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FREE FOOD ALERT: Taylor Gourmet Bethesda

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9th Street Italian @ Taylor Gourmet, DC
courtesy of Plantains & Kimchi

Oh yeah. You heard me right. Free food (read: hoagies!) at the Taylor Gourmet in Bethesda in honor of their one year anniversary. If you stop by anytime from 11 AM til 8 PM today, you’ll get a free six-inch hoagie or pastina salad. Plus, Taylor Gourmet is really upping the ante by raffling off free hoagies for a year, a catered office party for up to 30 people (note: your office must be in Bethesda or Chevy Chase), 4 tickets to a Washington Capitals game and a paid Bethesda parking ticket.

So get yourself over to the deli. I’ll bet the line I gonna be pretty long…

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Make Your Own Pizza Kit

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‘rakhi and her pizza’
courtesy of ‘staceyviera’

Cheese is fatty, meat toppings tend to be rich, and the sauce is sweet. Pizza toppings are also packed with a compound called glutamate, which can be found in the tomatoes, cheese, pepperoni and sausage. … But according to culinary scientists, they contain flavor compounds that taste even better when eaten together.

Getchyer pizza! Potomac Pizza’s four locations (listed below) will be giving out a free slice of pizza and soft drink to all customers from 12 PM – 4 PM today. The restaurant is calling it their “final slice of summer.” And to quell your sadness about summer ending, you can go eat your feelings in the form of delicious pizza.

Homemade pizza, even with the cost of electricity factored in, is ridiculously affordable. However, it does take some time to make. Most of it is hands off time, though (oven heating, dough rising), so as long as you’re at home already, it won’t feel like it takes that long. 

It’s probably because you’re making it at home in a home oven. Those top out at 450 or 500 degrees F, which is a refrigerator compared to a pizza oven. You can compensate for that somewhat by getting a pizza stone and letting it preheat in your oven. If you are a fan pizza chef, check this link for tips on your pizza dough.

The four locations are at:

  • Chevy Chase Center: 19 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Potomac Promenade: 9812 Falls Road, Potomac, MD
  • Traville Village Center: 9709 Traville Gateway Dr. Rockville, MD
  • Kentlands Market Square: 625 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD

Note that there’s a limit of one free slice per customer.

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Taylor Gourmet Hoagies and Gardein Food Truck

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‘9th Street Italian @ Taylor Gourmet, DC’
courtesy of ‘Plantains & Kimchi’

Today, you’re in luck: there are TWO free food alerts.

If you’re down on H st. NE, DC United is giving out free Taylor Gourmet hoagies today from 12-1 PM. The 6-inch hoagies are in honor of the 4th of July and for DC United’s game against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium. Go DC United! Now grab a hoagie and let’s go show Philadelphia what we’re made of on Saturday.

If for some reason meat isn’t your thing, there’s a food truck in town from July 1st through 4th bringing you some free and meatless grub. Gardein Party, a food truck from the frozen-food producer focused on providing protein in meatless meals, will be giving out free samples at the Humane Society on 21st and L NW in Gaithersburg, MD (700 Professional Drive) today from 11 AM til 1 PM. Some of the samples include seven grain crispy tenders, the mandarin orange crispy chick’n and the ultimate beefless burger.

Gardein is doing demonstrations throughout the city, and plans on donating meatless meals to a local nonprofit (no word on which one in DC) for the first 10,000 people that pledge to give up meat one day per week for the summer. If you miss them today, they’ll also be at Freedomfest on July 3rd and 4th. I’m guessing that their twitter account will be your best bet for tracking them down.

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Chick-fil-A Free Fryday

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courtesy of ‘ Jomo’

Get ready for a little Friday pick-me-up, folks. Chick-fil-A’s throughout the metro region will be giving free fries with your order this friday, March 4th. The “Free FryDay” is in honor of the Heinz Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets. All you have to do is mention either the ketchup packets or Free FryDay between 2 and 4 pm to get yourself some free medium waffle fries. I believe this is what Charlie Sheen would refer to as “winning.”

