Holy Cow! Hot Doug's Sausages Now Sold At Wrigley Field
By Lisa White in Food on Jul 3, 2015 6:45PM
In the words of Harry Caray, "Holy Cow!" The Cubs just announced one of the best acquisitions for their team in recent roster history— Hot Doug's is bringing its legendary sausages to Wrigley Field.
We mentioned last month that Wrigley would soon see some new concession options but we didn't expect a Hot Doug's sighting in the works.
Doug Sohn, Hot Doug's owner and hot dog legend, stated that "the opportunity to partner with the Cubs and serve our product at historic Wrigley Field was too tempting to pass up, and we're thrilled that Chicagoans now have a chance to enjoy Hot Doug's once again," DNAinfo reports.
There will be three speciality sausages available for baseball fans who also share a love of encased meat:
-The Carmen Fanzone: a spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage with brown mustard and caramelized onions.
-The Rick Reuschel: a pork sausage with chipotle mustard and pepper jack cheese.
-The Dave Kingman: a bacon cheeseburger sausage with cola-barbecue sauce and sharp cheddar.
Sohn helped develop the creations with Levy Restaurants and the sausages are all named after former Cubs players.
Sohn unveiled the sausages Friday morning during a news conference at the outdoor stand, located behind Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard. The concession stand is called Platform 14, Ernie Banks' number, and will contain three concession stands in one, the Tribune reports.
The stand will also sell your basic hot dogs, brats and Wrigley Field Smokies. There will be barbecue served as well, including smoked brisket and pulled pork. And an Italian section of the stand will offer up Italian Beef, oversized "Outfield Meatball Sandwiches," and Giordano's pizza. But obviously, the Hot Doug's partnership will garner the most attention.
Open for business: Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers is serving new concessions, including Hot Doug's sausages! pic.twitter.com/65DpjiyFgN— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 3, 2015
Personally I'm tempted to see how these sausages are, especially since they've got the Doug stamp of approval (one I generally trust) but will be mass-produced compared to his original, beloved shop. Tempted enough to attend a Cubs game? Likely not. And as far as the creative, wacky sausage creations usually found at the original Hot Doug's go (I'm looking at you, that sausage topped with pear sauce and Vosges Haut-Chocolat bacon bar I had once), these seem pretty tame in comparison.
And what ever happened to Sohn just taking some time off for a vacation? The man can't keep away from the encased meats. I think Phil Vettel's outlook sums it up best:
"I predict, based on the player's history of tape-measure home runs and abysmally low batting average, that one out of every five Dave Kingman sausages will be awesome."
Meanwhile, I hope someone at the press conference at least thought to ask Doug, if he was a hot dog and was starving, would he eat himself? I know I would.