11/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eating Past Last Call In Downtown LA

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -- Any experienced drinker knows that a little food in the belly prior to passing out is a solid option. Not only does it ebb the next day hangover, it also sobers you up a notch or two (still not enough to drive, dummy).

Downtown has some options for late night grub and this handy guide will break down what you can find after last call. Rather than state the obvious choices like The Pantry (open 24 hours as well as guarantee that you will be reminded of said meal for at least 24 hours) or the random scour of taco trucks throughout DTLA, I chose to focus on the brick-and-mortar spots worth raving about and that you perhaps have not yet discovered. All listed are open past last call.