Start up your summer habit by going for a free cup of icy dessert at the local Rita's Italian ices this Friday, March 20, 2009.
Rita's has a corporate tradition of free regular ice on opening day. Memorial Day may still feel far away, but you can make summer come faster by living like the warm weather has already arrived.
There are two Rita's in Columbia at Harpers Choice (where ice pairs with Afghan from Maiwand Kabob) and at Kings Contrivance (where you can get pizza from Trattario E Pizzeria de Enrico). There is a third in Jessup at the Columbia East shopping center with My Organic Market.
Click here for the addresses of the Maryland Rita's.