by Nancy Stiles
It's July in St. Louis, and there are few things better than an ice cold beverage to cool you down when both the temperature and the dew point are pushing 90. Lucky for us, it's Free Tea Day at McAlister's Deli (12515 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-985-3280)!
Head over to any McAlister's today and you'll get a free 32-ounce McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea. You don't even have to buy anything! Needless to say, this event has become insanely popular -- they expect to serve over 320,000 glasses of sweet tea today.
You can also win a $100 McAlister's gift card or a party for you and 50 friends. In case you were wondering, $100 would buy you fifteen gallons of sweet tea. Just saying.
There are six St. Louis locations -- Creve Coeur, Ballwin (14848 Manchester Road; 636-230-3354), Des Peres (12101-A Manchester Road; 314-238-3354), St. Charles (1598 Country Club Plaza Drive; 636-946-8772), Fenton (170 Gravois Bluffs Circle Drive, Suite G; 636-680-5300) and South County (4000 Lemay Ferry; 314-714-7400). The Clayton location (4 North Central Avenue) closed July 20.