Last week, after feeding the hot dog hungry masses for over 13 years, Hot Doug’s, Chicago’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, closed their doors for good. It was a sad day not just for the folks in the Windy City, but for anyone around the world who’d ever enjoyed one of Doug Sohn’s delightful dogs. I’m posting pics of my last visit to Doug’s in memoriam of this palace of processed pork pleasure…
“There are no two finer words in the English language than "encased meats”, my friends.“
hot doug’s! the mountain man (buffalo, venison, elk & antelope sausage with cassis mayonnaise and sartori raspberry cheese), foie gras (foie gras & sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse and fleur de sel), and traditional chicago dog with fries
Hot Doug’s offered free hot dogs for life to people who sported a tattoo of its logo,” said Cleighton DePetro, the clinic’s director. “Since the tattoos are outlasting the restaurant, we are giving people an out.