Leave it to a “Duke” to celebrate International Chowder Day in the noblest way possible. Famous among Northwest residents for its signature clam chowder, Duke’s Chowder House is giving away free bowls of chowder on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 to help raise money and awareness for the Seattle Veteran’s Hospital.
For every bowl of chowder given away, $0.25 will be donated to the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Owner Duke Moscrip has been a vigilant supporter of the Department of Veteran Affairs after his father barely survived an airplane accident while training for WWII. Caught in a thunderstorm in Phoenix, Ariz., his co-pilot unfortunately did not survive the crash, but with the help of VA doctors, Duke’s father was able to regain his health.
For a bit more casual, but equally delicious meal, veterans eat free with proof of military I.D. at Lunchbox Laboratory on Nov. 11. Locations include Seattle, Bellevue and Gig Harbor.
Red Robin is one of many national chains hoping to serve a vet by offering a free Red’s Tavern Burger to all active and veteran military personal on Veteran’s Day. Walk in with military I.D or in uniform to receive the special offer. Red Robin is also proud to support Heinz in the “Our Turn to Serve” campaign in efforts to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Don’t forget to start the morning of Nov. 11 off right, with a free drip coffee at Starbucks. Offer is good for veterans and their spouses.
For a list of restaurants providing Veteran’s Day appreciation meals, click here.