News alert: There’s a slight possibility that you may be hungover in the next couple of days. Come January 1st, after you’ve crashed every holiday party imaginable and properly pickled your poor liver, it might be time to take a break—or at least grab a bite to eat to soak up all of the alcohol in your system. Here are our favorite hangover cures from spots around town along with some hair of the dog suggestions, just in case you’re still
The Inn LW12
7 Ninth Ave. (@ Little West 12th St.)
Meatpacking District (212) 206-0300
Canadians swear by poutine (French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and covered with brown gravy) as classic comfort food, and we all know comfort food can quell a killer hangover. Choose from five kinds (including a version with spiced pork belly) at The Inn LW12 and sip on a Ginger Rogers (vodka, mint, fresh ginger and lime juice). Ginger
has been shown to combat nausea, and hey, why not mix it with alcohol while you’re at it?
172 Ave. B (10th & 11th Sts.))
East Village 212.388.1750
If artery-clogging cures aren’t your thing, opt for some pozole, a hearty soup made with hominy, corn kernels, tostadas, lettuce, onion, Mexican oregano, radish and key lime, Mercadito Cantina's Pozoles come in "Verde" (Berkshire pork carnitas, pumpkin seed-epazote broth) or "Rojo" (barbacoa style organic chicken, chile ancho-guajillo broth) and are best enjoyed with a Happy Michelada (draft beer, watermelon, lime, salsa picante, and hibiscus).
153 Rivington St.(Suffolk & Clinton Sts.)
Lower East Side 212.253.5311
You can’t go wrong with Bondi Road’s Endless Brunch for $23, but you better put your game face on if you’re going to tackle the Heartstopper (steak layered with bacon and a poached egg, smothered in hollandaise sauce, and topped with crispy onions) while chugging an unlimited number of Fosters, Greyhounds, Moomosas or Moo Marys.
250 Broome St. (Ludlow & Orchard Sts.)
Lower East Side 212.260.3900
Ceviche is another tried-and-true hangover cure in Peru, so why not use yours as an excuse to hit up new La Barra on the LES? Quell any regrets about the night before with red snapper ceviche and an ice cold Tecate.
Great Jones Café
54 Great Jones St.(Bowery & Lafayette St.)
Sometimes you just need some good ole Southern grub to get you going again. Chow down on Crescent City smothered eggs (scrambled eggs over biscuits with ham, all smothered in sausage gravy) and if you’re feeling brave, pair it with the Cajun Bloody Mary, mixed with homemade jalapeño-infused vodka. America, f*** yeah!
Nha Trang Centre
148 Centre St., (@ Walker St.)
If you spent all your money at the bar the night before, hit up Nha Trang Centre for13 different kinds of pho (all under $6), Vietnam’s answer to the hangover. This rice noodle soup can also include exotic ingredients such as beef balls, eye round, tendon and omoza. If that turns your stomach a bit, stick to the classic pho and kick it with a Tsingtao.