Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

(Photo by anemoneprojectors)

For those familiar with Christmas Vacation, there is a line about the holidays that rings very true. No, it's not when the old guy shouts "Squirrel!" It is during the heartfelt conversation between Clark Griswold and Clark Sr. When asked how the elder made it through the holidays, he humbly states: "I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels." During this time of year many of us imbibe a little too much from our old standbys. However, with the right plate of greasy spoon food, you can easily live to drink another day.

Where do you like to eat after a night of hard living? Check out our list below.

Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Al's Breakfast
(413 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.9991)

You feel like you spent the night in the gutter, so why not spend the morning standing in an alleyway? Al's is a tiny diner with only 14 stools. Each weekend those that are hungry, patient, and even probably still a little drunk will wait outside for the opportunity to sit their butt on one of those spots. And the wait is worth it (Our tip: Bring some gas station coffee and chat up fun people while waiting in line). Order up the pancakes and you won't be disappointed. The batter is made on the hour with fresh buttermilk to meet customer demands. They're a little crunchy, a little tangy, and loaded up with syrup and butter, they're exactly the sort of sweet gut bomb you need. We recommend the walnut or blueberry varieties. (Photo by yomi955)

Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

El Burrito Mercado
(175 Cesar Chavez St., St Paul; 651.227.2192)

Huevos Rancheros
A little spiciness for breakfast is great for the pounding headache. We recommend the huevos racheros for maximum hangover kicking. What you'll get is two eggs atop lightly fried corn tortillas with spicy salsa mixed with strips of onion. Add fried potatoes, some chorizo, and some coffee and you have a breakfast of champions.(Photo by futurestreet)  


Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Mickey's Diner
(36 W. 7th Street, St. Paul; 651.698.0259)

Um, anything you can order here.
It's insane this place never closes. Show up at 4 a.m. Sunday, show up at midnight on Christmas eve, toast to the New Year with toast, show up at 2 p.m. April 5. It's always open. You see what's on the menu? That is what you are going to get. No fuss, no frills, no bullshit. Just tasty. (Photo by cliff1066)

Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Bryant-Lake Bowl
(810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612.825.8949)

Bloody Mary with a beer-back chaser and an egg and sausage sandwich
Nothing smoothes away a hangover quite like riding it into another buzz, and the BLB does a pretty good job with the notorious morning cocktail. Hidden in your tomato juice, horseradish, and celery salt concoction you'll find all your favorite bar add-ons: olives, lemons, and at least one pickle if not two. We also recommend the egg and sausage sandwich. It cost around $5, comes with a meat or veggie patty, and is best consumed with sriracha sauce and a biscuit. (Photo by me. Yes, it was a hangover breakfast)


Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Pad Thai

We would argue that Pad Thai is almost a breakfast food. It does, after all, traditionally come with scrambled egg mixed in, right? But really, the tasty dish is contains all the ingredients we look for in a hangover buster: greasy, salty, and usually served in huge quantities. You probably have a favorite Thai place within walking distance too, right? A brisk walk in the cool air is also a hangover cure. (Photo by avlxyz)

Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Springstreet Tavern
(355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis; 612.627.9123)

Biscuits & Gravy
You know what else is awesome for hangover? Delicious grilled bread with liquid, meaty fat poured over it. That's what you get when you order the biscuits and sausage gravy at the Springstreet Tavern. It's a huge plate of comfort food that wants to hug your stomach, and only $5.  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays you can also pay $5.50 for access to their huge Bloody Mary bar as well.(Photo by star112)


Top 8 Hangover Breakfasts

Grandview Grill
(1818 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651.698.2346)

Breakfast Burrito
When someone has spent a night drinking massive quantities of liquor, sometimes it's best to put massive quantities of food in there afterward. If that's the way you roll, we suggest the breakfast burrito at the Grandview Grill. It's larger than the pint glass you drank beer out of last night, and it's filled with just about anything you could want for breakfast: cheese, eggs, veggies, sausage, and even a hunk of hash browns. (Photo by Marshall Astor)

Triple Rock Social Club
(629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.333.7399)

French Toast/Bloody Mary
Many think of the Triple Rock as your friendly neighborhood punk bar, but it also serves up a mean breakfast Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their Bloody Marys have won awards, their French toast is killer, as is their tofu scrambler. And while they give away free bacon on Wednesday nights, most of their menu items can also be made vegan and vegetarian to order. It's ideal for the hungover vegan in your life. (Photo by avlxyz)

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