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News Thu Mar 29 2007

Hot Doug...ON TRIAL!

Today is the day to get to the courthouse and show some love for Doug Sohn, the owner of Hot Doug's, who will be battling a ticket he received in February that carries a $250-$500 fine (gasp!) for selling foie gras at his heralded Logan Square restaurant. The only thing Hot Doug's is guilty of, in my opinion, is being so delicious. UPDATE: Alas, Hot Doug's lost. UPDATE #2: The story has made national news.

 

jen / March 29, 2007 3:37 PM

the reader food blog had a bit about this earlier today.

Frank / March 29, 2007 9:38 PM

I know this issue has been debated again and again, but I still don't understand why people -- foodies or not -- aren't behind this ban. It's one thing to eat a truly free-range chicken that was slaughtered humanely, and another thing altogether to eat force fed anything. There's no way I'd eat foie gras or veal or any of the other inherently inhumane animal foods.

Of course, when Doug says -- "It's just a duck." (Reader blog noted above) -- it's pretty clear how all of this can happen.

peanut / April 3, 2007 9:41 AM

I love Hot Doug's. You can't get a Chicago-style veggie dog at too many places, and his kicks ass. Although it's conflicting to seek veggie at an "encased meat emporium," Hot Doug's is special. But this foie gras brewhaha reminds me how it's so easy to detach one's food choices from the cruel reality they entail. Though I'll miss the cult of personality, Huey's will have to be my veggie dog stop from now on.

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