Just a short time ago I received a text message from one of my former students asking, "Can we eat meat this Friday?" It is a good question and, since he asked so early, I thought I'd post it here; if he is wondering, surely others are, as well.
The answer is: Yes, we can eat meat this Friday.
Why, you ask? Because this Friday, March 25th, is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (and the day before my birthday).
A solemnity is a day for celebration, not for penance; hence, no dispensation or permission is needed to eat meat on a solemnity if it falls on a Friday, even in Lent (canonist Ed Peters explains in greater detail here).