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Free Sweets At La Maison du Chocolat Today: It's disgusting weather out there, and you deserve some free chocolate. There's a tasting of ganache and other treats at the La Maison du Chocolat on Wall St. (btw. William & Pearl) from noon to 6 p.m. today. Go forth and freeload!

Potbelly Opening Third FiDi Location Next Week: At this point, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Lenny's seem to be in a race of bread and cold cuts to take over the Financial District. We got word that the newest Potbelly location on Fulton St. (btw. Nassau & William) will be opening Oct. 22. at 11 a.m. Now if there's a huge line at the Maiden Lane location, you can hoof it over a few blocks to this one.

Free Chocolate at La Maison This Week: The addition of a new box of sweets at La Maison du Chocolat means freebies for all on Thursday. The shop on Wall St. (btw. William & Pearl) will be giving out tastes of a new pairing of chocolates featuring ganache and orange peel from noon to 6 p.m. You know what to do.

Reminder: Bluestone Lane Opens With $1 Coffee: The second NYC location of Melbourne-inspired Bluestone Lane Coffee is opening Wednesday on Broad St. and to celebrate they'll be having a $1 coffee special for Downtown Lunch readers that day. Go for the coffee, stay for the Vegemite!

Schnitzel Cart Lands Spot In Tribeca: After Schnitzel & Things got booted from their debut spot downtown they've been parking in Midtown. Today they're giving us another shot, parked at Greenwich & Park Place from until 2 p.m. although you may want to check for any location updates on Twitter before heading out.

Get $10 Off Vendy Awards Tickets Today: If you are a procrastinator and haven't bought your ticket to the 2013 Vendy Awards on Sept. 7 in Sunset Park, you might want to do it today. Until midnight you can get a $10 discount on the $95 general admission ticket by going here and entering the promotional code "SVPFRIEND". Proceeds of the event benefit the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, and you also get a whole lot of great food and drink.

Jersey Mike’s Extends Free Sandwiches For Donation: The new Jersey Mike's Subs on Maiden Lane (at Gold) is extending its voucher offer that gets you a free regular sub with a minimum $2 donation to Citymeals-On-Wheels. This includes the certificates that have an expiration of Aug. 4 and new ones with an Aug. 11 date.