Best of Kent: Best place to cure a hangover

Jarett Theberge

First PlaceMike’s Place

If you’ve just had a night to remember (or you can’t remember a thing) it’s only fitting that you have a meal you’re sure to remember the next morning. Mike’s Place has helped students soak up spirits for the past 32 years with big portions and plenty of options.

With nearly 60 items to choose from on their breakfast menu alone, it’s hard to beat Mike’s on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Don’t worry about not sleeping off the spins because breakfast is served all day.

And don’t skip out on the bread because Mike’s Place has over 40 sandwiches to choose from that you won’t find anywhere on campus. For example, their Son of Chuckie is a composition of peanut butter, chocolate chips, bacon and potato chips held together by two pieces of hearty grilled Texas toast.

Owner Mike Kostensky tries to fill up his guest’s stomachs as much as possible.

“A lot of people right now are cutting back portions. I’m so tired of going to a restaurant and you leave and you have to stop at Taco Bell on the way home because they’re hungry,” Kostensky said.

Second PlaceWild Goats Cafe

Right on the edge of downtown Kent sits a morning and early afternoon staple of the community. Wild Goats Cafe keeps things “weirder” for their guest coming in with a headache and feeling a bit groggy.

A look at their menu will have you wide awake in anticipation for their creative meals.

Wild Goats’ Someth’n Someth’n comes with two pancakes spread with peanut butter sandwiched with blueberries and granola and topped with more blueberries and granola.

Or if some spice is what you need to get back to sobriety, their Chorizo Omelette will do the trick with avocado, onion, pepper jack cheese and salsa.

Third PlaceTree City Coffee

If you feel that your stomach can’t handle a massive influx of food after your night out on Saturday, Tree City Coffee has you covered.

The organic ingredients from sustainable farms that go into their coffee make it an easy choice if you’re looking for something light and non-alcoholic to combat your hangover.

Lauren Heroux, the general manager of Tree City, said they anticipate extra business on weekend mornings and stock up supplies so you’ll find yourself in good hands here along with the friends you went out with the night before.

Jarett Theberge is a visual arts reporter. Contact him at [email protected].