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Merzi in Penn Quarter

Merzi Chaat

Appropriately dubbed the “Indian Chipotle”, newcomer Merzi is giving away free food today from 11 a.m. to noon at the Penn Quarter restaurant. I stopped by last night for a sneak preview, and walked away a big fan. The steps are just like Chipotle, pick a base (in this case, Naan, Chaat, Rice or Salad), add beans, add a meat (I recommend the beef, shrimp or chicken), toppings like lettuce and rice, and then a masala or a chutney to finish. My favorite was the green chili chutney, but don’t expect to cuddle up to your coworkers after lunch, it certainly has a kick.

Good news for our gluten-free friends, the owner’s son has a gluten allergy, so the restaurant is particularly conscientious of careful gluten-free preparation and keeps most items entirely gluten free (aside from the naan and the samosas, obviously). Boylan’s bottled sodas and a mango and probiotic yogurt smoothie keep you refreshed. Merzi is located on 7th street between D and E next to Carmine’s, and is open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

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Ben & Jerry’s Giving Away Ice Cream in Support of Dreamgirls

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‘ice cream sandwiches!’
courtesy of ‘urban farmgirl’

Get your buttocks out of your seat and run over to the  Ben & Jerry’s of Georgetown (3135 M St, NW) so you can test out their new handmade ice cream sandwiches, “Dreamwiches,” in honor of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ December production of Broadway’s Dreamgirls.

Pose for a picture with “The Dreams,” post it to any social network with information about the Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ December production of Broadway’s Dreamgirls and get free ice cream. This is one of several appearances that students from the school are making around DC during November to promote the show.

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Free Cupcake Madness

In honor of the premiere of their new reality show airing tonight at 10pm on TLC, Georgetown Cupcake is giving away a free, special edition cupcake all day today.

Some co-workers and I stopped by the M Street shop at 10am to snag our freebie and were met with a line and some questionable cupcake giveaway flow problems.

Words of caution: If you’re dying for a cupcake, you must be willing to battle the lines, which will undoubtedly grow longer as the day goes on, and the hot, humid and gobs of sweat inducing weather. You’ve been warned.

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Free Food Alert: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is Today!

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‘a free scoop can gather a crowd’
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’

You know that spring has arrived when Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is here!  Today from noon to 8 PM, stop by a participating Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop to get a free ice cream cone in your favorite flavor.  All four of DC’s Ben & Jerry’s stores are participating, so head out to one of these locations:

Keep in mind that lines may be long, but that free scoop of Phish Food or Peanut Butter Cookie Dough will be totally worth it!  Let us know in the comments how long you had to wait for your scoop.

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Free Food at Henry’s Soul Cafe. Leave Now.

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‘Sweet Potato Pie’
courtesy of ‘andycoan’

If you’re a fan of soul food and sweet potato pie, head out of your office NOW and go to the newest location of Henry’s Soul Cafe at 317 K Street NW.  To celebrate the opening of their newest location, they’re feeding the first 95 people in the door today, starting at 11 AM.

Their U Street location is one of my favorite places to get BBQ chicken, and their sweet potato pie is delicious, so if you happen to be nearby, GO THERE NOW.

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Cinnabon > Taxes

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Today is the day of free sweet things on Tax Day, apparently. Cinnabon, your friendly sugar-coma-inducing retailer of 1-million-calorie sticky buns, is offering up free Cinnabon bites on April 15.

The catch? They will only be available for free from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. And they are not available at airports or travel plazas – so those of you who just got excited about your pre-flight Cinnabon at DCA, I am sad for you. I did not mean to tease you like that. This is only valid at participating US mall-based bakeries.

Suburbanites, this is probs the best deal for you, as the mall-squatter Cinnabons are out in the ‘burbs. Check for a location near you here.