When I look at the information provided by Statcounter, I notice one consistent trend over the years I have been blogging my thoughts. There has been one topic that the search engines consistently answer with a link to this site.
Food and alcohol. The question differs between "What is the best food to eat before drinking" or "What to eat while drinking" or my favorite "What food soaks up alcohol?"
And now, after years of informal research, I believe I am finally able to provide the answer. And for most of us, it has been in front of your faces all along.
The best food to eat before or while drinking is......... bar food!
No, I am not joking. Bar food it there for a reason. It provides a base for your stomach and it gives some filler during a binge. Wings, burgers, and pizza all go great with beer. That is not a coincidence.
Even those pretzels they have in the bowl on the bar are there for a reason. Not as much to make you thirsty as they are to keep you going. Those pretzels will soak up the alcohol quite well. Just make sure you are getting them fresh. Last thing you want is to sit down by a half empty bowl of pretzels and watch a guy come right out of the restroom and dig his hand in there. Odds are he was eating before he went into the john and didn't wash his hands on the way out.
The real key to eating and drinking is simple. Don't eat too much! It is about quantity and keeping yourself from filling your stomach is room that can be used to store booze. The last thing you want to do is eat a big meal and then go out for some drinks. After a couple of beers you feel bloated and like you might hurl. All because you ate too much.
You have to be careful with meals that have a combination of breadings, batters and starches. Those meals can take more time to digest. A good fish fry can lead to a destructive night. Same with pasta. Even too many Hooters wings will do you in unless you keep drinking beer to keep it moving. All those starches can break down and before you know it, your stomach feels like it is full of cement.
So next time you are planning that night of floozing and boozing, get a small meal in your stomach first. But don't eat too much. Better yet, go to the saloon and enjoy some wings or pizza as you quaff your malted beverages. That bar food is there for a reason. To help you make it through the night.
No go rock on with your bad selfs!
Now go read St. Patty's Day Survival