Food & Drink

IV fluids and secret waffle menus: The ATL's 8 best hangover cures

Published On 02/03/2014 Published On 02/03/2014
Sebastian Davis

In honor of football, drinking, America, and YOU, we proclaim the Monday after the Super Bowl shall henceforth be known as National Hangover Day. It’s a day for hangovers to be celebrated, embraced, and combated in the most enjoyable of ways -- namely, eating delicious food, and possibly drinking more. The ultimate goal? Getting the entire country a day off work, a beautiful dream you can help make happen by signing this petition to our sports-loving President right here and tweeting it.

The immediate goal though? Fixing that hangover with IV fluids, chicken & waffles, and 32oz Bloody Marys...

Hydro-Clinic Atlanta

IV Treatment at Hydro-Clinic Atlanta
You can wait hours for your custom Gatorade and Aleve cocktail to take effect, or let these professionals do the same thing the one's in the emergency room at Grady did last time you went out drinking: shoot you full of vitamins and IV fluids.

Bone Lick BBQ

Hangover Muff at Bone Lick BBQ
They call this English muffin-based sandwich the “porkgasm”, presumably because it sounds like what you were in no condition to give anyone last night in addition to cheese and a fried egg, it's topped with four types of pig.

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Comfy Chicken Biscuit at Home Grown
East Atlanta
Besides growing all your sides in their backyard, this Memorial Drive institution serves what is widely considered Atlanta’s best biscuit -- and it only gets better when you top it with insanely crispy and juicy fried chicken, and then drown it in gravy.

Quan Ba 9

Bun Mam at Quan Ba 9
Buford Hwy
The healing powers of pho have long been known to... um, more people than the noodle soup's correct pronunciation is, so Quan Ba 9 is breaking out other healthful (and easier to order) Vietnamese soups like Bun Mam, which starts with fish broth noodle soup, then adds shrimp, squid, pork, eggplant, and then some more fish.

Gladys Knight & Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles

Chicken & Waffles at Gladys Knight & Ron Winans' Chicken & Waffles
“The Empress of Soul” is also the queen of this delicious carb/grease combo, not least because they're available all day, so you don’t have to worry about peeling yourself out of bed by noon just to get some.

The Nook

32oz Bloody Mary at The Nook
Piedmont Park
If you’re going to have some of the hair of the dog, it might as well be a big dog, like this double­-pint tomato cocktail with steak, tater tots, a hard­-boiled egg, and a meat straw, so you don’t even have to order any food to go with it.

Nuevo Laredo

Pozole at Nuevo Laredo
West Atlanta
A pork and hominy stew served with shredded green cabbage, onions, radishes, and jalapeños is a heaping bowl of Mexican rehydration, and is helpfully available on the day you're statistically most like to be hungover: Saturday.

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Secret Menu at Waffle House
Multiple Locations
Whether it’s a blurry 3am the night of, or a groggy 3pm the next day, Atlanta's own neon yellow destination is there for you. Pro­tip: ask the cook for some off-menu action like The “Double D’s” (two hash browns covered by two sunny side­ up eggs), which, apologies to the lovely ladies you may have seen last night, are probably the most satisfying kind.

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1. Nuevo Laredo Cantina 1495 Chattahoochee Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (West Atlanta)

While working for ATL giant Coca-Cola in the 1960s, current restaurateur Chance Evans took frequent trips to Mexico, presumably to figure out just how they made that much-coveted Mexican Coke. Anyway, those trips inspired Evans to open his own restaurant, which he's ensured is serving only the best, most authentic South-of-the-Border dishes, including huevos rancheros, chicken mole, chalupas, and more.

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2. Hydro-Clinic Atlanta 3872 Roswell Road #3, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Buckhead)

Let the professionals at Hydro-Clinic shoot you full of vitamins and IV fluids for wellness... obviously.

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3. Bone Lick BBQ 1133 Huff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (West Atlanta)

Bone Lick's a saucy meat mecca with a recycled wood bar and skee-ball pointed out by a gigantic lit-up carnival arrow.

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4. Home Grown 968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (East Atlanta)

Home Grown is the kind of diner that will feed any and all cravings. The breakfast and lunch menu features diet-killing comfort plates like the Billy Boy, a whipped cream-topped stack of chocolate chip pancakes with a side of home fries and a Coke, ten kinds of biscuit sandwiches, and fried bologna on grilled Texas toast. While everything here is worth sampling, the open-faced Comfy Chicken Biscuit (crisp and juicy fried chicken atop a buttery biscuit and drowned in creamy sausage gravy) has been called one of the best things to eat in all of Georgia.

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5. Quan Ba 9 4285 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30345

Quan Ba 9 is breaking out other healthful (and easier to order) soups like Bun Mam, which starts with fish broth noodle soup, then adding shrimp, squid, pork, eggplant, and then some more fish, to bring you delicious Vietnamese eats.

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6. Gladys Knight & Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles 529 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Downtown)

From the “The Empress of Soul” herself, GKRWCW is the undisputed bastion of Atlanta chicken and waffles. With brunch all day, this down-home, Southern eatery serves up all the classic dishes you could want, including fried green tomatoes, collared green spring rolls, and more.

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7. The Nook 1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

A neighborhood tavern with tasty bar eats that're actually affordable -- they've got a whole 10-10 menu stocked with 10 items for $10 or less. We're pretty sure Charlie Sheen would call that winning.

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8. Waffle House 135 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

This chain, slinging their delectable waffles to hungry ATL-iens, has locations all over Atlanta... and will also have golden, buttery syrup all over your face after you make it through a plate of their legendary eats.