Don’t Let These Labor Day Weekend Food and Drink Deals Float By!
EVEN THOUGH IT still feels like the dog days, Labor Day reminds us summer is ending. If you’re celebrating the long, hot weekend in or around town, cool your jets and get rewarded with these tasty deals. No labor involved!
Picos' shaker marg
There’s nothing as refreshing as a shaken or frozen margarita. Expect all-day happy hour on Sept. 4, starring signature Shaker Margaritas. Plus try out the new bar bites like the Los de Barbacoa Tacos and Tostada de Regia. Or snag your last chance to take home Cooler Packs of margaritas, which stay cold in an insulated cooler bag.
Bellaire’s Aya Sushi is celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend with a 19-course omakase experience for $125. Plus, score great deals on sake — they offer the largest collection of sake in Texas — and highballs. The kitchen is headed by uchi alum Chef Yoshi Katsuyama with fish flown in from Japan daily.
Get out of dodge to this big, cool, blue lagoon about 45 minutes from Houston. Order up the Watermelon Margarita and the celebrated Freedom Dog, an all-beef foot-long frank topped with chili, cheddar, onions and pickled jalapenos. Huge menu with dining overlooking the lagoon!
Kick back this Labor Day weekend with barbecue and all the fixings — without ever breaking a sweat. Pick up your smoked meats (brisket, sausage, chicken, pork) in large re-heatable containers and gussied-up ready-to-eat chilled sides like chard coleslaw and kale salad. Don’t forget the hog-fat cornbread and buttermilk biscuits!
Four Seasons hosts the Official Drink of H-Town competition.
Want to continue the holiday for a few more days? Houston’s best bartenders will gather to compete for creating the “Official Drink of H-Town” Sept. 6 from 6-8:30pm at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston downtown. A panel of beverage experts and event attendees will taste and vote for the winning cocktail. The gold winner will be featured on the Bayou & Bottle menu for one year, and special prizes will also be awarded. Reserve your spot to join the fun!
Home Run Dugout's tasty spread (photo by Duc Hoang)
Celebrate the last days of summer starting this Fri., Sept. 1, with Home Run Dugout’s first-ever concert, featuring Lil' Keke, Slim Thug and Paul Wall. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available here. Come back Saturday for the kickoff of “The Tailgate.” Every Saturday during football season, guests can enjoy discounted beer buckets, breakfast tacos from 9am-noon, burgers and hot dogs on the grill, and tailgate games.
Loch Bar Blackened Texas Redfish sandwich and fries (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)
On Labor Day, Sept. 4, catch the epic blackened Texas Redfish sandwich special crowned with zesty remoulade and pickled onions. Or come for live music and discounted cocktails, and savory staples during Sunday brunch.
Family fajita pack at Los Tis
Craving Tex-Mex, but want to feed your crowd at home? Pick up trays for your pool party or to accompany a backyard grill from any one of six Houston locations. Family packs, which serve 4-6, include fajita packs, cheese enchilada family packs or a Tex-Mex dinner family style pack.
Money Cat (photo by Jenn Duncan)
Receive 15 percent off robata items Sat.-Mon. of Labor Day weekend at this still-new Japanese spot in Upper Kirby. Snag the luxurious Chilean sea bass wrapped in banana leaf with green curry and mustard greens on special, along with other deals. Cha-ching!
Pier 6 cocktails
Escape the urban jungle for the Labor Day Party on the Bay in San Leon, nestled between Houston and Galveston. Pier 6 will offer family fun including a bounce house and outdoor games, live music from 4-8pm, and tasty seaside food and drinks. Consider a stay at adjacent luxury condos The Bungalows at Pier 6, part of the same company.
Get there safely: For the long party-filled Labor Day weekend, classy local rideshare ALTO is offering a Ride Pass with great discounts, so you can relax and let someone else do the driving — and parking.
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