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News Thu Feb 22 2007

Foie Gras Dog Back on the Menu ...in the 'Burbs?

The Food Chain informs that Hot Doug's copycat fRedhots & Fries up in Glenview is now serving a "Legal in the Suburbs Duck and Foie Gras Sausage," trying to capitalize on Doug Sohn's recent bust.

Mike Sula wonders if Hot Doug's can survive an exodus to the suburbs due to his current vacation and the loss of the foie dog, but I really can't imagine that's going to happen. The foie gras is a nice novelty item, a way to stick it to the city, but it's hardly Hot Doug's life blood. Not to mention, driving to Glenview for a hot dog, no matter how decadent (and at $8.50, rather expensive), is pretty unlikely for the average city eater.

 
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J / March 27, 2007 8:29 AM

I finally got around to going here. It was good, but not exceptional. The fries were a bit limp. The dipping sauce was very tasty.

It felt like Hot Doug's is going out on a limb a bit more. The choices were a bit more challenging. It was good though, I'd go again and it's not a nightmare to park at like Hot Doug's.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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