Hey, Joe! Want Free Breakfast? But Only If That IS Your Real Name...

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Photo courtesy of Longfellow Grill Facebook page
Hey, Joe...

We don't have to explain the magical effect free food has on the human mind. Promise sandwiches, no matter how mediocre, and the accounting meeting is going to be that much more well attended.

Otherwise clear-thinking people will wait in line for an hour for a free burrito or a free cone or any other thing that costs less than 10 dollars. When time literally is money, it's a difficult equation to figure out, but hey, humans are a complicated sort. So, is your name Joe? Then today is your lucky day.

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Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cones Today, March 16

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Photo Courtesy Dairy Queen Facebook Page
Treat yourself to a free cone at Dairy Queen today 

Doing nice stuff for other people plus eating ice cream has got to be the pinnacle of happiness in this world. And today, it's all free! Well, sort of.

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Cheap Burgers and Beer Plus Free Wine at Firelake Grill

Photo courtesy of Firelake Facebook Page
Two burgers, two beers, $24. (Or, your math is correct, one and one for $12)

There's nothing more American than demanding something for free because it's your birthday. It doesn't matter how old you get, you're inevitably going to ask (actually you're going to put your spouse up to it), "Do I get anything for my birthday?!"

Firelake Grill is doing something so completely un-American on its birthday, it's practically communist. They're giving stuff away instead!

Homeland security might want to get on this one.

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Free Wine by the Glass and Bottle at Amore Victoria

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Rouen Group
Grab a bunch of friends and get over to Amore Victoria because they're giving away free wine.

If there are any finer words in any language, we don't know what they are.

In a gesture of true hospitality, Amore Victoria is just giving away wine, the way one would if entertaining guests at home.

And for once, there's not much of a catch.

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Love Meat? Dine at Fogo de Chao for Valentine's Day and Get a Free Meal

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Fogo de Chao wants you to dine for Valentine's Day, and then dine again, for free.

What could be sexier than the meat sweats?

Whether you've got a lover to wine and dine on Valentine's Day or not, Fogo de Chao wants to show how much it loves you with a big incentive for dining there on Valentine's weekend: complimentary lunch or dinner.

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Chipotle Offers Free Burritos, Bowls, and Tacos on January 26

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Wagstaff Worldwide
Buy a vegan burrito, get a burrito of your choice in return.
Read our lips: free Chipotle.

But there's a catch. If, that is, you think of meat-free eating as a catch.

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School's Out: Kids Eat Free Today at Blue Plate Restaurants

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Francesco Doglio
Load up a child, any child, and head to lunch.

So it's cold enough that Minneapolis schools are closed for the day (though not St. Paul schools, you hardy lot!) and you want to take this opportunity to put on all the clothes in your closet and never leave the woolly cocoon of your bed. Besides, your car probably wouldn't start anyway.

But if you happen to be out and about, and you happen to have a young Minneapolitan in tow, Blue Plate Restaurant Group is offering free food to any school-sprung tot with a paying grown-up.

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Taco John's Offers Free Breakfast Burritos This Thursday

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Photo by Matthew D. Britt via Flickr
Wyoming-based "West Mex" chain Taco John's knows the secret to wooing Minnesotans is tater tots. Taco John's may call them Potato Oles, but there's no fooling the inventors of the tater tot hot dish. We all know the company's fried potato rounds are just slightly smaller tater tots waiting to be drowned in nacho cheese or stuffed in a burrito.

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Free tater tots at the Tot Boss truck this Sunday

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From what we can tell, the new comedy Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids fame, has very little to do with tater tots. A woman who loses her job, car, and husband in one day copes by taking an epic road trip with her grandmother (played by Susan Sarandon).

All the same, fans of these crispy little potato nuggets will appreciate the tater tot giveaway that's hitting Minneapolis this Sunday to help promote the film. Does it have to make sense when free tots are involved?

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Baby food as haute cuisine? Taste for yourself this Friday

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Via Beech-Nut's Facebook
Food trucks are known for inventing unique flavor concoctions, especially in Minnesota, where the warm months bring out State Fair favorites like camel burgers and fried lamb testicles. But despite our familiarity with bizarre ingredients, baby food never struck us as a suitable focal point for food truck cuisine.

On June 13, however, our preconceived notions will be thrown out the window when New York-based baby food company Beech-Nut serves a variety of dishes featuring three new baby food flavors.

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