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Too Many Cooks: Our Favorite Bar Snacks

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

Sometimes we like to sit down at home to a wholesome dinner or go out for a three-course meal on a special occasion. Other times, we want to sit somewhere dark, sip on a tasty beverage, and eat something that's probably not a salad. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

So this week, in the spirit of life's simple, lower-brow pleasures, we asked:

What's your favorite bar snack? 

And what about you? Do you reach for the potato chips? That questionable bowl of nuts? Or do you go all out and get a burger? (Burgers totally count as snacks.) Tell us in the comments!

Beatrice: Beer, hot house-made pretzels with coarse ground mustard, and fried pickles!! 

Lauren: Chips and salsa, unless I am back in Quebec, then poutine!

Michael: Fried calamari, please. (...unless there are dumplings around. In that case I'll have dumplings.)


Christina: Tortilla chips and fresh guac -- I could eat it all night long. 

Jennifer: Salty nuts and olives!

Ryan: A hot beer cheese with some crusty bread! I'll skip the entree and just go with a second order. 

Stephanie: I'm going to have to play the Canada card too and go with poutine.


Marian: I'll go for a good beer and a plate of fries any day. Extra points for sweet potato fries.

BretteOysters! And hot soft pretzels!

Amanda Li: I second Christina's tortilla chips and guac!

Kenzi: Deviled eggs. So many deviled eggs.

Will: Fried pickles. All day. Or should I say all night? Also, chips not spears.

Maddy: I love a good basket of freshly made tortilla chips and medium-hot salsa.


Merrill: Fried chickpeas!

Karl: Waffle fries with catsup, or sweet potato fries with spicy mayo. Lots of salt!

Kristen: I have a soft spot for chili fries -- it's like poutine, but burlier. U.S.A.!

Looking to do more with your beer than simply drink it? We've got 10 ways to cook with your favorite brew -- just make sure to crack open a cold one while your stews simmer and your bread bakes.

Tell us: what are your favorite bar snacks?

Tags: Food52 Life, Too Many Cooks