Ugh, taxes. Amirite? The only silver lining to tax day being just around the corner -- besides the fact that it will be over for another year, of course -- is that restaurants and bars begin to offer tax season discounts and sometimes freebies in commiseration. The list isn't super-long right now, but we'll keep adding to it as we hear more. Know of a deal we didn't include? Leave a tip in the comments.
No matter whether you got a refund or had to pay up, you deserve a drink for finishing. From now until April 15, the Presidio restaurant and bar is offering up a "Tax Relief Cocktails" menu at the bar and back deck. $15 gets you two house cocktails, and you can add steak and frites to that for $15 more.
If you need some help recovering from your tax stress, this Glen Park French spot is offering a special "Headache Relief" menu from April 15-30, Sundays through Thursdays, with a two-course prix fixe menu for $10.13. First course options include soup, salad, or escargot in garlic-parsley butter. For mains, you can choose between zucchini ravioli, sauteed bass with mushroom risotto, or six-hour lamb shank with rosemary sauce. Add dessert for an extra $2.13.
Admittedly you have to buy a movie ticket (a great excuse to see Jurassic Park 3D!), but once you're in the theater you can get a free small popcorn with this coupon at participating AMC Theaters. We called -- both Van Ness and Metreon locations will honor it.
A few places offer tax specials every year. Cinnabon is giving away free bite-size Cinnabons at participating locations from 6-8 p.m. Arby's has free value-sized curly fries and potato cakes with this coupon. And Chili's has a gratis entree or dessert with entree purchase and coupon.