National Hot Dog Day isn’t an officially sanctioned holiday, and it isn’t exactly “national” in scope, but it is an opportunity to eat free food. Tomorrow, July 23, College Street restaurant Fancy Franks will be giving away free hot dogs on its patio from noon to 7 p.m. What’s more, it’s for a good cause: proceeds from all non-wiener-related sales (e.g. drinks, merchandise) will be donated to SickKids Foundation. Owner Angelo Economopolous promises a festive atmosphere, including face-painting, cotton candy and a clown, as well as potential appearances from Olivia Chow, John Tory and Rob Ford (okay, two clowns).
July 23, 12-7. Fancy Franks, 326 College St., facebook.com