Hold on to that "I voted" sticker for as long as possible. It's an easy way to score some cheap eats.
Houston's bars and restaurants are doing their part to encourage their fellow citizens to vote with an array of discounts on food and drinks. From free margaritas to an extra scoop of ice cream, this roundup should suit every taste.
CultureMap will update this guide as more specials come in through Election Day.
Bread Man Baking Co.
Get 20-percent off your purchase at either Galveston's Own Farmers Market or the Urban Harvest farmers market with an "I voted" sticker through Election Day.
Brennan’s of Houston
On Election Day, the Creole institution will give voters a free order of Ballot Beignets.
Cacao & Cardamom
Now through Election Day, get a free "Vote" bonbon with an "I voted" sticker at either of the popular chocolatier's locations.
Caracol, Hugo’s, and Xochi
All three of chef Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught’s restaurants will reward voters with a free margarita: choose from red, white, or blue. They’re also available for $11 each for those who want a second. The offer is good through Election Day.
Flash the “I voted” stick for $1 off any menu item at this food truck that can be found at 8th Wonder Brewery.
Fat Cat Creamery
The ice cream shop in The Heights will give voters a free scoop upgrade. As in, buy one, get the second scoop for free.
The Greenway Plaza restaurant will give a 10-percent discount to diners with an “I voted” sticker.
Get a free order of chicharrones at this Montrose patio bar with an "I voted" sticker.
On Election Day, diners will receive 30-percent off their meals with an “I voted” sticker.
Michael's Cookie Jar
Now through Election Day, get a free cookie at either the West U. or Briargrove location with an "I voted" sticker.
All locations will offer voters a house margarita for $6.50 on Election Day.
An "I voted" sticker generates a 10-percent discount at the popular Greek restaurant (through November 8).
The Malaysian restaurant’s signature roti canai, a flaky Indian flatbread accompanied by curry dip, gets a discount to $2 now through Election Day for voters.
Get each of the following dishes for free at Chris Shepherd’s restaurants with an “I voted” sticker:
- Georgia James: Bacon Sausage and Hash Browns
- Hay Merchant: People’s Choice Championship Queso
- One Fifth Mediterranean: Hummus and pita
- UB Preserv: Pork dumplings
Show either an "I voted" sticker or a poll receipt to receive a free drip coffee with any purchase and/or a $5 biscuit breakfast sandwich (regular price $9). Offer good through November 6.