Your brand of New Year’s Eve celebration: epic. Your hangover: equally as epic. And just like previous years, after you woken up sprawled and naked from under a piece of furniture in an apartment that bears no resemblance to any you’ve ever been in before, you will seek nourishment. But, you will be in no condition to read a menu, let alone think of a place to go for the most alcohol-absorbing dishes to be had. So we went ahead and saved you the trouble. Behold: five killer starch-heavy humdingers to get you back on your feet January 2. Call it a reason to bee-line it right back to the couch afterward. As if you needed one.
Lobster stone ground grits, with mixed cheeses and wilted spinach.
Absorption Grade: B+. You throw lobster grits down into the next-day belly-fire, and you’ll see a grit getting mean. Whatever a grit actually is.
Beer and bacon biscuit, with sunny side egg, gravy, and truffles.
Absorption Grade: A-. Just reread what it is. Exactly.
Slow Rise Challah French Toast, with Vermont maple syrup, roasted apples, and maple butter. $12
Absorption Grade: B. Challah, man.
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Nutella-stuffed French Toast, with candied pecans, and torched banana.
Absorption Grade: B. Nothing fights the hungover heebie-jeebies like Nutella and torched bananas.
Brioche French toast, with rum-spiked banana, walnuts, and chocolate sauce.
Absorption Grade: B-. Although add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream for some kind of Frankenstein banana split-French toast monster for a hard A+.