What is the law around offering free samples of food in NYC?

We know some people who have a small restaurant and I'd like to add a new appetizer to their menu. To raise awareness, I'd like to offer free samples of the new appetizer. However, his restaurant is 1 block away from an area of high foot traffic. Would I be allowed to offer free samples of my appetizer in front of say a Chipotle 1 block from his restaurant?
Thanks in advance!
Asked Apr 09, 2014

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