The root beer float is celebrated every Aug. 6 with its own special food holiday - National Root Beer Float Day.
Basically a combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream, the effervescent soda-fountain treat is known in some regions as the black cow. We could go for one right now.
Johnny's in Roland Park is offering complimentary floats from its menu from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday with a $10 purchase.
A&W Restaurants nationwide are giving away free root beer floats from 2 p.m. until closing on Wednesday. The only Baltimore area A&W is on Reisterstown Road.