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The Best Drunk Food We Have To Offer, Ranked

No matter how sensibly you eat most of the time, all rules and best intentions go out the door when it comes to drunk food. That’s the whole point of drunk food, right? It’s got to be salty, greasy, heavy and delicious enough to absorb all that, uh, liquid courage you imbibed while psyching yourself up to talk to your crush at the party. So here’s the best drunk food Latinos have perfected, RANKED. Because if there’s one thing we at Mitú love more than snacks, it’s drama.


15. A plate of spaghetti con salchichas y ketchú because, after all, you’re DRUNK.

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Why it’s awesome: Because you’re drunk. And because nothing goes together quite like fried greasiness and carbs.

And yet… 

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14. Salchipapas

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Why they’re awesome: I mean. Fries. Need we say more?

And yet… Fries are also just fine plain. Plus, if the “salchi” part of your salchipapa equation isn’t made just right, you’re left with a mound of soggy tube meat on soggy potatoes, and we think you deserve better than that.


13. Just a Plain Ol’ Tortilla Con Sal

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Why they’re awesome: A tortilla with sal is a classic you can make at home! That way, you can drunkenly spend too much money on online shopping instead of food.

And yet… It’s just not decadent and greasy enough to be a truly satisfying drunk food. Y’know?


12. Papa Rellena

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Why they’re awesome: They’re like next-level mash potatoes, a portable version of a whole meal, and they’re so little and round and cute.

And yet… SOME people like to sneak olives and/or raisins into this situation, and we’re not sure how to feel about it. Also, no mounds of cheese.


11. Danger Dogs

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Why they’re awesome: An L.A. institution (which you can also find in other cities, sure) often found outside of nightclubs and music venues, danger dogs are hot dogs wrapped in bacon and topped with all sorts of goodness. They’re salty, greasy, smoky and the perfect food when you’re completely wasted.

And yet… (Diarrhea.)


10. Mozzarepas

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Why they’re awesome: Like. Cornbread and cheese. How can you not go wrong with grease paired with more grease?

And yet… They’re the watered-down version of traditional arepas. (Which you should eat when sober, so you can appreciate their full glory.) (Also, give me a bite.)


9. Shucos Gautemaltecos

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Why they’re awesome: You know how people love to argue about whether a hot dog is a sandwich? Well, it’s not. EXCEPT when it’s in the glorious form of a shuco guatemalteco. With everything on it.

And yet… Try to eat one without having most of it drop onto your lap. We’ll wait. See? Now you’re wearing it.


8. Croquetas

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Why they’re awesome: Easily portable morsels of breaded and fried goodness? WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE???

And yet… Look, chances are, if you’re eating these drunk, you’re gettin’ ’em at the end of the day. Do you know what happens to a croqueta that isn’t fresh? The dreaded “breading separation,” wherein the breaded portion slowly draws away from the center, making for a stale-tasting, less than ideal gastronomic experience.


7. Pão de Queijo

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Why they’re awesome: They’re adorable, and they combine the two best things in all the world: Bread. And cheese.

And yet… They’re not as easy to find in the U.S. as we’d like.


6. Buñuelos Colombianos

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Why they’re awesome: Same as above.

And yet… SAME AS ABOVE. Seriously, these need to more readily accessible for all our drunk snacking needs.


5. Frita

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Why they’re awesome: If you thought there was no way to improve a hamburger, you’ve obviously never met a frita. CHORIZO AND TEENY LITTLE FRIES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER.

And yet… They’re not so portable that they’re easy to eat 12 of while inebriated, which is an important factor when choosing the perfect drunk food.


4. Tacos

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Why they’re awesome: Because they’re tacos. Duh. Portable meat and veggies in a warm tortilla, delivered straight to your face. Buy them from from a truck at 3 in the morning, and they’re the perfect drunk food.

And yet… Spillage can be an issue, particularly if your motor skills are impaired after a night of revelry.


3. Tequeños

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Why they’re awesome: They’re like mozzarella sticks, but… Better? They’re enveloped in a dense, buttery goodness that will make you renounce most other cheese-related snack foods for being inferior.

And yet… Um. They might burn you if they’re too hot? Can’t really see any other downside to them.


2. Empanadas

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Why they’re awesome: Because they’re pillows full of goodness, which is extra good when you’re liable to take a lil’ drunk nap.

And yet… ?????????


1. Pupusas

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Why they’re awesome: Because they’re everything you love in a tender little fried pocket, and pockets are cute.

And yet… We’ve been thinking about this for a week now. There is literally no downside to pupusas. We have our winner.


READ: 13 Things We’re Better at When We’re Drunk

Did we miss your favorite drunk food? Do you disagree with our list and want to yell at us? Do you think we’re drunk food geniuses? Let us know.

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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

Dana Hutchings, 41, entered a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game in 2019. He choked and died during the contest and now his son has filed a lawsuit against the baseball team.

The son of a man who died from a taco eating contest is suing for wrongful death.

Dana Hutchings, 41, died after choking during a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game. His son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that the event organizers were not equipped to host the event. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that the organizers failed to provide a medical response team.

“People say all the time he knew what he was getting into, well clearly he didn’t,” Martin Taleisnik, an attorney representing Hutchings’ son, Marshall told CBS17.

Marshall and his attorney are pushing back at the notion that Dana should have known better.

People have sounded off on social media criticizing the family for filing the lawsuit. Yet, the family and their attorney are calling attention to the lack of information given to contestants.

“If you don’t know all the pitfalls, how can you truly be consenting and participating freely and voluntarily? It’s a risk that resulted in a major loss to Marshall,” Taleisnik told CBS17.

Dana’s family is seeking a monetary settlement from the Fresno Grizzlies owners.

The wrongful death lawsuit names Fresno Sports and Events as the responsible party. The lawsuit also notes that alcohol was made available to contestants and added to the likelihood of the tragedy.

“We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away. The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings,” a statement from the Fresno Grizzlies read after the death in 2019. “The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Culture

A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

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Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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