Even the most enthusiastic food lover can hit a wall with the overly fussy, overly precious components of modern restaurant rhetoric.

Apparently, so too can chefs.

The emerging antidote: snack food. Lowbrow favorites have been slowly sneaking into established restaurants, resulting in mash-up dishes that appeal to both the sophisticate and the college kid.

Here, a few of these genius marriages (click the photo of any dish to see the recipe):