Posts Tagged ‘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. […]

President and VP Make Hoagie Stop at Taylor Gourmet

Maybe they heard about the free cookies and discounts for government employees? President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked from the White House to the Taylor Gourmet at 17th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW this afternoon. According to the hoagie chain, Obama ordered a six-inch Race Street sandwich with roasted turkey, prosciutto, pesto, and […]

How Much Free Food and Booze Are Restaurants Giving Away During the Shutdown?

So what are furloughed government employees doing during the shutdown? Drinking and eating as much free food as possible, if the numbers below are any indication. We called up a number of bars and restaurants offering shutdown specials to see how much free stuff they gave away yesterday. Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Rey gave […]

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 […]

Quo Vadis? As Rome Burns, It’s Time for D.C. Shutdown Specials!

With a government shutdown looking close to unavoidable at this point, official Washington is going to be closing down. Never mind that trash is about to pile up around town and GED-seeking D.C. residents won't be able to take a prep test for their upcoming exam, it's time to drink cheap beer, stuff your face […]