My late-night-done-been-drinking choice would be anything I don't have to drive to! I've never gotten a D. U. I. in 30+ years of savoring good drink, and I don't want to receive the first one!
A good choice here in lovely Athens, Georgia ia The Grill at 171 College Avenue on College Square. The single greatest sobering mechanism on their menu is the Big Molly Burger, which is so huge you have to eat it with a knife and fork: picking it up is impossible. Its accompaniment is fries with feta dressing.
The best thing I've ever been dragged to when out drinking was a Mexican place that served me a bowl of menudo that warmed the dark corners of my soul while rendering me a more-sober fool in 30 minutes flat.
Now, regards the late, great Tan Canary, Johnny Adams, I own several of his pre-S. S. S. International singles: I think all of them are on the RON and RIC labels.
One of my all-time favorite New Orleans records is "But I Do" by Clarence (Frogman) Henry. Every time I hear that played, I think of my first drive down St. Charles Avenue, the great oaks arching overhead, the streetcars clanging by. So many good records came out of N. O., and a lot of those - like "Me Big Chief" by Professor Longhair (with uncredited Earl King on vocal) on WATCH should have been bigger national hits than they were. I am as partial to any 45 arrenged and/or produced by the great Wardell Quezergue, The Creole Beethoven, as I am to any generous serving of correctly prepared red beans and rice: furthermore, both will keep you alive for long periods of time with little other sustenance!
If y'all think food and beer are my passions, it's just coz y'all haven't gotten me started talking about my 45 record collection....
Always Turning The Tables (At All Four Speeds), Ort. Carlton in Vinyl-Rich Athens, Georgia.