CHICAGO — It's apparent Chicagoans can't get enough Hot Doug's, and Doug Sohn refuses to let his hot dog-loving fans go hungry.
So for one weekend only in June, Sohn will return with his duck fat fries, famous sausages and some chitchat at his summer hot dog fest "The Dog Dayz of Summer."
“Hot dog lovers are invited to eat, drink and be merry again with Doug," said Sohn, whose restaurant caused quite a commotion when it closed last October after weeks of lines so long that some customers smoked a brisket and others planned and conducted their wedding while waiting.
“Since we closed last fall, the demand for a Hot Doug’s comeback has been humbling. I’m excited to give fans another taste of Hot Doug’s — this time in a laid-back party atmosphere,” Sohn said via a news release.
Josh McGhee was at Hot Doug's closing day last year:
The festival will invade Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, 605. N. Sacramento Ave. in Humboldt Park, in afternoon and evening sessions on June 27 and 28. During each of the four session, attendees will relive the "best hits from Hot Doug's" and enjoy live music from a mix of local punk and country bands while Goose Island pours its latest summer brews.
Saturday, June 27 - Noon Session
• Bobby Bare Jr.
Saturday, June 27 -5 p.m. Session
• Archie Powell & The Exports
• North by North
• The Hitmaker
Sunday, June 28 - Noon Session
• Bare Mutants
• The Lawrence Peters Outfit
Sunday, June 28 - 5 p.m. Session
• Bobby Bare Jr.
• The Claudettes
There are no VIP tickets, so everyone gets the same access and same dogs for $75, according to a news release.
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