Whether you plan to go out for one of our top restaurant picks, enjoy one of these Atlanta activities or stay in and watch Anderson Cooper get awkward with Kathy Griffin on television on New Year's Eve, you'll likely indulge in a little bubbly. Here are nine restaurants across Atlanta to soak up the booze and feast on high-calorie food on New Year's Day before you start that diet and exercise program.
Start off 2016 right with a bit of good luck. This holiday, Across the Street will be serving some New Year’s Day specials, including their porkchop, homemade Bloody Marys and other offerings to help cure what ails you.
668 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312, 404-781-0931, www.facebook.com/acrossthestreetatlanta/
Head over to Diesel and order the Breakfast Burger full of sausage gravy, cheese and bacon with a Bloody Mary to soak up last night's booze. Then munch on tater tots all afternoon while you cheer on your favorite team at the bar.
870 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306, 404-815-1820, www.dieselatlanta.com
After bidding 2016 goodbye, what you really want is a bagel and scallion caper schmear, black coffee and a cheese danish. Open for brunch only 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1540 Avenue Place, B-230, Atlanta, Ga. 30329, 678-927-9131, www.thegeneralmuir.com
Ladybird wants to help you recover from the debauchery of your New Year's Eve shenanigans. Relax on the patio with live music, food and drink specials, and good friends before you take a stroll on the Beltline to kick off your 2017 exercise resolution.
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312, 404-458-6838, www.ladybirdatlanta.com
Ria's is open at 9 a.m. sharp on New Year's Day for your recovery needs. We suggest refueling with Ria's famous buttermilk pancakes with caramelized bananas, black coffee and a side of avocado.
421 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312, 404-521-3737, www.riasbluebird.com
Try to Shake Shack when only a burger, cheesy fries and a chocolate milkshake will do after celebrating the end of a long year.
3035 Peachtree Road NE, Suite A146, Atlanta, Ga. 30305, 470-809-9201, www.shakeshack.com
New Year's Day means pork, pork and more pork for good luck in the year ahead. Try a pulled pork sandwich with a side of grilled okra or a Carolina pulled pork grit bowl. To mix it up, order the pulled pork tacos. Open 11 a.m. to midnight.
656 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306, 678-515-3550, www.sweetauburnbbq.com
If you're a stickler for tradition, reserve a spot at Wahoo! for your plate of pork, collards and black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. You'll secure good fortunes from day one in 2016. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations suggested.
1042 W. College Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030, 404-373-3331, www.wahoogrilldecatur.com
There may be nothing better than the Westside Pileup (skillet potatoes topped with onions, peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, two eggs) and bottomless black coffee after ringing in the new year. Make sure to check out West Egg's New Year's Day brunch specials before you order the usual. It might just be the cure-all you need to kick that hangover to the curb.
1100 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30318, 404-872-3973, www.westeggcafe.com
Looking for more options for New Year's Day dining? Here are our top picks for breakfast and brunch.
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