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News Mon Feb 19 2007

Hot Doug's Feels the Wrath

Doug Sohn, proprietor of Hot Doug's and staunch defender of our right to eat whatever you want, was slapped with a ticket for violating the city's foie gras ban and had his duck liver sealed as evidence last week. He'll face a fine of $250-500 at a hearing March 29.

It'd be nice to show your support by grabbing a dog at the scene of the crime, but you'll have to wait awhile: Hot Doug's is closed for vacation (come on, he deserves it) from Feb.19 until March 5.

Lori B / February 21, 2007 3:19 PM

I love Chicago's battle with the fois gras peddlers. It always makes for interesting reading. I personally cringe at the thought of force feeding a goose (or any other animal). I think Charlie Trotter is heroic for starting the dialogue and pushing for a ban. But I don't expect everyone to have that same opinion. There's a really thoughtful essay and description, with photos of the force feeding on this blog.
http://drvino.blogspot.com/2006/08/goose-gitmo.html

Bryan Delano III / February 21, 2007 10:49 PM

It seems that plenty of restaurants continue to serve the sinful, sumptuous savory. It’s something about the law targeting the sale of the product, not the giving away of. Restaurants are employing tactics to work around the law.

Hot Doug’s is apparently just bent on taking a stand on the issue. Yahoo, of all places, had a story on the affair last month: Chicago's foie gras ban stirs debate

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