Food For After Homecoming

When Homecoming comes around everyone tends to have a hard time deciding what to eat after the classic tailgating and game.

By the time the Bison game has completely ended and you have cheered all the way through, screaming and doing our choreographed dances, you are most likely starving. This is when you need to refuel, to fill that stomach (possibly already full of alcohol) with food.

Depending on what type of vibe you want, there are many different places you can go to after the game.

I have complied a list of family oriented, late night munchies and overall good well-known places in Fargo where you can fill your stomach with good food. Whether you know about these places or not, having a list can help you remember the positives about these different restaurants.

Here is a list of some different places in Fargo that can help ease your indecisiveness.

1. Applebee’s

Shocked this made the list? So am I, but with half price appetizers from 3-6 p.m. and 9-close, you’ll be able to leave the game, have some nice appetizers or splurge by getting a drink or two, all while not feel bad about the end cost.  My personal favorite is the classic appetizer, Chicken Quesadillas, especially because it could be considered a full meal depending on how hungry you are.

2. Insomnia Cookies

This place is perfect for those nights when you have a sweet tooth at one in the morning. Whether its Homecoming night and you just left the bars or had a couple of drinks with some friends and need that drunk snack that we all crave, Insomnia Cookies has you covered — or at least until 3 a.m. when they close. That’s right, you read that correctly. You can solve your cravings in no time. Insomnia Cookies also serves ice cream, giving you the option of a cookie ice cream sandwich or cookies a la mode, all at the wee hours of the night. Also, they deliver, so if you have had one too many you can order online.

3. Herd & Horns

This is an obvious answer when talking about restaurants and bars in Fargo. Any NDSU student knows Herd & Horns is a hot spot, especially for a

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weekend like Homecoming. If you are looking for the typical college vibe and a place to hang out with your fellow Bison fans, friends and students, this is the place to go. Plus, if you are looking for a bar that your under 21-year-old friends can hang out with your 21-year-old self, then this is perfect because it is open to all ages at all times. Also, if you were unable to get tickets to the Homecoming game, this will be the perfect spot to watch the game while munching on food, drinking with friends and fellow Bison fans, while cheering on your NDSU football team through the TV.

4. Drunken Noodle

This is a good East Asian place open late at night. What if you go straight to an after-Homecoming party and are starving later? There is nothing to worry, because Drunken Noodle is open until the late hours of the night for your eating pleasure. You also won’t have to deal with the loudness of a bar and can also enjoy sushi at 1 a.m.

5. King House Buffet

This is the vibe you want if your family is in town for Homecoming. If your family decided to join you for the game and you are looking for a low-key, family oriented restaurant, this Chinese buffet is a good one. Plus, they have a student discount, so if you have your ID you’ll be able to save a few dollars. This is a go to place for their wontons and green string beans, not to mention all the other options that their buffet provides.

6. Spicy Pie

You saw this one coming. Another place to cure your late-night hunger, this time with pizza. They have so many different locations for your convenience. Whether you are downtown bar hopping or living in the dorms at NDSU, there is one right by you. Delivery is also an option, so either way it is convenient. But normally around Homecoming you want to be out and about, strolling the town and people watching, so go ahead and go get pizza as you watch people drunkenly walk home.

7. Sweeto Burrito

This is another well-known restaurant, so you must be thinking I am just listing off places I have driven by, but I am telling you The All-American burrito is definitely a favorite. Keep in mind, this restaurant is not open as late as the others, so use this as a dinner option and keep others as a late night option.

Homecoming is about celebrating Bison Pride, which means spending money to celebrate. If you’re looking to save money while celebrating go to Applebee’s or King House Buffet for dinner and then spend some extra money for the late-night munchies by going to Insomnia Cookies. If you have been preparing to splurge and spend money all month for Homecoming, well then that is a whole other story. My advice is use Sweeto Burrito or Spicy Pie (even though they’re open late at night, they’re still a nice dinner too) as a dinner and then one of the others that are open later as a late-night snack.

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