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Four-hundred New Yorkers are going to get their dinners for free this month

By Jake Cohen
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The reservation platform Resy is going full on Willy Wonka. They’ve just announced their first Golden Check Week (October 22-28) where 400 diners, who’ve booked their meal through Resy, will receive golden checks in their bill presenters at any of 20 participating restaurants in NYC. Their meals will then be entirely comped. That’s right, your entire meal will be free!

While the list of restaurants won’t be released in advance, Resy gave us a preview of some clues as to which spots will be participating in Golden Check week.

Clue #1: Hop on the G-train and take a ride around Brooklyn to discover a wealth of hidden gems: Wood-fired Mexican cuisine, hand-pulled pasta, and—you never know—a RESY golden check may await!

Clue #2: Connect at Union Sq to experience some of New York City's finest restaurants—from a bona fide pizza mecca to an acclaimed institution from a seasoned hospitality group, make a RESY at one of your favorite neighborhood spots and your dinner could be on us!

Photograph: Courtesy Resy

With the first clue, we’re feeling like wood-fired Mexican cuisine is talking about Oxomoco and hand-pulled pasta is Lilia, both stellar options for dinner off G-train stops. The second clue is a little trickier: A pizza mecca near Union Square could be Bruno Pizza or Bocce USQ, while an acclaimed institution makes us think about Union Square Cafe.

They’ll be posting more clues on their Instagram leading up to Golden Check week, so we’ll be there with you guessing and booking as many meals as we can. I guess there really is such a thing as a free lunch.

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