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Weekend Roundup

How To Get Free Food at 30 Different Restaurants Without Getting Arrested
Right, right. We know. You can always drive through a McDonald’s, order a bunch of stuff, then go into the dining room and tell the person at the counter that you were shorted a Quarter Pounder. Chances are, you’ll get a free one. The problem with this is, that it is also called stealing. Here are 30 ways to get free food (via loyalty programs, clubs, and apps) that won’t get you a talking to from a policeman. [Spoon University]

How to Eat Like Obama in NYC: A Guide to His Fave Restaurants in the City
Want to eat like our former foodie-in-chief? Here’s where modern history’s most likable president eats, while he’s visiting NYC. It’s almost as good as hanging out with the guy. [Bravo TV]

Ask any baker. Any real baker. This “Fast and the Furious” themed pie has us on all types of feelings. [Food TV]

Why the Bullshot Cocktail Is No Joke
In Detroit, everyone is so hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll that they mix vodka with beef bouillon. [The Daily Beast]

Chasing McDonald’s Pizza, Deep Into Ohio
Brian Thompson’s new podcast starts straightforwardly enough. “Welcome to Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s?,” he intones at the beginning of the first episode, “a podcast where I ask the question, ‘Whatever happened to the pizza at McDonald’s?’” After introducing himself, he cuts (or slices) directly to the chase: “Let’s call McDonald’s and see whatever happened to their pizza.” [Atlas Obscura]

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of “Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road,” as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the ‘Wich, Please food truck, named Eater.com’s “Hottest Restaurant in Maine” for 2015.

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