Hungover in Orlando? K Restaurant's Got You Covered

Hangover Helper

Just what the doctor ordered.


[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

K Restaurant in Orlando is quite practiced in the art of curing hangovers. They don't always serve brunch, but when they do, they do it up right. Served only on the second Sunday of every month, their brunch menu is packed so full of hangover helpers it's hard to know where to even begin.

The awesome Creole BBQ Shrimp ($13) served with plenty of buttery sauce over an oozing pile of creamy Logan Turnpike grits would be a good place to start, as would the Fried Chicken ($19) that comes smothered in sausage gravy with a side of cheese biscuits.

But the real star is the Pork Belly Benedict ($17). A couple thick slabs of pork belly from Palmetto Creek are braised until fork tender, then fried until crisp and bubbly. They come perched not-so-delicately on top of a slice of tomato (this is Florida, where good tomato season comes more than once a year) and a split biscuit. Soft poached eggs from nearby Lake Meadow Naturals and a thick coat of hollandaise sauce finish it off, unless you count the scattering of microgreens, which are more just a polite gesture than an actual functional ingredient.

This is one of those hangover helpers that was so effective at stuffing my aching body with tasty, buttery fat that I actually needed a hangover helper helper to take the edge off as I started to come down off my pork-and-egg-fueled high. Best thing for the job? How about a bit of the hair of the dog?


The Deviled Eggs ($6), made with more of those Lake Meadow Naturals eggs come with creamy, mustardy yolks, a tart tomato jam, and a sprinkle of crisply crumbled bacon.

K Restaurant

1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804‎ (map); 407-872-2332;