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The Sanfratello’s Hangover Cure

There’s nothing better than a cheesy pan pizza with perfectly seasoned crushed tomatoes to curb the sting of an epic New Year’s Eve celebration – EXCEPT TWO OF THEM. You’re not seeing double: this New Year’s Day buy one Sanfratello’s Pan Pizza and get a second one for FREE. Yes Free. PS. The Free pizza must be of equal or lesser value than the one you paid for. Details at


Freddies Fabulous Flu Fixer

If you’ve got a case of the bottle flu from your New Year’s Eve revelry, Freddies has the cure. Actually, they have a few specials that’ll get you back on your feet:

  • Get 6 donuts and a large coffee for $3 ALL DAY
  • Come in by 11AM and Get a FREE donut with ANYTHING! That includes our Cheese Fries, our burgers or our Italian Beef Sandwich….feeling better already?

Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, 701 W 31st Street, Chicago, (312) 808-0147


Earls Kitchen + Bar Offers a Uniquely Canadian Cure

Roll out of bed and join Earls for brunch on New Year’s Day. You bring the OTC painkiller, we’ll supply the hangover cures including a decadent Croque Madame, a killer Chorizo Hash, and, of course one of the best Bloody Caesar cocktails you’ve ever tasted. (For those who’ve never tasted a Bloody Caesar it’s a quintessentially Canadian brunch drink—similar to a Bloody Mary but with clam juice and other great stuff.) It’s the real deal…Earls is owned by a Canadian family. Bottom’s up.
Earls Kitchen + Bar, 1538 North Clybourn in Lincoln Park. Reservations: (312) 929-3952 (For access to NewCity parking or for drop-off in the circular drive, enter at 1500 North Halsted Street.)


Your Man (or Woman) at Stan’s Has Just What You Need

Stan’s Donuts. Need we say more? And on New Year’s morning, they’re serving an awesome sweet and salty answer to your prayers: a vanilla old fashioned donut with vanilla glaze, chocolate and maple drizzle topped with owner Rich Labriola’s homemade potato chips and a bit of Cap’n Crunch® cereal. Stan’s Donuts: Wicker Park – 1560 N. Damen Avenue; Streeterville – 259 E. Erie St.; East Lakeview 2800 N. Clark Street


Brunch at La Stanza Has a Stan’s Donut Bar and A Bloody Mary Cart.

Chicagoans looking to feast after their night of revelry will have their Brunch dreams fulfilled at La Stanza. The menu includes decadent dishes such as Lobster Thermidor Benedict accompanied by tableside Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, and a Do-It-Yourself Stan’s Donut Bar! Plus there’s live jazz band from 12pm – 3pm.
La Stanza Ristorante at Labriola Chicago – 535 N. Michigan Ave (at the Grand Avenue Overpass). Call (312) 955-3100 for reservations.


Tried and True: $2 Mimosas at Barbakoa in Downers Grove

Sip your pain away with mimosas accompanied by brunch favorites like savory Scrambled Egg Tacos or sweet Mexican French Toast. The $2 must be accompanied by the purchase of an entrée. Barbakoa Modern Latin – 1341 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove. For Reservations call (630) 852-2333


The Original Chicago Cure For What Ails You: Cheese + Beef

There’s nothing like a perfectly spiced Cheesy Italian Beef sandwich from Buona to help you cope with the hair of the dog. Spice it up with their house made giardiniera or baptize it in all-natural gravy ­– however you like it, you’ll like it more on New Year’s morning. Details at



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