Cure Those 4th of July Hangover Blues
Mary Beth McAndrews | Jul 5, 2013 | 9:30AM |
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The Fourth of July may be over, but that hangover sure ain’t. Yeah, you know the usual cure of black coffee and a couple Advil (or consult any of our PRO HANGOVER GUIDE tricks), but sometimes that just doesn’t do the trick. Here are some ways to attempt to ease the pain of that splitting headache you can’t seem to shake.

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Don’t lie to yourself.

4th of July Hangover Cookout at Empire

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What’s better than delicious hamburgers and hot dogs to cure a hangover? Nothing, unless you’ve been puking them up from the night before. Nonetheless, Empire Nightclub is hosting an event, with free entry and a $10 all-you-can-eat hamburger and hot dog buffet. Live music will be happening as well, with doors opening at 9 p.m.

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Speaking of greasy, all-American food, doughnuts are a go-to hangover food. There are quite a few options in this area, for sure. You could head to Astro Doughnuts for their delicious varieties of doughnuts, from crème brûlée to peanut butter and jelly, or their fried chicken (sriracha wings, WHAT?). There’s also GBD Doughnuts (who also have fried chicken), Migue’s Magnificent Donuts, or just your local Dunkin Donuts/Krispy Kreme.



If you can’t bring yourself to get out of bed to feed yourself, there are plenty of DC restaurants that will deliver delicious, greasy food right to your door. Open Kitchen Diner has a ton of classic breakfast food and they deliver throughout D.C. Snap also delivers throughout the city, serving up delicious sweet or savory crepes as well as Belgian waffles. If these don’t tickle your fancy, the Eat24 app is a fabulous app for your smart phone that lets you order take-out or delivery from your favorite restaurants. It’s a hangover superhero.

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Ron Swanson

If you have no desire to even think about food, watch Parks and Recreation, especially those episodes that showcase the most American guy out there: Ron Swanson. That perfect TV show is streaming on Netflix, so if you have no desire to leave that cozy nest you have made for your hung-over self, this solution is right at your fingertips. (Oh hey, we’ve also got some great additional Netflix recommendations right over here.)

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The best cure, they say, is the hair of the dog that bit you. Common hangover cocktails are obviously mimosas or Bloody Marys but there are other options, other more patriotic options. A Long Island Iced Tea, perhaps? Or a Sunset Boulevard, which is basically just whiskey, ginger ale, and cranberry juice (two of those are good for you when you feel sick, right?). Or if you’re a creature of habit, you could just hit some restaurants that boast the best Bloody Marys in D.C., such as The Dubliner or Union Street Public House.

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