From awesome food and drink deals to leap year baby freebies, here's where to get your leap day on in Houston on Monday:
Drew’s Pastry Place, 10300 Louetta
Birthday bonus: If you were born on February 29, this sweet spot would like to help you celebrate by giving you a FREE Chef Drew's Signature Cannoli Cupcake (ID required).
El Big Bad, 419 Travis
This tequila temple had so much fun doing crawfish and margs on National Margarita Day, it's running the special back with its LEAP DAY powered by CRAWFISH event. Crawfish starts at 5 p.m. and runs until they sell out. El Big Bad will have a limited number of pre-sale tables in the private dining room, but walk-up is also available on a first-come first-served basis. Crawfish will be sold by the pound and will be at or below market price based on El Big Bad’s cost.
Hard Rock Café, 502 Texas
Birthday bonus: Show a valid ID that proves you were born on February 29 and you will receive a free entrée from the Leaplings Eat Free menu. Selections include things like the Legendary Burger, topped with smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese and a golden fried onion ring; Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese; and Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. See the entire menu online.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, 2327 Post Oak
Houston’s favorite New York-style delicatessen will be offering a “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” Leap Year Plate, featuring four of the deli’s favorite minis for $29 (plus tax and gratuity). Included on each plate are mini potato pancakes, Reubies (bite-size Reuben sandwiches), mini franks and crispy “Zaft” tots.
Mark’s American Cuisine, 1658 Westheimer
Tip your hat to the country’s best-known leaper, the frog, with this great Leap Year happy hour special. Guests can enjoy a specially created appetizer plate highlighted by jumbo-size frog legs and served with a glass of California Frog’s Leap wine.
Birthday bonus: Have proof you were born on February 29? Show it and get a free cocktail (Mark's will count actual years, not leap years).
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Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe
Just knowing you’ve been handed a whole extra day this year is one great reason to raise a glass. With that in mind, Ouisie’s is marking bottles of Stag’s Leap Cabernet down to $29 all day long.
Birthday bonus: Bring proof you were born on February 29 and get a birthday surprise.
Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons
Craft beer fans leap at the chance to hunt for Saint Arnold’s latest editions of its Divine Reserve Series, so it’s only fitting that the brewery has set the release date for its Divine Reserve No. 16 on leap day. Consistent with the style, this Adambier is a full-bodied beer. The use of Rauchmalt contributes a smoked wood aroma. It's best enjoyed at 50 degrees to 55 degrees; a subtle Noble hop aroma and a slight caramel character become more prominent as the beer warms up, and the smoked malt adds a layer of complexity. Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 16's moderately high bitterness is balanced nicely by its residual malty sweetness. It's a beer that will age nicely for those who enjoy cellaring Divine Reserves. More information on the Saint Arnold Divine Reserve series is available at saintarnold.com.
The Tasting Room Uptown Park, 1101 Uptown Park
Take advantage of leap day retail wine savings at The Tasting Room Uptown Park. They’ll be offering specials on Stag’s Leap wines to go all day long. See the specials here.