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Get Sugared Up On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, This Thursday

(image courtesy of Doubletree by Hilton)

(image courtesy of Doubletree by Hilton)

Did you know this Thursday is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? It might get a little confusing, as National Chocolate Chip (sans cookie) Day is May 15 and National Cookie Day is December 4, but rest assured there’s also a day specifically for these classic treats.

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This Weekend, Score A Free Snow Cone And Maybe Free Full Moon Fest Tickets

(image courtesy of Fancy PR)

(image courtesy of Fancy PR)

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been hot. Sweet and icy treats can be a good way to combat this, but let’s face it. Ice cream, milkshakes, and smoothies can get expensive. Air conditioning is pricey too, and you can only hang out in chilly coffee shops for so long until you start to get grumpy stares.

Starting this Friday until August 6, the folks at music fest Full Moon Festival will be going around to various locations in the city, doling out free (yes, that’s right) snow cones. Revel in the sweet nostalgia of this simple frozen treat and and try to avoid brain freeze from crunching on ice too quickly as you seek refuge from sweat in what is really just syrup poured onto literal ice. Hey, it’s tasty. As a way of spicing up the typical snow cone fare, they’re offering a special “Blue Moon” flavor (no, not the beer) which combines pineapple and blueberry in a refreshing blend.

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Here’s the Mr. Robot Ferris Wheel All of Your Annoying Friends at SXSW Will Be Gramming

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

One of the highlights of WNYC’s recent released rundown of filming locations was the Mr. Robot map that showed how heavily filming is concentrated in the Lower East Side and Chinatown (Elliot lives in an apartment at 217 East Broadway, after all). Of course, the show also shoots in Coney Island, where the hacker group Fsociety is based in what’s actually the rear of the Eldorado Auto Skooter bumper car track (totally not a conspicuous location for an Anonymous-like collective that wants to bring down The Man.)

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Whee! Free Sandwiches! Free Cupcakes!

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Earlier today Schnitz, the aptly-named schnitzel shop in the East Village, told us they’d be giving away Bamberg (chicken shnitzel) and Sweet Onion sandwiches to their first 80 customers this afternoon. As of right now, they have 10 Sweet Onion and two Bambergs left. If you’re not reading this on the Bedford + Bowery app, within a couple of blocks from Shnitz, don’t worry— tomorrow Prohibition Bakery is giving away free pina colada cupcakes, while supplies last.
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Clucking Chickheads Are Lining Up For Free Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

(Photo: Anna Silman)

After a series of delays and under-the-radar soft openings (um hello, where was B+B’s invite?), Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is finally hatching today, which is a relief because we are running out of chicken puns.

Earlier today, an employee told us the restaurant would be hosting a free tasting around noon, and then closing and re-opening for another free tasting around 6 p.m. Word has gotten out: as we post this, there are 25 people in a line that stretches out the door. Some of them are getting disgruntled (one of them said the line hadn’t moved in 15 minutes) but if you’re in need of a free lunch, you might want to stop yolking around and get over there.
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