Does free ice cream mean summer is here? Along with breaking out the flip-flops and khaki shorts, the steadily rising temperatures should make you to mark your calendars for next Tuesday, May 8, when several L.A.-area Häagen-Dazs ice cream stores will be handing out free ice cream cones from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Since you can choose from any flavor -- from dulce de leche to white chocolate raspberry truffle -- which means you might consider doing some flavor/character assessment like Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character did during last night's Veep "Frozen Yogurt" episode prior to a campaign photo-op. (Jamaican rum is funky, unexpected and sexual; mint is clean and refreshing with traditional values; vanilla-chocolate swirl suggests racial harmony and crossing the aisle.)
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Participating local stores include locations at The Grove, the Beverly Center, and the Glendale Galleria. We suggest arriving early, since you probably won't be the only one enticed by a gratis scoop of the sweet stuff.