If your idea of finding free food is trolling the aisles of Bristol Farms or Whole Foods, toothpick in hand, ready to stab the next cube of cheese you find, there's an easier way these days–if you have a Twitter account. Sure you can use social media to keep up with foreign elections and monitor what your elected officials are supposedly doing–but you can also score free French fries and bottles of wine. Turn the page for a list of food freebies and other serious bargains available via Twitter.

This week on Twitter, Johnny's Pastrami, also known as Johnny's Hot Dog Stand, is giving away free fries at the mere mention of Twitter. And, If your sweet tooth can wait a few extra hours, Susina Bakery sells all pastries at 50 percent off the last hour of each business night.

LA Bargains offers $5 and $1.50 off coupons for an array of California wines. LA Bargains also suggests the best deal of the day is dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Henry's Hat and/or Luna Park this Friday, November 27, and receive a gift certificate for the price of your meal, rounded up to next five dollars.

Drago Centro's “Will Tweet 4 Wine” has just re-launched. Using the clues on Twitter and wine list found on their website, guess the correct wine on their Twitter page, and sip that free wine in the restaurant.

Mention the secret words “Spicy Tuna” at Melrose Bar and Grill and receive two-for-one cocktails. Lastly, Corkbar tweets that tomorrow night's Test Kitchen Tuesdays with chef Albert Aviles includes two mini chile rellenos for two dollars. The peppers are to be stuffed with chickpeas, queso fresco and black bean sauce or with goat cheese and cherries and mole sauce.

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