Just because New Year's Day is over doesn't mean you've said goodbye to the hangover.
It'll be back. But this time, you'll be ready.
Limit your downtime in 2014 with these top 5 hangover-fighting brunches.
5. Jake Melnick’s
These guys are going to make it easy for you. Their Epic Hangover Burger is house-smoked bacon, grilled pit ham, American cheese, Swiss, fried eggs and homemade maple mustard aioli sandwiched between a toasted croissant and served with breakfast potatoes. Hangover? Over.
41 E. Superior Street., River North (312-266-0400)
4. 2 Sparrows
You may have made a few "adult" decisions the night before, but channel your inner child the next morning with gourmet Pop Tarts. Then ease out of the champagne high with bottomless bubbles in mimosa form. Finally, kill off the hangover with biscuits and gravy, eggs in purgatory, and maple and bacon doughnuts.
553 W. Diversey Pkwy., Lincoln Park (773-234-2320)
3. Slurping Turtle
No need to seek out shaman healers when you can head to River North to discover one of the best and most underrated hangover cures: ramen noodles. Slurp your way back to sanity with a bowl of Tonkotsu filled with ramen noodles, silky pork broth, braised pork shoulder, and pickled mustard greens. We told you.
16 W. Hubbard St., River North (312-464-0466)
2. Francesca’s Forno
The last thing you want to do when you're hungover is to put clothes on. Keep the sweats on and head over to this pajama party brunch with options like tomato braised pork hash, amaretto-soaked French toast, and a Glazed & Infused donut. Belly full, head home and crawl back into bed. It's winter. No biggie.
1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park (773-770-0184)
1. Bub City
You may have gotten sauced the night before, but the only thing getting sauced the next morning will be the brunch. Dig into a BBQ brunch of fried chicken and waffles with jalapeno-bacon honey, white sausage gravy and whipped butter, or two eggs with cheddar biscuits and white sausage gravy. Welcome back.
435 N. Clark St., River North (312-610-4200)