Your stomach is a lava lamp. Your head is pounding. And your pants are totally ruined. How did it happen? It’s hard to say; hangovers are caused by many things. Thankfully, there are some age-old cures for the day after.
For a delight as decadent as last night, try the foie-gras poutine at Au Pied du Cochon. 536 Duluth Ave. E., (514) 281-1114.
2 eggs, bacon, pancakes, potatoes and a bagel: It’s a hangover-crushing machine. Beauty’s, 93 Mont-Royal Ave. W., (514) 849-8883.
3. Bloody Mary
The version at Joe Beef comes with a raw oyster: a classic hangover antidote. 2491 Notre Dame St. W., (514) 935-6504.
4. Orange Julep
Roll up to the oversized citrus, and grab a creamy, fruity shake. Hey, it works for some people. 7700 Decarie Blvd., (514) 738-7486.
5. A Shvitz
Head to Rainspa, which features one of the city’s only hammams, a Turkish-style steam bath. 55 St-Jacques St., (514) 282-2727.
6. Roast Beef
Magnan’s version is hearty. And probably not good for your heart. 2602 St-Patrick St., (514) 935-9647.
Dic Ann’s “Hi-Boys” is made with special hot sauce. 10 locations in Montreal.
Moderation is key with steamed hot dogs – one too many and you’re ruined, but one or two can hit the spot. Montreal Pool Room, 1200 St-Laurent Blvd., (514) 396-0460.
9. Tea Therapy
Try Santropol’s infusions – like pepperminty “Humani-Tea.” 3990 St-Urbain St., (514) 842-3110.
10. Dragon Bowl
This mess o’ brown rice and tempeh might actually improve your health, not just your headache. Aux Vivres, 4631 St-Laurent Blvd., (514) 842-3479.
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