Due to the recent government shutdown, a local restaurant in Tampa has offered free appetizers to any government employee who can show a paystub from the government with zero income. You will have to prove you're a government employee of course with appropriate credentials. A government ID and pay stub is required.
This is of course Tampa area restaurants, but, most of the country is being helpful to their communities, and that's why we love being in the USA. If you have any government employee friends, tell them to go and try some places around, call and see if there are discounts. If you know of any places in your city, please post them in the comments below.