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