Posts Tagged ‘government shutdown’

The Truck Stops Here: The Food Scene Feels the Squeeze of the Government Shutdown

In the shadow of the Department of Transportation, the intersection of 7th and C streets SW should be packed with food trucks and people on a sunny 80-degree Friday. But instead of the usual 18 trucks, there are just 11. And although lines start to form at noon, they’re shorter than normal. Many food trucks […]

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. […]

Some Food Trucks Shut Down Along With the Government

When PORC food truck hit the streets on Tuesday, co-owner Josh Saltzman gave his crew specific instructions: Don't to go anywhere near a government building. L'Enfant Plaza, normally one of the most popular food truck destinations, has become a lunchtime ghost town amid the government shutdown. Instead, PORC headed to Franklin Park. But that wasn't […]

Where to Eat and Drink During the Shutdown? Follow This Flowchart

There's hardly a restaurant in town that isn't offering government shutdown food and drink specials. To help you weed through the free burgers and discounted beers, we've created this handy flow chart. Keep in mind that most of these deals require a federal government ID. You can see the full list of deals here. Click […]

The Essential Guide to Food and Drink Government Shutdown Specials (Updated)

Look at it this way: a government shutdown equals more time—and reason—to drink. And whether you are furloughed or not, there are plenty of food and drink specials around town. We'll continue to update this list as long as the shutdown lasts. If you know of other promotions, email us at This post was […]