It's game day! After a couple of hours of tailgating with your friends, you all decide to head over to the Dome. After all, you have to defend 'Cuse's title as the college with the most school spirit.
You walk in and smell deliciously, greasy, salty food and you instantly get distracted from the game by your drunchies.
You make a hard right to the concession stand instead of the student section and the moment has come to make a game-time decision. What do you order?
No trip to the Carrier Dome is complete without Dome-chos. They might seem like regular nachos (and they probably are) but they just taste better when you're wearing orange. There's room for two dipping options, salsa or "cheese", and you can add jalapeños if you want to get spicy. Although these are meant to be split between multiple people, I know nobody who voluntarily shares their nachos.
You either like hot dogs or you don't, there is no in-between. If you're normal and therefore a hot dog lover, the Dome's dogs are no joke. They use a Hofmann frank (created and born in Syracuse!) and allow you to create your own unique hot dog masterpiece with all the toppings.
#SpoonTip: Add chili. Just do it.
Maybe you want the nacho "cheese" but you don't want a crunchy chip to dip in it. You can order salt with a side of soft pretzel. A no-fail option that is sure to soak up some of that alcohol in your stomach.
Nothing tastes better than a bag of artificial-butter soaked popcorn. Two pieces of advice if you choose to order this: buy some water and grab all the napkins in the napkin holder.
There's a reason pizza is most people's drunk food of choice. A big, warm slice of 'za is just too satisfying to pass up (even if it started as a frozen block of dough and cheese).
I don't know if you knew this yet, but it snows in Syracuse. Like a lot. When your fingers are consistently frozen, a nice hot cup of cocoa is all you need to separate your thumb from your index finger.
Soft-Serve Ice Cream
A frozen treat might seem contradictory, given that Syracuse is the #1 snowiest College in America. But a sweet-tooth wants what a sweet-tooth wants — and that's ice cream.
If you didn't have time to go to the tailgate or you just want to keep the party going, a nice cold beer will solve your problem. Beer and sports are like peas and carrots (Forrest Gump anyone?) and with 8 different brands to choose from, you can't go wrong. After all, anything is better than that beer-water from the tailgate.