We’ve all been there after a hard day of day drinking – everyone’s hungry and looking for food. But we’re not talking about end-of-the-night Jimmy Johns or Allegro’s. This article is about when you wake up from a nap circa 7 pm (or maybe one of those pros who can rally and stay awake). You’re still a little drunk, probably a little tired and definitely in the need of food. You desire food that will make your stomach stop killing so you can get ready for the rest of the night. If you’re faced with the classic crisis: what should you eat? Here are some suggestions.
Rice, Rice, Baby: It’s time for your stomach to do some absorbing, so anything with rice is sure to do the trick. Try basic sushi (adventurous raw fish is risky on any day) from somewhere like Mizu or Pod. If you’re not into that, rice bowls (such as ones from Tampopo) are a good way to settle your stomach. If you want to make mountains of rice yourself, here’s how.
Carb Overload: Sometimes there’s nothing better than pasta. Order in, make it yourself, or if you’re feeling up to it, go to one of the classic Italian BYOBs.
Cheesy Delights: Grease is key when drinking, so cheesy meals are always a good idea after a long day of drinking and before more. Grilled cheeses give you cheese for grease and bread for absorption in a delicious, melty, gooey sandwich. Try a gourmet one from Bobby’s Burgers or a similar one from Capogiro, or if you’re feeling wild then go ahead and make one of these. If you’re not a grilled cheese fan, mac and cheese is the way to go. While Wawa’s mac and cheese is a go-to classic, I would recommend trying Cavanaugh’s version (yes, the bar makes food).
Green Goodness: Don’t be too worried. If you’re one of those health nuts whose afraid of carbs – we’ve still got you covered. Try a cleansing drink like Hip City Veg’s green groothie. This raw, green, smoothie is bound to give you the energy you need while the bananas mixed in will help calm your stomach.