September 23rd, 2012
Photo Credit: Gabi Porter
New Orleans: 8 Places to Curb Your Hangover. Or, Hair Of The Dog It Away.By Gabi Porter and Matt Rodbard (FoodRepublic.com)
“New Orleans is a fun drinking town, especially with all these great new cocktail bars cropping up. But with a fun drinking town comes the not-so-fun-hangover-morning town. Nothing is worse than having the life sucked out of you in a far-away hotel room. You know, the one with the frigid A.C. and sandpaper sheets.
But there is relief! We at Food Republic have spent some serious time being hungover in New Orleans. And we found a couple places that will help you get through the morning. And if you’re not hungover in New Orleans? Good for you. Hit these places up for lunch anyway.
When noted cocktail expert Dave Wondrich won a Spirited Award at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, he thanked his family, friends and closed with the message that he would see everybody later at Coop’s. Dave likes a good dive bar, and Coop’s is one of the best around, cracking bottles of Abita Abbey Ale late into the night. But to me, Coop’s is a morning destination (well, early afternoon; there is no morning in New Orleans) for Cajun fried chicken and rabbit jambalaya. The chicken, served since the spot opened in 1983, is the grand inspiration for Popeye’s slightly peppery golden birds. At least that’s my theory. After breaking through the golden crust, the juicy dark meat hints of a briny beginning.”