Filed under: Restaurants | Tags: anthony bourdain, chicago, hot dogs, hot doug's
Have you ever seen a long line to get in to restaurant and thought, “Nothing is worth that wait.”?Hot Doug’s Sausage superstore and encased meat emporium is truly worth it. They make almost every variation of encased meat you can imagine and on Fridays and Saturdays they serve french fries cooked in duck fat. This is the Friday line. I wonder how the line is on other days of the week? How is it in the winter? I have heard there are days when there is no line, but I have met no one that has experienced this urban legend. There is always a line. We waited 2 hours! Make sure to have some good friends to hang with while you are in line.
We reached the register and ordered six dogs, two duck fries, and three drinks ran us $45.00. It is cash only at this place. The Chicago Hot Dogs are only $1.75 and the Special Dogs average $7.00. Duck Fat Fries are $3.50.
This was spectacular. A ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream sauce and crispy fried onions.
This is why we made the sojourn. When I saw Anthony Bourdain gobble them down I have dreamed about it. Foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse and sel gris. It was better then my expectations. It was rich,delicate and bold at the same time. Maybe we should have ordered a second…
OMG… we ate it all and I have no regrets. After a two hour wait, I am glad that it was so good. We also had a merguez lamb sausage with spicy harissa and goat cheese and an apple pork sausage with sriracha mustard and cumin smoked gouda cheese.
Bathroom sign… sausages here.
NO sausage… then go here.
Just thought that I would share. Fun place. Great Experience. Wished there was one on my street corner. Kudos to the master sausage guy. Master Doug.
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