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For the Poor and Hungry

By Ali Trachta in Food on Mar 4, 2008 3:22PM

2008_03_freefood.jpgLast week’s free McSkillet burritos spoiled us. All we had to do was purchase one little drink and we got a free breakfast? Suddenly paying for meals seemed like a sham. It got us thinking - where else can we score some free grub in this town? Well, seek and ye shall find:

Happy Hour Munchies: Bust out of work right away so you can make the most of the free appetizers available Monday through Thursday at Nine. Upscale bites including ceviche and calamari are available between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m..

440 W. Randolph

Sticky Fingers: Free appetizer buffet at Kitsch’n in River North between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday evening. Specials on drinks too. Scarf down enough finger food and it’s dinner.

600 W. Chicago

Cheap Date: Buy one entrée, get one free every Sunday night at Enoteca Piattini in Lincoln Park. Grab the check and insist it’s on you before she figures it out.

934 W. Webster

Your Piece of the Pie: Free pizza every single weeknight between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. for patrons at Red Kiva in West Town. Flatbread for the flat broke - nice.

1108 W. Randolph

Dinner and Dancing: Of sorts. At McGee’s Tavern, both your dinner and entertainment is on the house. Enjoy live music while you scarf down the free buffet between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Make sure to slip in before 7:00 p.m. or they’ll hit you with a cover charge.

950 W. Webster

Striking Gold in the Gold Coast: If you don’t mind a face full of sauce, drown yourself in Finn McCool’s complimentary wing buffet between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. every Friday night. All the buffalo and blue cheese you could hope for.

15 W. Division

Midnight Drunken Buffet: Free buffet between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. at Cleo’s every Saturday night. Great place to refuel before you hit up the late night bar.

2048 W. Armitage AND 1935 W. Chicago

If, like us, you believe there is such thing as free lunch, shout out any steals we may have missed!

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