All the cures for your Mardi Gras blues: ways to bounce back after Fat Tuesday

You made it through Mardi Gras! But now, you can barely move. Here's what you need to know to get back to normal.

by Mary Staes
February 28, 2019

So you made it through Mardi Gras Day. You woke up early and caught Zulu. You walked to the Marigny to see the costumes. You even caught a bit of the truck parades. And now, you feel terrible.

Here are some of the ways you can recover after Mardi Gras:

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This business is right along the parade route — remember that awful place? — on St. Charles Avenue. It’s all about rehydration here, with IV therapy to help you get over your hangover. According to the website, some people feel better in as little as 30 minutes. Hangover remedies include a liter of hydrating fluids, B vitamins and the choice of an anti-nausea or anti-inflammatory medication.

The Remedy Room - Metairie
Getting there
200 Metairie Rd Suite 100, Metairie, LA 70005, USA
Mon-Sat 9am–4pm
Sun Closed
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Image taken in the French Quarter

Sitting in silence is sometimes the best remedy. It provides solace and peace, and even better, the day after Mardi Gras is Ash Wednesday. So, maybe the church will have more people in it than usual, but most of them will be partied out from yesterday, as well, and will understand. St. Louis Cathedral is open Wednesday, and Mass times are 12:05 p.m. and 5 p.m.

St. Louis Cathedral
Getting there
615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Fri 8:30am–4pm
Sat 5–6pm
Sun 9am–12pm
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Egg sandwiches – the little known hangover cure

Everything you need all in one bite. Protein, grease, fat, and bread. These things are scientifically proven, I’m pretty sure, to make you feel better the morning after. Have you ever heard a person with a brutal hangover say, ”I just really need a salad right now?” No. Click here for a list of epic egg sandwiches to cure your hangover blues.


If you’re a traditionalist, yakamein is the go-to dish to help you through. It’s a concoction of spaghetti noodles, bits of beef, green onion and a boiled egg and its most-famous maker is Ms. Linda. The only place you can get her version regularly is at Bywater Bakery and it’s definitely worth it if you’re under the weather.

Bywater Bakery
Getting there
3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon 8am–3pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 8am–3pm
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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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