U.S. Open's Gourmet Food Truck Makes the Rounds in Manhattan Next Week

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Courtesy U.S. Open
Lobster rolls and brisket from Hill Country are a few of items you can score starting Monday

If you haven't taken advantage of a trip to Queens for the annual U.S. Open, you might not realize you're missing out on a major food event -- and also some live tennis. Not to worry, as the folks from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) are offering an early taste of the food that awaits those interested in checking out this year's tournament.

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How to Score Free Gelato Today, July 9

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Amorino via Facebook
So nice of New York City's ice cream and gelato purveyors to shower us with free frozen treats this summer. Haven't yet taken advantage? You have another opportunity today -- Amorino is opening its second New York City location at 162 Eighth Avenue, and it's giving away free gelato in celebration.

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How to Score Free Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Tonight, July 2

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Jeni's via Facebook
Tonight, July 2, marks the beginning of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's summer-long residency at Gotham West Market (600 West Eleventh Avenue), that far west side collection of eateries that includes Ivan Ramen, Blue Bottle Coffee, and the Cannibal. Beloved Ohio-based scoop-monger Jeni's is popping up in the space for the next couple of months, and to celebrate, it's giving away free ice cream.

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How to Score Free Ice Cream Today, June 18, and Every Tuesday Through Mid-October

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Images courtesy Talenti
Remember two months ago when we were all bitching about the cold? Yeah, we don't, either. Because now it's basically as hot as a sweaty armpit outside, and it's going to take either cold booze or a frozen treat to lure us from our air conditioned strongholds.

Still, we'll likely make our way over to Bryant Park sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. today, because that's when gelato purveyor Talenti is doling out free samples in celebration of its three-month-long residency on 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

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How to Drink Really Cheaply This Summer: Five Cent Cocktails at BFB Highline

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Courtesy of Owl's Brew
Well, this sounds like a recipe for some serious midweek Meatpacking debauchery: BFB Highline (55 Gansevoort Street) is running a five cent cocktail special from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights all summer long.

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Here's What a Nutella Cronut Hole Looks and Tastes Like -- and How You Can Get One for Free

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All photos by Rob Christensen
Get your tents ready, because you're probably going to have to camp out if you want to taste the Nutella Cronut hole.The Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread-maker has teamed up with New York City's pastry wizard Dominique Ansel for this one-day-only freebie, which celebrates the 50th birthday of Nutella and the kick off of the Nutella food truck, hitting cities all over the country this summer.

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Drink Two-for-One Cocktails All Summer Long With the Bklyn Passport

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Summer drinking season is about to start in earnest, and you're likely already motivated to get out and try a new bar or two in your neighborhood. Should you be looking for a way to economize your exploits, you'll want to note the Bklyn Passport, a $20 booklet that gets you two-for-one drinks -- most of which are specialty cocktails -- at 20 different bars.

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These Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials in NYC

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Courtesy Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant
This bank is giving out deals...of the drink variety
Start budgeting better by taking advantage of this week's cheap drink specials. If that's not enticing enough, perhaps $5 wine, cheap craft brews, or the simple comfort of boozing with like minded individuals will get you out and about.

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UPDATED: A Complete List of 2014 Tax Day Deals in NYC

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Bubby's
Celebrate tax day with free ice cream
Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You're happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town's restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o' deals for those of us who feel a little light in the wallet.

Here are all the deals we know of in the city (aside from the fast food chains, some of which are offering freebies, too). Seeing others? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or via Twitter, and we'll update this post accordingly.

UPDATE, 4:39 p.m.: We've added BLT Steak New York, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna, and GO Burger Bar & Grill.

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The Four Best Happy Hour Specials This Week

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Courtesy Kutsher's Tribeca via Facebook
Stock up on pastrami sliders and latkes pre-Passover during happy hour at Kutsher's

Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.

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