Best Campus Blackout Restaurants: Gainesville
The University of Florida in Gainseville is one of the largest schools in the nation. Boasting a formidable athletic program, Florida is constantly in the spotlight for football, basketball, baseball, and nearly every other NCAA sport. With so many major victories throughout the year, Gators find plenty of excuses to party hard.
When the students of Florida do party, there is only one spot in many people’s minds to grab late-night, bowel-busting fare. Munchies 420, located across the street from campus, provides delicious food to students. Munchies 420 is perfect for the inebriated college kid – good food, fair prices, and provides delivery if you’re too far gone to make the hike. So, what makes this place such a must-visit after an alcohol-filled evening out?
Munchies 420 offers “Fat Sandwiches,” similar to Big Bite in Austin, including the “Fat Daddy” loaded with hamburger, cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and condiments. Another popular sandwich is the “Fat Sandy,” which is loaded with two cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, onion hoops, mozzarella sticks, and chicken fingers. One of the biggest draws to Munchies 420, though, is the “10 Fire-in-Your-Hole Wing Challenge,” featured on Man Vs. Food. Complete this challenge in under 10 minutes, and you get your picture on the “Wall of Pain.” If unsuccessful, though, your picture instead goes on the “Wall of Shame.” It has been said 95% of people utterly fail the 10-wing challenge. Man Vs. Food host Adam Richman has said these wings were “the hottest thing (he’s) ever tasted,” and failed in his attempt to win. Coming from a man whose job it is to eat, you know it’s going to be rough.
Next time you’re down in Florida, be sure to check out Munchies 420. A great environment, great food, and a challenge to your manhood await inside this popular, late-night, blacked out destination. If you’re ever partying in Sarasota, be sure to check out the original, although the Gainesville location is the superior spot.
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