The dairy or carb avoidant members of our audience can just hit the back button now: The Melt, a grilled cheese and soup joint with three locations in San Francisco (but a heart-warmingly ambitious store map) is giving away free “Melt and Soup combo”s today.

According to an email from their PR person, from 3-7 PM today (Tuesday), only at the Melt at 345 Spear St., you can get a free Melt and Soup combo by saying the secret password “pecorino,” which we encourage you to say in an Italian accent.

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