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Hot Doug's Dog Dayz Of Summer Canceled, Promoters Say

By Stephanie Lulay | June 17, 2016 10:25am
 Doug Sohn's weekend o' sausage Dog Dayz of Summer in Humboldt Park has been canceled.
Doug Sohn's weekend o' sausage Dog Dayz of Summer in Humboldt Park has been canceled.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — Doug Sohn's weekend o' sausage Dog Dayz of Summer has been canceled, event promoters announced Friday. 

The second annual fest dedicated to Sohn's signature Hot Doug's sausages and Goose Island beer was slated to return to the Goose Island Warehouse lot, 605 N. Sacramento Blvd., June 24-25. But on Friday, the fest was canceled due to low ticket sales, the fest's promoter announced. 

"Although we have received an enormous amount of support from... our small but enthusiastic core group of patrons, the reality is, no matter how much we want it to, this particular event has not been able to reach the goals necessary to sustain its continuation," Geoff Miller of Criterion Productions wrote in a statement.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of the attendees, and we share the deep disappointment that this will cause." 

Ticket sales will be promptly refunded, Miller wrote. 

Originally priced at $75 each, tickets to Dog Dayz of Summer were to include unlimited samplings of Hot Doug's famous sausage sandwiches, three beer tickets, a token for a specialty tapping of a rare Goose Island beer for attendees 21 and older and live music at the fest. 

Known for hours-long lines and its namesake proprietor, Hot Doug's, at 3324 N. California Ave., closed in October 2014.

Since closing, Sohn has opened a Hot Doug's-themed concession stand at Wrigley Field, created his own Atomic Pizza with Piece Brewery for charity, and was honored with the "The Doug Sohn," a Chicago-style hot dog/fried chicken sandwich, at Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and hosted a Hot Doug's pop up at Publican Quality Meats in January. 

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