Thursday, July 26th: Hot dogs and chili; what a great combination. Today is NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY. Hard Times Café, on the East Coast, sponsors the celebration and offers free chili dogs today. We can celebrate all over the nation though, even if we don’t live on the east coast. Most of us have one or two local places that offer delicious chili dogs. You can whip up your own creations at home. A little chili, hot dogs, some buns, a few chopped onions … you’re on your way to your own eat-at-home-holiday. Celebrating at home always makes for a good day.