What You Should Be Eating When You’re Drunk at Three in the Morning
We've all been there: that beer was probably one too many, last call came and went, and you're looking forward to crashing in your bed, but you just need one last snack. Legend has it greasy meals help soak up the alcohol in your stomach, but sadly it only acts as a coating (and only works if you eat greasy food before you drink). So, what to do when your drunk heart says eat that burger, baby? Remember these substitutions from Grub Street and wake up feeling...well, better than you'd feel after downing something that came in a grease-soaked paper bag.
The idea that a greasebomb meal will completely prevent tomorrow's inevitable hangover is, sadly, a myth. But we talked to a bunch of professional nutritionists to see what someone can actually eat if they don't want to cause too much more damage and hope to soften the blow the next morning. And don't worry: The advice isn't all wheatgrass and beet juice. Even the pros know that late-night binge-eating should be satisfying.