This week’s best deals include a BOGO at Yogurtland, plus books, music and more

Can you taste summer? Of course you can and it’s even better with a good deal. This week watch for bargains on National Ice Cream Day and National Hot Dog Day, plus specials popping up for refreshing, fruity adult beverages. While you’re out, you can catch some free live music or if you’d rather be home in front of your air conditioner, consider spending that time with a good book.

SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

Yogurtland will celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 15, with a buy one, get one free offer from 1-6 p.m. You may select from five flavors of handmade ice cream, as well as frozen yogurt and sorbet. For locations, go to www.yogurt-land.com.

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Portillo’s in Buena Park and Moreno Valley is feteing National Hot Dog Day all week. (Photo courtesy of Portillo’s).

HOT DIGGITY

Portillo’s is celebrating National Hot Dog Day all week with two hot dogs for $5 Monday, July 16, through July 22. The offer is good for dine-in, drive-thru and online orders, including delivery. The Chicago-style eatery is open 10:30 a.m.-midnight daily at 8390 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 714-220-6400, and 12840 Day St., Moreno Valley, 951-653-1000. For more information, go to www.portillos.com.

Crepes Bonaparte in Fullerton has unveiled two new French sangria cocktails. (Photo courtesy of Crepes Bonaparte).

SIP AND SUP

Crepes Bonaparte has unveiled two new French sangria cocktails, a white citrus peach and red blackberry, for $7 per glass or $12.50 per carafe. Purchase one sangria with any crepe 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and receive a second sangria for $1. July’s crepe of the month is SOLful S’mores and a portion of its sales will be donated to OC United’s summer program. The eatery is at 115 S. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. Call 714-595-9995 or go to www.crepesbonaparte.com.

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Wienerschnitzel will toast National Hot Dog Day July 18. (Photo courtesy of Wienerschnitzel).

DOG DAY

Wienerschnitzel will toast National Hot Dog Day Wednesday, July 18 by offering five World Famous Chili Dogs for $5. The special is good at participating restaurants. To find a location near you, go to www.wienerschnitzel.com.

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DRINK DEAL

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar is now serving the 3 Dollar Goose and Cranberry cocktail. Made with Grey Goose vodka and Ocean Spray cranberry juice, the drink is $3 through July 31 at participating locations. For more information and to find a restaurant near you, go to www.applebees.com/en.

The Friends of the Sylmar Branch Library will hold a huge book sale July 21. (Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sylmar Branch Library).

BOOK BARGAINS

Friends of the Sylmar Branch Library will be holding a book sale 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The will be hundreds of books available, including many mysteries and cook books. Hard cover books will be $1, soft cover 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents and children’s books 10 cents.The sale will be at 14561 Polk St., Sylmar. Call 818-367-6102 or go to www.lapl.org.

WIN, PLACE, SHOW

Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series will be offered after the last race of the day Fridays July 20-Aug. 31, plus July 21, Aug. 11 and Sept. 2. There will be performances by artists, like the Psychedelic Furs, Iration, Aloe Blacc and Ice Cube. The concerts are open to ages 18 and up and are free with $6 racetrack admission. There are also Friday Happy Hours with signature drinks half-price from gate opening until 6 p.m. Del Mar is at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. For the band schedule and more information, call 858-755-1141 or go to www.delmarracing.com.

The District at Tustin Legacy has launched its free Summer Nights concert series. (Photo courtesy of The District at Tustin Legacy).

FREE SOUNDS

The District at Tustin Legacy has launched its Summer Nights concert series with performances 5-8 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25. The music ranges from island reggae by Einstein Brown & Sapadilla to country hits by Carmel Helene. The shows will be in the courtyard near AMC Tustin 14 at 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. For the schedule and more information, call 714-259-9090 or go to www.thedistricttl.com.

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