Last bite at the end of the night


(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

It’s Friday night, and although you may have lost your roommates or cell phone and the bouncers are trying to get everyone out of the club, your are still not convinced that the night is officially over. Walking home, your brain clues into your stomach. All the foods in your fridge are not greasy enough to satisfy your drunken desire. The question is where are the best places to go and what options of food are open late at night? Do not fret! This list contains five delicious food spots to end your night of drunken hookups or one too many jagerbombs.

Pizza Maniac (220 King St. N.)
I’m not normally one for lines however, Pizza Maniac is a line I am always willing to endure after a night out. Pizza Maniac is famous for their walk-in special: an extra-large pizza with one topping for only $6.99. They are open until 3:30 a.m. everyday except for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when it’s open until 2:30 a.m.

Smoke’s Poutinerie (255 King St. N.)
One of the newer additions to the late night food scene in Waterloo, Smokes has been a popular Canadian company choice for many years in other cities. What better way to end your night than by indulging in the Quebec classic of fries lathered in curds and gravy? Whether you want to choose from the 20 core items or make your own, Smokes has endless options to satisfy any craving. The prices are unbeatable with a traditional poutine being $5.99 for a small and $7.99 for a large. Smoke’s is open until 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday, to cater to all you people who stay at the bars until close.

Burrito Boyz (258 King St N.)
Oh Burrito, Boyz. Thanks for satisfying my drunken cravings for some Mexican spice. Burrito Boyz is open till 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday and specializes in burritos (obviously), offering over fourteen Mexican-inspired toppings. Whether you want a steak, veggie-soy or another mouth-watering alternative, no burrito exceeds $10. However, I must warn you, don’t make the same mistake as me and think in your drunken state that you are hardcore enough to handle their XXX hot sauce. Drunk or not, it is really hot.

Frat Burger (247 King St. N.)
There is a reason Frat Burger is always packed; they know how to make kick-ass food. It doesn’t get much better than fries, burgers and milkshakes. The burgers are only $4.99 however if you want extras like caramelized onions, a fried egg or blue cheese (to name a few), it’ll be extra. A sobering fact is that all their food comes from local farms, so while we get to eat delicious burgers, we get to support our friendly farmer neighbours. Frat Burger is open Thursday-Saturday until 3:30 a.m. for all of you who want your burger done the right way.

Sonny’s Drive-In (256 Weber St. N.)
Since Mel’s no longer exists, another diner has been able to fill that void.  Sonny’s Drive-In has the classic diner appeal and looks as if it has been taken straight out of George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. Sonny’s has been around since 1965, and continues serving their customers delicious food including their famous fish and chips. Sonny’s is open till 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday and is the perfect option for all of you who are craving some traditional diner grub. Especially those who are bacon enthusiasts.

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