Don't tell August, but lately it hasn't been acting, well... very Augusty.
We've had some heat blasts here in Southern California, it's true, but these milder days and long-sleeve mornings? Surely September will bring the full-on scorch-o-sity to make up for these cooler stretches.
But it isn't cool-cool — the sun is still doing its intense, summer-strong thing — and National Lemonade Day will again happen, as it has in years gone by, on Aug. 20, a day when we're typically seeking out something cold to sip, a beverage that's loaded with ice and maybe some citrus and maybe a little sugary zing, too.
Hot Dog on a Stick can deliver on those fronts, and it can, and will, do so for free on Sunday, Aug. 20, which is the ultimate holiday for the most iconic of lemon-flavored libations, as was mentioned above.
What to do, where to go and what to see
Here's how you score your pay-nothing sip in a souvenir, you-keep-it cup: Be one of the first 50 people at your local Hot Dog on a Stick on Aug. 20 and ask for it. Done? Done. Waking up earlier on a Sunday is no bigs, in the summer, when it seems so powerfully bright from the dawn onward.
If you don't make that giveaway in time, you're in luck, if you're a fan of the the original Turkey Dog on a Stick. You'll get one, for free, throughout the day, with a purchase of a lemonade. (Further tying it all into the lemonade-important occasion.)
Where's your local HDoaS? If you're near Santa Monica Pier, your go-to stand is the original stand, the place that all of that batter-dipping, lemon-squeezing goodness began in 1946.
Just over 70 years of corn-doggery and fresh lemony drinks? It's a legacy, all right, and one that fans will celebrate on National Lemonade Day. And many of those fans shall be celebrated, thanks to a free drink, or a free Original Turkey on a Stick with a lemonade purchase, so the celebrating is clearly happening all around.