Ah, Tax Day: the day even our moms are allowed to use curse words really, really loudly. Fortunately, lots of local businesses and national chains are giving away free or discounted food and drinks... and then there's the Dairy Queen truck that's gonna be parked outside the IRS building. Yes, really.
Here's what you actually have to look forward to on Thursday, April 15:
- Austin Grill (750 E St. N.W.; 7278 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 801 King St., Alexandria and others) is giving away $10.40 to all its Rewards Club members (join here). All current Austin Grill Rewards Club members will receive $10.40 to spend at Austin Grill, valid April 14-15.
- Bar Rouge ( 1315 16th St. N.W.), Helix Lounge (1430 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.) and Topaz Bar (1733 N St. N.W.) are offering $10.40 appetizers paired with cocktail/drink options, DCist reports.
- BLT Steak (1625 I St. N.W.) has half off all cocktails, beer and wine (by the glass and bottles).
- Cinnabon is giving away two free cupcake bites per person from 6 to 8 p.m. at participating locations (including Tysons Corner), while supplies last. The Montgomery Mall location (7101 Democracy Road, Bethesda) is giving away two free mini cinnamon rolls per visitor instead.
- Dairy Queen is parking its Blizzard Mobile outside the IRS building (10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.) from noon to 1 p.m. to give away free mini Blizzards.
- Duffy's Irish Restaurant and Pub (2106 Vermont Ave. N.W.) has half off all drafts including Guinness and Kilkenney, $2 16-ounce PBRs, High Lifes, Buds and Rolling Rocks, $10 pitchers of PBR and $3 rail drinks -- plus free Duffy dogs, fried pickles and chicken quesadillas from 4 to 8 p.m.
- Maggie Moo's is giving away free slices of its ice cream pizza at participating locations (including 4014 S. 28th St., Arlington) from 3 to 7 p.m.
- P.F. Chang's (901 N. Glebe Road, Arlington and others) is offering 15 percent off food purchases, dine-in or takeout.
- At Rustico (827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria), all pizzas are just $10.40 (additional toppings not included) from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Starbucks has free coffee if you bring your own mug -- the travel kind is recommended -- to participating locations. Call your Starbucks ahead of time to verify.
- Sign up online for Taco Del Mar's "Taxes Suck, Tacos Don't" promotion, which gets you a printable coupon for a free taco at participating Taco del Mar and Mondo's locations.
- RSVP to Town Tavern (2323 18th St. N.W.) and you'll get two tickets for free premium drafts or rail drinks to use before 8:30 p.m. After that, there's $2 PBR and Bud Light Tall Boy specials.