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'Top Chef' alum Bryan Voltaggio giving away free pizza during government shutdown ... except to Congress

Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio

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Sure, the government shutdown is providing plenty of ace material for the Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts of the world. For thousands of frustrated, furloughed government employees across the country, though, it’s not exactly a laughing matter.

Enter Top Chef (and Top Chef Masters) runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, a D.C.-area fixture with four local restaurants to his name. The chef announced today via Twitter that all day long, his Friendship Heights restaurant Range will be giving away free “Government Cheese pizza” – that’s margherita, to those with no imagination – to all government employees with valid ID.

Wait a sec – did I say all government employees? Because there’s one category that Voltaggio deemed ineligible for his generous giveaway:

https://twitter.com/BryanVoltaggio/status/385390553099419649

Britney would definitely approve.

https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/385448898359066624

Originally posted October 2 2013 — 6:07 PM EDT

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