Best hangover meal: Shackburger, cheese fries, and a chocolate milk shake
The burger/cheese fries/milk shake trifecta might seem like overkill to some. But if you really want to put your hangover on the ropes, consider this to be a fast-casual haymaker punch to your symptoms. This meal is decadent. It is wildly unhealthy. It is the platonic ideal of a hangover-busting, super-late breakfast/kind of lunch/whatever you call a meal at 2pm while wearing sweatpants. And if it doesn't make you feel better physically, it should at least help you maintain your sanity and improve your worldview for at least the rest of New Year's Day.
Best hangover meal: 5 Doritos Locos Tacos and a Baja Blast
No need to overcomplicate things, especially since you can stare at that big-ass menu all day. Just get a bunch of those game-changing tacos and a Baja Blast, mostly because you need caffeine and coffee and nacho cheese don't really pair well together. Trust me, I've tried.
Best hangover meal: mozzarella sticks
With an order of Friday's weirdly flat, ooey, greasy mozz sticks, you will be thanking God it's Friday. Even though it will be Monday. And also you'll be more thankful that you can finally see straight again and your skull doesn't feel like it's being axed by Paul Bunyan. Oh, and they're part of that Endless Apps thing, so you can stay there eating them all day. And if you can't make it out of the house, stock up on these.
Best hangover meal: hashbrown bowl, waffles, smothered & covered grits, and a back-to-back selection of "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on the table jukebox
Waffle House and booze go together like champagne and hangovers. Which is why, ideally, you'll be eating this "hangover" meal immediately after drinking, instead of the next morning. The best defense is a good offense, and that certainly applies to waffles. Pop on some classic, wistful Skynyrd on the jukebox, put on your best fake Southern accent, and ring in the new year with a pile of grits and some beer-flavored hiccups. It truly is the American way.
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