Best Late Night Dining
Ever find yourself stumbling home at 3 a.m. with a sudden enormous appetite? What do you do? Where do you go? Now, I’m not talking about wanting a salad or grilled fish – because that’s never what we crave during our finest hour. What you want is something that’ll take you several hours to burn off on the elliptical the next day! We’re talking: fried, greasy, cheesy… and oh-so-good!
In the wee hours of the morning, the best thing to chow down during the beginning stages of a hangover is comfort food. journeyPod has searched high and low… we’ve scoured the streets, interviewed the drinkers, and thought long n’ hard about great midnight hot spots. After arduous research (hey… we had to put ourselves in your shoes), we’ve come up with the ultimate guide to late night dining! Check it out here:
Top foods to devour after a late night of drinking: Fish n’ Chips (England)
Churros con Chocolate (Spain)
Pit Beef (Maryland)
Pommes Frites (Germany, New York)
Slice of Pizza (New York)
Best places to visit for a late night chow:
Blue Ribbon (New York): The Bromberg brothers have managed to win the hearts (or rather, stomachs) of every New Yorker in search of the perfect pastry, sandwich or culinary delight. Opened till 4 a.m. Monday through Sunday, the bakery has become known as a chef’s after- hour hangout. Choose from Blue Ribbon Bakery in Manhattan, Blue Ribbon Restaurant in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as their two Sushi restaurants also located downtown and in Brooklyn.
Harajuku Elephant Café (Tokyo): You’re bound to wake up when you find yourself walking through these doors, as the wait staff greets you with a loud shout and clap. The restaurant is always hoppin’ and the crowd enjoys traditional dishes like Pad Thai and unique plates like the Thai pizza.
L’Express (New York): Located on Park Avenue South, this French bistro feeds the city that never sleeps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specialties include Quiche Lorraine and Steak Frites. L’Express is always crowded and serves as a great night bar sitting spot if you can’t seem to get shut eye.
South Street Diner (Boston): Formerly the Blue Diner, South Street is also “The place for college students to start their “Spring Break Tour” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. The famous hot spot has served as a backdrop for many movies in the 80’s and 90’s including “House Guest” with Steve Martin. Late nighters are often found sharing the pupu platter filled with with Mozzarella sticks, Spinach Pies, Buffalo Wings, and many more great choices.
Pub Saint Germain (Paris): One of France’s biggest pubs also serves as a local late night dining experience in Paris. It’s open 24 hours with an excellent beer selection (for those not quite done with drinking). Prices are reasonable and the Fish n’ Chips will leave you well satisfied.
Bully’s (San Diego): Home of San Diego’s finest Prime Rib, at Bully’s guests enjoy Alaskan King Crab legs and Filet Mignon till the early hours of the morning. End the night in style and impress your date with a meal fit for a King (or Queen) at this Southern Cali hot spot.
Big Pink (Miami): With a slogan like “Real Food for Real People, Really”- who can resist the temptation? The cuisine here combines comfort food with a gourmet twist as guests enjoy buckets of Sweet Potato Fries and Buffalo Shrimp. Big Pink also offers a great selection of delivery items (for those of you who cant get out of the house).
Les Givral’s Vietnamese (Houston): A great alternative to typical diner food, guests consume vermicelli and rice dishes, Spring Rolls and other Vietnamese specialties till early hours of morning. Fight the hangover with vitamins from one of their fresh fruit juices. Staff is extremely kind and attentive.
Versailles (Miami): Down in South Beach, places tend to stay open a little later… and Versailles is no exception to this list. Serving scrumptious Cuban delights to both tourists and locals, this is a great place to mingle as the night dies down.
Bar Italia (London): Clubbers and bar-hoppers agree that this little Italian eatery is the best part of their night out in Soho. Open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, guests sip on cappuccino to get them ready for work (after an all-nighter) and dish on delicious Bruschetta topped with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Jerry’s Famous Deli (Los Angeles and Miami): Whether its Hummus you crave or a Pastrami Sandwich- the variety of options at Jerry’s is hard to beat. The place is crawling with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Jonny Knoxville, Lindsey Lohan, Evangaline Lilly, Courtney Cox, David Arquette and many more.
Gray’s Papapaya Hot Dog (New York): The epitomy of what a New York hot dog should taste like. Top it will chili, onions, mustard or anything your heart desires. We guarantee you will never taste a hot dog this good!
Yacht Club (Atlanta): Located in the artsy area of Little 5 Points, this late night spot serves the best Brunswick Stew in the southeast. One bowl of this delicious stew can cure the worst hangover!