Posts Tagged ‘free food’

Still Shutdown?! Where to Get Totally Free Food and Drinks

At this point in the government shutdown, discounts are good, but free is better. Fortunately for the furloughed, there are still plenty of restaurants and bars offering food and drinks gratis. Here's what you can get without opening your wallet: Pulled pork sandwich Where: Pork Barrel BBQ, 2312 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria Government ID? Yes. […]

Free Food For Leap Year Babies Today at Z-Burger

The local fast-food joint with the quirkiest giveaways is at it again today. Anyone holding a valid government-issued I.D. showing a Feb. 29 birthday is entitled to four free meals (including burger, fries and drink) on Wednesday at Z-Burger. "Eat them all, share them with friends or save them for the next three birthdays you're […]

Free Gelato! Casa Nonna Debuts New Icy Treat Cart Today With Comp Scoops

Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle is rolling out its new Italian-style street-side gelato cart on Thursday. Folks dropping by between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. receive free scoops. Full details below:

A (Free) Taste of Harlem at Eastern Market

New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, who famously hosted President Obama at a $1.5 million fundraiser inside the cook's Harlem eatery Red Rooster last spring, is rolling into the District on a national food truck tour for charity on Friday. Samuelsson will be dishing out free food but gladly accepting donations on behalf of the hunger […]

No Waffling Here: IHOP to Give Away 1,500 Short Stacks

Rise and shine,  flapjack freaks. You have a narrow, three-hour window in which to score some free pancakes, and the clock starts ticking at 6 this morning. So get those shoes on now and head to the new IHOP in Columbia Heights. To celebrate the opening of its 1,500th restaurant, IHOP is giving the first […]

Cast a Vote, Get a Free Taco at California Tortilla

As far as promotions go, this one is pretty simple: Wear your smug "I Voted" sticker (one that you got at a polling station, not one that you tore off your co-worker's chest in anger) and get a free taco today at California Tortilla. It's a promotion with a civic mind. Well, to a degree. […]

Free Treats Today at Hello Cupcake

Somehow it seems wrong to celebrate an anniversary and give your guests a gift. But from the moment doors open at 10 a.m. today, Hello Cupcake will pass out its namesake treats for free as part of its second anniversary celebration. I suspect people will be lining up outside the door on Dupont Circle well […]

Free Soup Tonight at Grapeseed in Bethesda

Not Heineman's gazpacho. Like so many other restaurateurs these days, Grapeseed chef and owner Jeff Heineman is just trying to get folks in the door. His latest ploy is to give away free soup to all his friends on Facebook — and to all the fans of a Facebook group devoted to people who hate […]

Joking Aside, Free Sandwiches Tomorrow at Pollo Campero

Y&H will happily play the corporate shill when it comes to free food. Hey, with this economy, I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you about an opportunity to dine for nothing. The latest to throw sweet (spicy, actually) nothings at us is Pollo Campero, the Latin American chicken chain with the mascot who's only […]

Food Predictions for 2009: Free Food!

Thefoodpeople, a product-development company based in England, offers a number of predictions on the future of food.  The people's forecast includes the usual stuff—home cooking, in-home drinking, head-to-tail cooking, etc—but  it also notes the potential rise of "free food," including foraging. I offer just two words of caution: Nicholas Evans.