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Five Places That Will Help Save You with New Year’s Day Brunch

Fried chicken and waffles at The Front Porch, here to save you. Yelp photo by Steph L.

No matter what kind of a night you had on New Year’s Eve (you party animal, you), here are five places that are rallying on New Year's Day to serve you a hangover-helpin’ brunch. Tip big, drink more water, and don’t forget your Excedrin.

 

Absinthe

Some of the city's best hangover-fixing cocktails will be on deck here, along with a couple special menu additions, like spicy red chili pork stew with hard-boiled egg, black bean purée, pickled onions, shaved radish, cotija cheese, and tortilla chips, and a braised beef short rib sandwich with green chili aïoli, aged cheddar cheese, avocado, and pickled red cabbage on a torpedo roll. Mmmm. Reservations recommended. 398 Hayes. St., 415-551-1590.

 

Campton Place Restaurant

Just in case you have some relatives in town or feel like starting the year with your pinkie up, the genteel Campton Place is putting on a New Year’s Day brunch with an Indian accent; expect dishes like local Dungeness crab naan with pullet egg, potatoes, and fines herbes relish ($28), and some classics dishes too (hello, crab Benedict). All diners receive a complimentary glass of bubbles, cheers to that! Reservations available. 11:30am–2:45pm. 340 Stockton St., 415-955-5555.

 

Chambers Eat + Drink

The weather continues to be sunny and gorgeous, so odds are good you’ll be able to hang out poolside while dining hitting up the recovery brunch at Chambers from 10:30am-3pm. On the menu: Hangover Hash with dry-aged short rib pastrami, red bliss potato, cabbage, giardiniera, horseradish, rye toast, and two eggs sunnyside up, and the Eggs Royale with two sous vide eggs, crispy hash browns, cold-smoked salmon, mandarin hollandaise, caviar, chive, and dill. Three full bars will help keep any of your thirst-related needs at bay. 601 Eddy St., 415-829-2316.

 

The Front Porch

For a down-home brunch, the Front Porch will be slinging chicken and waffles (yes!), po’boys, their stoner stack (think fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, and sausage gravy on a biscuit), burgers, and other fave brunch items from 11am–3pm. Cocktails, check. 65 29th St., 415-695-7800.

 

Namu Gaji

This Mission spot (conveniently kitty corner to Dolores Park) will be open from 10:30am–4pm, serving their street food menu (gamja fries, okonomiyaki, stonepot) plus brunch dishes like a Hangtown Benedict on a housemade biscuit, an egg sandwich with kimchee relish, bourbon-challah French toast, and soju Bloody Marys and Micheladas. 499 Dolores St., 415-431-6268.

 

Marcia Gagliardi is the founder of the weekly tablehopper e-column; subscribe and get more food news and gossip at tablehopper.com. Follow her on Twitter: @tablehopper.