Hi. Perhaps you’re here because you’ve managed to navigate away from Pollster for five seconds, to allow time for some updates to set in. Maybe it’s close to lunchtime, but you don’t have an appetite because you’ve gotten yourself into such a stressful tizzy that your bodily functions are not working quite right, and you’re trying to regain an appetite by checking here for food porn. Or perhaps you can no longer bear to read “real” news, and would simply welcome instead the soothing words of the food-obsessed to take your mind off the matter at hand today, the most important, defining election to take place in decades.
That’s okay. I don’t mind.
I’m here for you. If not with a good, new, original recipe, then at least in spirit. Because all of the above symptoms described, I’m having right now myself. This weekend has been a busy one for New York, with Halloween, then the New York City marathon, and the nail-biting countdown to the elections. For me, it marked a much-needed vacation from local cook-offs, though that’s going to change next week.
I’m feeling a little off today, as if the bedrock beneath the sea were about to make a big move. So, I think I might deviate from the normal, not eating out in New York scheme by indulging in some of the freebie treats that some businesses have decided to hand out in support of voting. Let’s see what we’ve got here:
Hmm… Starbucks is reportedly giving away free coffee throughout its stores. I don’t think I need another case of jitters due to caffeine, though.
Ben & Jerry’s is handing out free ice cream scoops from 5-8pm. That sounds… fabulous. Ever since I got an ice cream maker, I’ve seldom purchased a tub of store-bought ice cream, and even more rarely chanced upon a scoop from a shop. But, in the spirit of embracing change, I think I might just do that today. Change is good.
What other places have you heard are giving away free food today? Let’s crowdsource! (Oh, and don’t forget to vote, too.)