Local Eats / Tasteful Thoughts

The Brooklyn Hangover Cure

It’s not often that I hit the streets of NYC for a night out consuming alcoholic beverages with good friends.

But Halloween was a special occasion this year and getting all dressed up (with no work commitments the following day), I was well prepared to party. Modestly.

Waking up the next morning, feeling a little less than my best, I navigated Brooklyn for the most effective hangover cures I could find and spent the day relaxing and recuperating in the best way possible. Here’s how to shake you mild hangover after an epic night out.

To kick things off, grab a water bottle and 2 aspirin to get this recuperating party started. Hydration is key.

First stop of the day is to Bakeri, a Norwegian-inspired bakery located on Freeman St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Bakeri

Looking for a jolt of caffeine and some energy, I ordered an Iced Latte ($4) and the Avocado Tartine Sandwich ($7) which came on sourdough bread with lemon, cumin, olive oil, grey sea salt and a small side of chips. If this wasn’t a power-boosting start to the day, I don’t know what is.

Feeling a little better, I walked down Manahattan Ave. in Greenpoint, the cool autumn air was a perfect remedy for my minor headache. Next came the pampering portion of the afternoon.

Next up, stop into Dashing Diva, a nail salon to get a Lounge Manicure and 15 minute chair massage — a must for today.

Dashing Diva

Going with “After School Boy Blazer” from Essie, their manicure included a lavender oil hand (and arm massage) while a muted romantic comedy played on the screens on the wall. Perfection. Plus the relaxing 15 minutes in those awkward looking but amazingly comfortable massage chairs was just what the doctor ordered. Total for the spa-portion of the afternoon came to $40, including tip.

Now, don’t forget to stay hydrated. Grab a Gatorade at the bodega around the corner.

Eastern District

Photo: Eastern District Facebook

Getting a little more fresh air, head over to Eastern District Cheese Shop to grab a bottle of their McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix for $8. Sour and spicy, I usually drink a virgin version for taste and to kick my senses into gear. But feel free to add a little vodka if a classic bloody mary is your drink of choice.

Sidenote: Not sure why the website says $96, but we definitely only bought it for $8.

McClures

Photo: McClure’s Facebook

Finally, come dinner time you’ll be ready for one last delicious meal and to kick any sort of leftover hangover to the curb. The only place to do this at is Paulie Gee’s (60 Greenpoint Ave.) — which was recently voted as the Best Pizza in NYC by Zagat.

Introduced to this fantastic pizza joint by my new roommate, we choose to split the “Hellboy” (Fresh Mozzarella, Italian Tomatoes, Berkshire Sopressata Piccante, Parmigiano Reggiano and Mike’s HOT Honey) and the “Cherry Jones” (Fresh Mozzarella, Gorgonzola Cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Dried Bing Cherries and Orange Blossom Honey) which were both unbelievable.

Paulie Gee's Pizza

Photo: Paulie Gee’s Instagram

I’m already planning my next visit, which doesn’t necessarily need to be alcohol-induced. Additionally they also boast an impressive vegan pizza menu if you’re into that sort of thing.

And with that… congrats, you’ve made it through Sunday! Do you have any hangover cures you live by? Share with us in the comment section below.

Paulie Gee's

Photo: Paulie Gee’s Instagram

Editor’s note: Please remember to drink responsibly and know that this post is written in good humor. It may not actually cure your alcohol-induced ailments.

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