I recently caught up with him to find out more about how the Fat Darrell came to be.

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