7 Chicago Chefs Share Their Go-To Hangover Meals
New Year’s Eve is around the corner, which means it’s high time to gear up for one of the biggest nights of the year. The only problem with an hours-long celebration punctuated by Champagne, confetti, caviar — and more Champagne? The morning aftermath that accompanies it. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up some of Chicago’s best restaurant talent to shed light on the dishes and drinks that help them bounce back from even the wildest of nights. From nachos and oysters, to soup and Bloody Marys, here are seven (delicious) ways to help ensure you’re feeling tip top in no time come Jan. 1.
Donny Farrell, Quality Crab & Oyster Bah
Oyster Po’boy at Domilice’s in New Orleans
(Don’t worry, you can get your fix at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah!)
“This may sound like a terrible idea but eating oysters when I’m hungover is my cure-all. When I tell people this secret, I am often scoffed at because the last thing people think to eat when hungover is oysters. There is something about the oysters that get your blood pumping and revives your body from the abuse it endured night before. That is why my favorite hangover meal is a fried oyster Po’Boy. The crunchy exterior and soft interior of the perfect French loaf, crispy-cold chopped iceberg lettuce, the warm crunch of the oysters, the tanginess of the pickles, some mayo for fat and creaminess, and a few dashes of hot sauce is the perfect meal to help with a hangover. It has the perfect texture, the right amount of fat, and the hot sauce ties everything together. You can thank me later…”