New York, NY
Favorite food: Burrito
"After a good long night of hitting the sauce and listening to music, I head to Zaragoza Deli in the East Village for what's currently my favorite late-night food spot. The menu changes just about every day, but in a perfect world they make me their roasted goat burrito every night. If I'm lucky, they even have some extra goat liver cooking too, which is their son and mine's favorite. It's a damn brick of a burrito so bring a date or an appetite. It's not unusual to walk in at 4am to what appears to be people dancing to traditional Pueblan music. Fortunately for me, it's located just a hop, skip, and a stumble away from my peaceful alleyway abode."
Favorite food: Fried chicken or tortilla pizza
"My go-to drinking food in Portland is the fried chicken and JoJos at the Reel M' Inn. It's maybe the best dive bar ever. There's a pool table, a jukebox, and Big Buck Hunter. And fried chicken. And one bartender handles all drinks and all kitchen duties. It's amazing. The best thing, though, is the grip of sauces that they give to you with your fried chicken. I'm strictly a Frank's RedHot and ranch person myself. But it's good to know you have options.
"When I'm at home, my go-to is tortilla pizza. I've got that dialed in pretty well at this point. Basically, you use the tortilla as the crust for the pizza but there's lots of things you can do to crisp up the bottom with a little extra fat, and then you run it under the broiler to give it a nice browning on top. I actually recently made a tortilla pizza that was filled with bits of chicken Parm. I rolled it up so it became a little bit like a chicken Parm burrito. It was delicious."
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Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist, and went through a pretty intense tater tots phase in college. Follow her to frozen snacks at @kristin_hunt.