WEST LOOP — Hot Doug's is coming to the West Loop — but only for a day.
During a one-day-only pop-up, Hot Doug's Doug Sohn will be recreating his famed hot dog institution at Publican Quality Meats on Jan. 18. The restaurant, at 825 W. Fulton Market in the West Loop, will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., serving up Sohn's famous franks and duck fat fries.
The menu will feature 6-8 sausage varieties and Bridgeport-based Marz Community Brewing will serve up beer while Lumpen Radio will be broadcasting live from Publican Quality Meats, the restaurant confirmed Monday.
To help address expected overflow, The Publican will open at Noon Jan. 18 with a full bar and limited menu of oysters, pork rinds, fries hams and charcuterie.
Known for hours-long lines and it's namesake proprietor, Hot Doug's, at 3324 N. California Ave., closed in October 2014.
Last January, hot dog spin-off Frank Meats Patty opened in Hot Doug's Avondale storefront. But in December, the restaurant closed.
Since closing, Sohn has opened a Hot Doug's-themed concession stand at Wrigley Field, created his own Atomic Pizza with Piece Brewery for a good cause, and was honored with the "The Doug Sohn," a Chicago-style hot dog/fried chicken sandwich, at Honey Butter Fried Chicken.
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