Lance Armstrong finished the Tour de France, but for you we provide the Tour de Hangover. So climb aboard the train named “What’d we do last night?” and get ready to nurse that feeling of imminent death that hangs over you. As we travel through Boston’s best “morning after” destinations, we’ll try to mention a spot close to your home where you can resurrect your organs after an evening of debauchery.
Ah, Brighton. Your lovely train tracks and inundation of Boston College girls wearing Uggs and denim skirts may give you a bad name, but luckily there are some highlights to your section of town. The Brighton Cafe is well known for absorbing alcohol for many area residents on a budget. If you are averse to breakfast food, the chance to get a burger and fries is always an appealing option, especially when your meal will cost only around $5.
If you head closer into the city through Brookline, chances are the prices will increase a bit. But if money’s no object, park your hungover tuches at Zaftigs Delicatessen for the bagel and cream cheese plate with tomatoes, onions, capers, and of course, lox! Even your bubbe would approve. (Of the meal, not the drinking, obviously!) But if your wallet isn’t feeling so zaftig after you thought of buying that group of hot girls a round of shots last night, we recommend heading to Washington Square for a visit to Cafe Nicholas. The location may be farther out, but the food is delicious and the prices can’t be beat.
Get lucky and hit a home run last night? Well Fenway residents in the know spend their weekend mornings recovering at Thornton’s Fenway Grill, one of our favorite restaurants during college. In fact, I’m pretty sure we showed up around 11, sat there through the afternoon, and probably returned for dinner. The Bloody Marys are the perfect kick, not to mention that Thornton’s has the best fries ever.
If you’ve made it all the way to the heart of the city without having a full on heart attack, give yourself a pat on the back and stop by casual eatery Primo’s, tucked away on Myrtle Street in Beacon Hill. Pretty much any meal you can conceive of is on the menu, and if you want something made special (cheese fries, perhaps?) they are more than happy to accommodate you. The delivery is also faster than those tequila shots you downed last night, so if you can’t make it out the door feel free to make them come to you.
No matter where you land after a night of killing brain cells, always cure your hangover with a good meal. There’s nothing worse than an empty stomach filled with liquor. That is, if you were able to keep your drinks down last night.
[Photo: The Second Glass]