We all have those days. It’s 1 am, and you’re starving from your great moves on the dance floor; and you realize nothing is open except Asian Ghetto, which you’ve already been sick of since the second week of school. Trust me–we all share your pain. It is proven that post-party hunger is just not a myth. Alcohol causes dehydration and low blood sugar levels, which translates into late-night food cravings. But don’t worry; we have your back. Here are three places that are open late and have foods that prevent a throbbing headache after a wild night out.
1. Nation’s Giant Hamburgers
What to eat: Pies
Although Nation’s specialty is burgers, the pies are what you want to get for a late night. Their banana crème pie is a delightful mixture of fluffy whipped cream, sweet vanilla filling and cold banana slices. It can certainly satisfy your sweet tooth after those burning shots. Also, it boosts up your sugar level, which helps alleviate hangover symptoms. If a small slice (1/6th of a pie) is not enough, you can order a regular slice (1/4th of a pie) or even a whole pie to share with your fellow partiers.
2. Thai Noodle
What to eat: Pad Khing
This Chinese-influenced dish contains an important anti-nausea ingredient: ginger. Eat this, and your friends will thank you for not throwing up on them later. The tinge of spiciness kicks your dizziness away, and the stir-fried chicken warms up your body. Located on both Telegraph Ave. and Shattuck Ave., Thai Noodle caters to late-night crowds. The huge portions can definitely remedy your post-party hunger.
3. Au Coquelet Café Restaurant
What to get: Au Coquelet Special Hot Sandwich
What’s better than a good, old hot sandwich when you’re hungry? Au Coquelet offers an old-fashioned ham sandwich that can comfort your drunken soul. The combination of Swiss and cheddar cheese adds depth to the palate, while the side of French fries fills up your stomach. In addition, toast can absorb the hangover-causing elements in beer, wine and spirits–just in case you’re thinking about a second round of parties after your midnight snack.