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12 ways to celebrate leap year

Ginger Kennelly has had this plate for 30

Ginger Kennelly has had this plate for 30 years. The Plainview resident, born on Feb. 29, says, "People always ask me if this is my birthday. One man said, 'Now I know why I couldn't get this plate!' " (Newsday, Feb. 26, 2012) Credit: Handout

There are less than 12 hours left in your extra day, so you should eat something good.

After all, leap year isn't an annual thing. Take advantage of the allotted time. Here are a dozen flavorful ways to do just that.

Oysters at Canterbury's, 46 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay; 516-922-3614.

Hamburger with Gruyere at Market Bistro, 519 N. Broadway, Jericho; 516-513-1487.

Garlic sausage at Mirabelle Tavern, 150 Main St., Stony Brook; 631-751-0555.

Belgian brews at Waterzooi, 850 Franklin Ave., Garden City; 516-877-2177.

Torta primavera at Arturo's, 246-04 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-352-7418.

Shrimp with walnuts in mayo sauce at The Orient, 623 Hicksville Rd.. Bethpage; 516-822-1010.

Spaghetti alla carbonara at  Verace, 599 Main St., Islip; 631-277-3800.

Whole grilled fish at Alexandros, 1060 Route 25A, Mount Sinai; 631-928-8600.

Coal-fired pizza at Salvatore's, 124 Shore Rd., Port Washington; 516-883-8457.

Tapas at Cafe Buenos Aires, 23 Wall St., Huntington; 631-603-3600.

Chocolate souffle at Stresa, 1524 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-365-6956.

A sundae at Itgen's, 211 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 516-825-7444.

And, to add a very big and economical orange to this collection of ripe apples, there is the area-wide news today that if you buy one Big Mac at McDonald's, you can get another one free.


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