100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Snarfburger

No. 78: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Snarfburger
In a land where many burgers are priced in the double digits, Boulder's Snarfburger is an island of common sense. At the little shack on Arapahoe Avenue, you can still get a bacon double cheeseburger for under $7 — and a good one at that. So it would be foolish to stop in and not order a burger — unless, that is, you let your eyes drift down the menu to land on a tempting childhood classic: the fried bologna sandwich.

There's nothing artisan, handmade or elevated about this greasy treat; it's just white bread, fried slices of bologna, gooey yellow cheese and a smear of mustard. But that's probably exactly how your mom or dad made it on a hot summer day when you were only inside the house long enough to grab your sandwich and run.

Add a side of frings (you know what that is, right?), and you've got a meal that rings in at $5.50, with not a speck of green vegetable to be seen. Because who'd want that?

Hungry for more? All the dishes in our 2016 countdown are linked below.

No. 100: Masala Beef at Biju's Little Curry Shop
No. 99: Bacon Shrimp and Grits at Bacon Social House
No. 98: Porchetta and Kimchi Sandwich at Brider
No. 97: Squab-and-Sunchoke Tortellini at Abejas
No. 96: Housemade Burrata at Viand
No, 95: Schweinshaxe at Rhein Haus
No. 94 Kimchi Jeon at Seoul BBQ
No. 93: Zuppa Pomodoro at Parisi Italian Market & Deli
No. 92: The Ocean Salad at Sushi-Rama
No. 91: The Signature Bowl from Churn & Burn
No. 90: Green Chorizo at Los Compadres
No. 89: The Diavola Calzone at Pino's Neighborhood Pizzeria
No. 88: Biscuits and Green Chile at the Noshery
No. 87: Chirashi at Izu Sushi
No. 86: Brisket and Ribs at GQue Championship BBQ
No. 85: The Tornado at the Chowder Room
No. 84: Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Yong Gung
No. 83: A Meatball Hero at Lil' Ricci's New York Pizzeria
No. 82: Shakshuka at Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen
No. 81: Late-Night Ramen at Brazen
No. 80: Potato Tacos at El Tejado
No. 79: Corned Beef Heart at theWay Back
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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