With the holiday season in full-swing, let’s face it, we’ll probably overindulge on the libations just a little. From in-home services to a hot plate of poutine, here are five places that will help cure your hangover. By Carly Petrone.
Nothing cures a hangover like a nice greasy plate of fries. Chef David Malbequi is going one step further this holiday season by offering the Hangover Poutine Montreal Style ($14). Stop into David’s Café along Saint Mark’s Place and feast upon a plate of perfectly crisp French fries topped with a house-blend short rib and brisket patty, loaded with mozzarella cheese and smothered in a green peppercorn gravy. Oh yeah, and you can add a fried egg to help soak up the rest of that alcohol. You’ll be ready for your next holiday party after partaking in this delicious meal. Available at brunch only from Thursday – Sunday (11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.).
Did you know that pickle juice is said to cure the worst of hangovers? Head over to Tavern on the Green in iconic Central Park for ‘Uncle Yoni’s’ Pickle Plate ($9). The salt and vinegar in pickles causes your body to store water and restore the lost electrolytes from drinking, so make sure to start off your meal with this plate of pickles. Bread and butter also helps, which comes with it, too.
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Breakfast burritos are always a safe bet when it comes to hangover helpers, which is why you should swing by Dewey’s Pub. Their Southern Breakfast Burrito ($18) comes with black beans, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, scrambled eggs, and a side of fries. Beans are a good source of magnesium, which helps reduce cramps, muscle spasms, and anxiety that come from drinking too much. And if you want a little pick-me-up (and a little hair of the dog) try one of their fun coffee cocktails like the Snow Cap with Stoli Vanil, Frangelico, coffee, and Frangelico whip.
Chef David Waltuck is spicing up your traditional post-drinking brunch menu with his Duck Confit Hash at elan. These hash browns take breakfast to a whole other level thanks to all the salty strings of potatoes that are dipped into runny egg yolk and covered in a creamy duck fat béarnaise. Did we mention there’s a butter-fried duck egg on top? Yep, it’ll help clean up toxins from the alcohol in your body thanks to the egg that’s filled with enzyme cysteine.
Okay, this one isn’t food-related but you can thank us later for telling you about an in-home service that will change your hangover days forever. Sign up for The Hangover Club, a service providing IV therapy to fast-paced New Yorkers, so you don’t have to suffer after a night of partying. Schedule an appointment for one of their IV-certified registered nurses to come to your home or office and administer an IV NutriDrip that are electrolyte powered and vitamin infused. You’ll be feeling better in no time (okay, roughly 30 minutes later). Choose from three IV Hangover cures – The Classic ($199), The Super ($219), or The Mega ($249). If things are really bad you can even opt for an option with prescription strength medication. Learn more about their services and rates here.