January 1: It's a date associated with new beginnings, resolutions, and head-throbbing hangovers. For those who fail to practice moderation on December 31, the first order of business in the new year is a hearty meal. Below, find 18 options for remedying the first cocktail flu of 2015.Read More
Where to Cure Your Hangover on New Year's Day in Atlanta
1. Across the Street
Across the Street is doing a traditional New Orleans Reveillon meal from noon to 6 p.m. Look for black-eyed peas and collard greens, mimosas, and Bloody Marys.
2. Bone Lick BBQ
Beginning at noon, feast on Bone Lick's A Brunch Named Sue menu and specialty brunch cocktails.
3. Cook Hall
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., recover from NYE festivities at Cook Hall's Rehab Brunch. There will be $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys along with the traditional Cook Hall a la carte brunch menu.
4. Del Frisco's Grille
Beginning at 11 a.m., dine on a brunch menu that features red velvet Belgian waffles, crab cake benedict, and chicken-fried steak and eggs.
5. Highland Bakery
Pastries, breakfast and brunch items, and plenty of coffee. There are worse ways to cure a hangover.
6. Home Grown
The comfy chicken biscuit: fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit, smothered in spicy sawmill gravy. If that won't cure your hangover, nothing will.
7. Illegal Food
Atlanta, GA 30306
The restaurant isn't open yet, but it's hosting a whole-hog roast with a pig from Heritage Farms in North Carolina. For $35, dine on a half-pound portion of pork, PBR-spiked collard greens, mac and cheese, black-eyed peas, and cornbread with whipped honey butter. The fun begins at noon. Make reservations by emailing email@example.com.
8. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Atlanta, GA 30312
Beginning at noon, the BeltLine-adjacent restaurant is hosting an outdoor-oriented day of activities that will include $12 fried chicken plates with black-eyed peas, collard greens, and mac & cheese; an $8 bloody mary bar; and a few bluegrass bands. Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to the outdoor activities.
If seafood is your preferred comfort cuisine, Lure is there with pan-fried sole, fish stew, and fried North Carolina catfish, among other dishes. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
10. MAX’s Wine Dive
Atlanta, GA 30309
Enjoy a traditional Southern New Year’s Day meal complete with black-eyed peas, roasted pork, and collard greens. Make reservations by calling (404) 249-0445.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Murphy's is serving its signature brunch, plus cocktails like mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys.
12. Tap: A Gastropub
Tap is serving up its brunch staples from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
13. The Brasserie & Neighborhood Cafe at Parish
Chef Zeb Stevenson's brunch begins at 10 a.m.
14. The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
The Ritz is a good choice for early risers. From 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., look for fruit juice, coffee, hot tea, morning pastries, and Eggs Benedict.
15. The Colonnade Restaurant
Get your soul food staples from noon to 9 p.m. And since The Colonnade now accepts credit cards, you don't have to worry about swinging by the ATM.
16. The General Muir
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the upscale deli is offering its brunch menu, which includes bagel platters, smoked pastrami hash, a pastrami-and-egg sandwich, and pecan-crusted French toast, among others.
17. Thumbs Up Diner
With locations in Douglasville, Decatur, East Point, Old Fourth Ward, Roswell, and Westside, Thumbs Up's iconic breakfast is available to diners all over the metro area.
18. West Egg Cafe
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Egg is serving its popular brunch menu. Banana bread French toast, please.