And Then Comes the Morning...

“Love is so short and forgetting so long.” We don’t know if Pablo Neruda was a drinking man, but whether it’s a hangover of the heart or of the bottle, recovery can be a long and painful road. And there’s probably no more epic hangover that the one that shows up on January 1. There are two ways to go about dealing with this situation — hair of the dog for those with a strong constitution or caffeine and greasy food. Either way, a nice pub is probably your best bet; they’re quiet, dark, and during the day usually impart a soulful air conducive to splitting headaches and regret. In Broward, Maguires Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale opens at 11 a.m. — if you are actually awake that early — and serves traditional Irish fare along with a traditional Irish sympathy for the curse of the drink. If you live a little farther north, the Blue Anchor British Pub at 804 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach will take good care of you beginning at noon. Call Maguires Hill 16 at 954-764-4453 or the Blue Anchor British Pub at 561-272-7272.
Sat., Jan. 1, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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