Thursday, November 20, 2008

KU vs. NU


Although I could argue that University of Kansas basketball possesses more prestige than University of Nebraska football, I know better than to make that argument in front of my wife. She's a NU grad who would banish me to the couch for making such a claim, so let's steer clear of debates about prestige and tradition. Let's talk food. Who has the better food?

At KU's Allen Field House, you can grab a slice of Pizza Hut pizza:


At NU's Memorial Stadium, you can grab a slice of Valentino's pizza:

In the pizza department, I'd say it is a draw.

At KU you can grab a mediocre BBQ sandwich from Bum Steer BBQ, but at NU you can grab a Runza sandwich, a savory blend of onions, cabbage, and meat wrapped in a pillow of dough.


I give the advantage to NU in the sandwich department.

At KU you get the run of the mill hot dog, but at NU you can get a Fairbury Stadium Dog:
Advantage: NU

At KU you can get Dippin' Dots, a culinary concoction that I don't understand. At NU you can get a fresh waffle cone with a scoop or two of ice cream straight from the campus creamery. Having a great agricultural program has its perks.

Advantage: NU

I think, you can see the direction this is headin'. If you want to enjoy some good food while you watch a game, travel to Lincoln, Nebraska.

What college has the best stadium food? This question begs to be researched.

take care,
muddywaters

PS . . . I still can't wrap my brain around the notion that basketball has started. In my mind it's still football season.

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

Ryan Field (formerly Dyche Stadium), of course! Home to the Northwestern Wildcats and located in my old neighborhood - Evanston, Chicago's North Shore - you can get Chicago hot dogs, cheese-stuffed pretzels and Goose Island Beer. Not much of a team, but a fun, fun scene.

Steve O' said...

Not a college stadium, but Boog's BBQ Pit at Camden Yards is my all time favorite. Worth the trip and putting up with East Coast traffic just for a sandwich.

muddywaters said...

Marilyn: Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind when I do my tour of Big Ten football stadiums.

Goose Island Beer would be a great luxury to have at a game.

If fans wouldn't get rowdy, I'd recommend serving Free State Beer at Jayhawk games.

Steve: I've been to Camden Yards once, and I'm sampled Boog's BBQ. Good stuff. I also like Camden because you can get great crab cakes.

Anonymous said...

Good weekend for mid west football! Kansas and Nebraska both pulled wins out of the hat.