Combating a New Year's Eve hangover can require more than just McDonald's breakfast, unless they break every rule ever and come out with a sandwich where the bacon and eggs are in between two pancakes. Because science will never advance that far, we asked some of Miami's leading chefs and mixologists to hook up crazy-easy recipes for the grub (and drink!) that heals them:
Locked 'n' Loaded Sandwich from Chef Santo Agnello of Waxy's On The River
Santo recommends this heady layering of bacon, egg, and corned beef hash when you wake up or before you go to bed, referring to it as a "savory, cheesy, melty, fatty piece of heaven that will sop it all up, stop me from spinning, and put me to sleep." There's also blood-sugar-level-stabilizing protein throughout, and from the lettuce/tomato, vitamins and water, which 50 Cent wisely invested in, before they got big.
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Healing Steamed Clams from Chef Ralph Pagano of STK
Chef Pagano prefers to avoid the classic grease/ fat cure for a different angle: "The body's really in need of liquid, salt & protein. The garlic's a natural antibody, the wine is rich in sulfites, the clams are high in natural salt and protein, giving you the brain-boost you need to retrace your steps and figure out where you left your car, keys & phone", even though everyone knows Ashton Kutcher and Stifler didn't even have cellphones in that movie until they got the jumpsuits with secret pockets from the Asian dude.
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Market Verde from Elad Zvi of BarLab
This sweet/ spicy take on hair of the dog's got a zingy combo of 100% pure agave tequila, apple/lime juice, honey, and cilantro. "You get the vitamins and minerals from the apple juice, and the lime has vitamin B & C", says Ziv. "100% blue agave tequila is one of the most pure spirits, cilantro's a 'super food', plus the Tabasco gives you a kick in the pants", which assumes you actually had some on when you got home, like a bitch.
Keep drinking and you be okay, son
Published: December 24, 2010 at 4:00am EST
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