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Aug 14, 2009 10:14 AM

Favorite hangover foods (or restaurants)?

Yeah, it's been discussed before, but I think it's time for a refresh.

I am anticipating some revelry over the weekend, and could use a refresher on some of good spots to nurse a hangover.

Some of my old time favorite standbys:

1. Cubed pork's blood and green onions at Sam Woo BBQ (Alhambra)
2. Fried PB&J at Blu LA Cafe
3. The buldak at Crazy Hook

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  1. Speaking of first hand experience (Went to Asia Dog last night at Bigfoot West)... this morning a PBJ Whole Wheat Bagel...

    But if I could get away, my #1 choice is a

    The chilaquilles at Pepy's Galley... That'll make you walk straight again...


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    1. re: Dommy

      I second this!

      p.s. discovered the chilaquiles at Pepy's thanks to one of Dommy's! posts. thanks!!!

      1. re: mollyomormon

        Third it! Nothing helps a hangover like those chilaquiles.

      2. re: Dommy

        I heard about that but didn't make it over there. How was it? Looks to be a NYC (my hometown) version of Kogi.

        And how is Bigfoot West?

        1. re: Bibi

          We tried several of the dogs and found them tasty... but not great. They were better than Kogi in terms of taste and experience, but not as good as the Vancouver's Japadog which has better quality hot dogs and more interesting flavor profiles...

          As for Bigfoot, it's smaller and little less 'rustic' and more prefab than the original Los Feliz one. But the drinks are still solid, having a Sasquach last night helped me face another crazy day here in Tee Vee Land... But it HAS been discovered as even without the Asiadog hype (lots of people were going WTF is THAT!) it was pretty much AT capacity (in fact they worred that if the Asia dog people came INTO the bar, they'd be TOTALLY out of code...)... it's amazing because it's not like Culver City has a shortage of a place to get a drink (trust me... ;)) ... we even joked with a friend that it'd be a good time for him to try Kogi at the Albi Room because it probably is going to be a little less crowded from now on..


      3. My staple has long been the boat noodles at Sapp. But I'm also in love with the breakfast baleada at El Katracho. In fact:

        El Katracho Restaurant
        14838 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

        Sapp Coffee Shop
        5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. For me, nothing helps a hangover better than a great cheeseburger. Something about a big old fashioned burger seems to sop up the toxins in my body. There is a homeowned place on South Brand near where I live, called Gold Star, that has a really solid cheeseburger that is my go to in such a situation. (I usually get their ground beef taco as well. And they have terrific onion rings.)

          Breakfast burritos can do the trick. Also near me is a taco stand on Glendale that does a wonderful egg, cheese and chorizo burrito that is a great second place hangover stand in.

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          1. re: Tom P

            Agreed, has to be something greasy, a gut bomb. Like a Tommy's original, In & Out's double double, animal style, with grilled onions, even Pink's chili dogs, tho I don't think I could stand in line long enough if I'm hanging.

            I also like a good ol' egg mcmuffin & hash browns, large coke. Something about Micky D's does it for me when I'm hanging hard.

          2. Daikakuya ramen w/ kotteri broth and extra chashu

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            1. re: A5 KOBE

              Have you ever tried it katamen ie harder noodles? I think it has a better bite/texture than the regular stuff.

            2. i find that pho always does the trick.

              so does chao ca (vietnamese rice porridge with fish). for oc peeps, i get mine at brodard's.

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                1. re: roadfix

                  Second the menudo, it's the perfect hangover cure.

                2. re: speedm

                  i second the pho. any pho. the herbs will jerk you back into place.

                  if i'm feeling especially gross, a light bowl of bun suong works too.