Bracket Battle of Campus Eats: The March Madness of Food

March Madness brings out the best rivalries in college basketball. But college rivalries go far beyond the court’s end line. Check out our top picks for college town eats as rival dishes go head-to-head.
By: Matt Dominguez

March Madness brings out the best rivalries in college basketball. But college rivalries go far beyond the court’s end line. Check out our top picks for college town eats as rival dishes go head-to-head.

UCLA Ice Cream Sandwich vs. UC Berkeley Top Dog Frankfurter

Diddy Riese Ice Cream Samdwich UCLA

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Diddy Riese's ice cream sandwiches are a must-have at UCLA. Select your starting ice cream sandwich roster from the best lineup of cookie varieties and ice cream flavors.

The Top Dog UC Berkley

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This New York classic has become a favorite in Berkeley, Calif. Top your favorite frankfurter or knockwurst with tangy sauerkraut and homemade Russian mustard, and you’ve got a winner.

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University of Michigan: Triple-Play Reuben vs. Michigan State: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Triple Play Reuben University of Michigan

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Go big or go home with this sandwich. The UMich Rueben gives you a double dose of meat and cheese, with pastrami, corned beef, Swiss and Jarslberg.

Melting Moments Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Michigan State

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Get pumped up before the big game with a boozy ice cream cookie sandwich at Michigan State. Spike vanilla ice cream with bourbon, then sandwich it between fresh chocolate chip cookies for a slam dunk dessert.

Duke University: Greek Devil Gyro vs. UNC Chapel Hill: Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit

Greek Devil Gyro Duke

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The Greek Devil Food Truck is known for bringing Greek classics to Duke. With a mouthwatering gyro topped with creamy tzatziki sauce, how can you lose?

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit UNC

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Chicken and biscuits is a Southern classic, and this sandwich from UNC is no exception. Celebrate your team’s victory with a soul food favorite.

Harvard University: The Viagra Burger vs. Princeton University: Phat Lady

Viagra Burger Harvard

Rise to the occasion on game day with The Viagra Burger from Harvard. This juicy burger topped with a tangy homemade blue cheese dressing will keep you going into overtime.

The Phat Lady Princeton

No trip through New Jersey would be complete without a hoagie. But the Phat Lady at Princeton University takes home the championship, with mozzarella sticks and french fries piled high on top of a cheese steak.

Who do you think will win these food feuds? Comment below and let us know your bracket picks.

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