Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Leap Year and Italian Feast at Pubbelly

Though the 15th-annual South Beach Wine & Food festival is behind us, there's still a reason to munch: Leap Day. Every four years, leap year comes around, and what better way to celebrate than with food and drinks. Find specials at local eateries, including BLT Prime, Kitchen 305, Blue Collar, and Mignonette. 

March Madness begins Tuesday at midtown's Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, meaning diners will get 50 percent off weekday dinners through the end of the month. Quality Meats is celebrating its first anniversary with a special dessert, and Emma Cardarelli from Montreal’s Nora Gray is popping up at Pubbelly to host a family-style Italian affair. 

Leap Year Birthdays
If you're one of the few people born on Leap Day, celebrate with specials at local eateries. BLT Prime will offer birthday diners 50 percent off for parties of two and 25 percent off for parties of three or more. At Kitchen 305, guests can take advantage of a $29 prix fixe, $2.29 imported beers, $2.29 specialty margaritas, and $29 bottles of wine. Leap Year babies aged 21 or older will be treated to $2.29 drinks all night long. At Blue Collar and Mignonette, take advantage of a restaurant shuffle where guests at each restaurant can choose three menu items from the other restaurant.
Punch on the Road at Sweet Liberty
The Punch Room pop-up is taking over South Beach's Sweet Liberty tonight with the London Edition's Davide Segat and Andy Shannon. They will serve various punches from their London-based bar, including milk punch infused with dark Jamaican rum and Mayflower punch, which combines Plymouth gin and grapefruit sherbet. For more information, call 305-763-8217.  

March Madness at Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 
March Madness is taking over the midtown eatery. Diners will get 50 percent off their dinner check Monday through Thursday. The offer will last through the end of March. It cannot be combined with other specials like happy hour.

First Anniversary of Quality Meats 
Snag a slice of free birthday cake to celebrate the Miami Beach steakhouse's first anniversary. Crafted by pastry chefs Cory Colton and Trew Sterling, the cake is said to look like a bone-in tomahawk steak. It will be wheeled around the room on a gueridon and sliced tableside. The offer lasts through Friday. 
Happy Hour at NaiYaRa
NaiYaRa's Chef Bee has launched happy hour seven days a week from 5  to 7 p.m. Specialty cocktails and bites will be offered for $7 apiece. Menu items include whitefish tacos, grilled tofu, kimchee fried rice, glass noodle salad, and spicy tuna tostones. 

Restaurant Nora Gray at Pubbelly 
Pubbelly's Jose Mendin is continuing his Mendin & Friends series with Emma Cardarelli from Montreal’s Nora Gray for a family-style Italian affair. Cardarelli will source the dinner's ingredients from Miami shops and growers and use seasonal ingredients for each dish. Guests will have the opportunity to pair each plate with an Italian-inspired beverage to complement dinner. Tickets cost $65 per person plus $38 for the beverage pairing. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit pubbelly.com.

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