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Honey Butter Fried Chicken Pays Tribute To Hot Doug's With A Special Sandwich

By Kate Shepherd in Food on Sep 24, 2015 9:00PM

Photo by C. Kinnier Lastimosa via Hot Doug's Facebook page

Chicagoans still aren't over the devastating loss of Hot Doug's, and we empathize. Fortunately, there's more good news for Hot Doug's fanatics after July's announcement that their sausages will now be sold at Wrigley Field.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Avondale will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Hot Doug's closing by offering a mash-up of fried chicken and hot dogs, aptly named the Doug Sohn special, according to TimeOut. The dish will be available from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 only and Sohn himself will even be at the restaurant on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. if you want to say hi.

The unique dish features Chicago-style hot dog toppings. Green River pickled shallots, pickled Fresno peppers, cherry tomatoes, Half Acre beer mustard and celery salt on top of a fried chicken sandwich in a poppy seed bun.

It's all for a good cause too. One dollar from the proceeds of each sandwich sold will be donated to Sohn's favorite charity, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

It's not the first time Sohn has collaborated with Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and probably far from the last time he'll collaborate on a dish since closing Hot Doug's. The two restaurnts came together along with the Girl and the Goat's Stephanie Izard to create a special pizza for Wicker Park's Piece last spring.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken is located at 3361 N. Elston St.