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Eat and drink for free at Grand Central every Wednesday this month

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Dan Q Dao

Spotted at Grand Central: The Third Annual "Taste of the Terminal" will return with gratis summer treats every Wednesday in July to help you push through the mid-week blues. Tomorrow's kick-off will include complimentary brews and pretzels courtesy of Beer Table to Go, ice cream and sorbet from Jacque Torres Ice Cream and Zaro's famous black-and-white cookies from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm. While you drink and dine, enjoy a lineup of performers curated by Music Under New York, including the West Village Quartet and, fitting, NYC Subway Girl. Check out the festival's July-long schedule below: 

Wednesday, July 1
11am - 2pm: 
Ceriello Fine FoodsdiptyqueJoe Coffee CompanyZaro's Bakery
Live Music provided by: Susan Keser (violinist, classical to pop)           

4pm - 7pm:
Financier PatisserieJacques Torres Ice CreamLi-Lac ChocolatesManhattan Chili Co.
Live Music provided by: Inti & the Moon (Latin fusion guitars) 

Wednesday, July 8
11am - 2pm:
Ceriello Fine FoodsLi-Lac ChocolatesOren's Daily RoastTia's Place
Live Music provided by: The Poor Cousins (Irish Folkfiddle & guitar)

4pm - 7pm:
AvedaJacques Torres Ice CreamManhattan Chili Co.
Live Music provided by: Eliano Braz & Terra Quartet (classical strings)

Wednesday, July 15
11am - 2pm:
Café GrumpydiptyqueNeuhaus Belgian ChocolatesZaro's Bakery
Live Music provided by: Gabriel Aldort (jazz & pop keyboards & vocals)       

4pm - 7pm:
Financier PatisserieCafé SpiceTia's Place
Live Music provided by: Salieu Suso & Jaliya Kafo (African beat trio) 

Wednesday, July 22
11am - 2pm: 
Junior's BakeryLi-Lac ChocolatesOren's Daily RoastTia's Place
Live Music provided by: Jason Green (jazz & blues guitar)             

4pm - 7pm:
AvedaBeer TableFeng ShuiJacques Torres Ice Cream
Live Music provided by: West Village Quartet (classical string ensemble)

Wednesday, July 29
11am - 2pm:
Junior's BakeryNeuhaus Belgian ChocolatesNew York Transit MuseumOren's Daily Roast
Live Music provided by: Cathy Grier "NYC Subway Girl" (guitarist & songwriter)    

4pm - 7pm:
AvedaCafé SpiceFeng Shui
Live Music provided by: Robert Anderson Jazz Band (Jazz trio)

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