Hot Doug's Is Back (Again), With A Summer Hot Dog Festival
Doug Sohn working at the now-closed Hot Doug's store (photo via Facebook)
Doug Sohn, Hot Doug's namesake Doug, has had trouble retiring. He technically retired in October of 2014, but like the Jay-Z of encased meats, he keeps coming back—selling hot dogs at Wrigley Field, and at a one-day-only January pop-up, and now... at the second annual Dog Dayz of Summer, a hot dog festival.
The festival, a collaboration between Hot Doug's and Goose Island, will take place at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse on June 24 and 25. Tickets cover hot dogs—including one style created exclusively for the fest—along with duck-fat fries, beer for the 21-and-older crowd and live music from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Waco Brothers and The Tossers.
A lot of other details, like the exact menu and beer selection, remain TBD, but tickets are on sale now. It's probably not the last time Hot Doug's will resurrect itself... but it's probably still worth going.
Dog Dayz of Summer will run Friday, June 24 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 tp 8 p.m. Tickets are $70 per three-hour session; buy them here.