8 Essential Hangover Cures in Baltimore
Starting your weekend morning hair-of-the-dog style can take the edge off of the sometimes-inevitable hangover post-imbibing, but there are other ways to sooth reentry into society, too. Keep these eight essential Baltimore hangover cures in mind, and next time you'll be prepared to get back in the game (and do it all over again).
Any food at the Sip and Bite: Why wait until morning to start the cure? Nothing helps you beat tomorrow’s hangover like a grilled cheese with bacon before you go to bed. The line is worth the wait at this Boston Street diner with plenty of greasy food that is sure to help you feel better tomorrow (2200 Boston St.; 410-675 7077).
Beer-laced food at Heavy Seas Ale House: Many of the options on the food menu at Heavy Seas include their beer in the sauces or marinades, including the Peg Leg onions on the grilled portabella sandwich or the mussels with Gold Ale broth (1300 Bank St.; 410-522-0850).
Brunch at The Point: The amino acids in eggs are perfect to help you get back on the right track after a long night. Head to Fells Point and choose from one of the many options on the brunch menu including the open-faced BLT — which has an over easy egg on top — while getting back in the game with $10 all you can drink Bloody Marys (1738 Thames St.; 410-327-7264).
Bloody Mary’s at Mama's on the Half Shell: Tomatoes give the body a boost, one of the reasons a well-made Bloody Mary is a perfect morning hangover cure. Mama’s makes some of the city's best, with a healthy amount of Old Bay and the famous pickled green beans on top (2901 O'Donnell St.; 410-276-3160).
Oyster Shooters at Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar: It may sound counter-intuitive, but due to their salty content and a load of zinc, raw oysters are a great hangover cure when you're suffering from a night of harder liquors like bourbon. There are load of choices at this Federal Hill brunch locale, so throw back a Bloody Maryland shooter (or three) with brunch (36 E. Cross St.; 410-539-2093).
Pirate Juice at Plug Ugly’s: Fruit juice has been documented as helping jumpstart the recovery process after a nasty hangover, so the fruity rum punch at this Canton square hang seems like a perfect solution on a weekend morning (2908 ODonnell St.; 410-563-8459).
Smoothies at Koba Cafe: Bananas are the perfect way to restore lost potassium in your body after a long night of drinking, so why not aim high and travel for one of the best smoothies in the city. While you are there, you can plop down on a couch upstairs and slowly soothe your pounding headache (644 E. Fort; 410-986-0366).
Sunday Morning at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market: Now that the city has passed laws allowing winemakers to attend as many farmer’s markets they please, you can get your coffee and breakfast biscuit from Blacksauce Kitchen, and at the same time, taste test wines from Boordy Vineyards and ciders from Millstone Cellars. The combination is sure to jolt you back to reality (Holliday and Saratoga St.).
Top: brunch at The Point; bottom: Bloody at Mama's