Ad: [ ? ]
TODAY

Saturday, October 25

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Drive-Thru
« Chicago's Best Food Challenges Taste of Chicago Returns with Classy Chef Series »

Event Wed Jul 09 2014

Get Ready for the Gapers Block Hot Dog Cookoff!

Gapers Block Hot Dog Cookoff - July 12, 2014The second annual Gapers Block Hot Dog Cookoff is coming up this Saturday, July 12 at Schubas, and we're excited to see you all there. Come taste what five Chicago chefs do with Vienna Beef hot dogs, and vote for your favorite!

This year's lineup includes last year's winner ManBQue, plus home turf heroes Harmony Grill, encased meat specialists Weiner and Still Champion, culinary powerhouse Fat Rice and wild card MakeItFor.Us.

Last year's entries included an over-the-top, bacon-wrapped Sonoran dog, Asian-inspired hot dog skewers, and one topped with Flamin' Hot Cheeto-crusted onion strips. Who knows what this year will have in store?

Judges including David "The Food Dude" Lissner, Reader food critic Mike Sula, Windy City Rollers founder Juanna Rumbel, Chicagoist associate editor (and former Dog Show columnist and music writer for GB) Lisa White, and "Hot Doug" Sohn (if the line dies down early enough for him to make it) will debate who's dog reigned supreme and award the grand prize. As an attendee, every one of your votes (yep, plural -- stuff the ballot box with dollar bills) for the People's Choice award.

The cookoff takes place from 2-7 pm outdoors at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12, available online or at the door, and includes tasting portions of all the chefs' creations. There will also be a cash bar with drink specials courtesy of Old Style, raffle prizes, bags (or cornhole, if you prefer), a DJ spinning music and a live performance by the fantastic Get Up with the Get Downs.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Reach Out and Read Illinois, an early literacy organization that prepares America's youngest children to read by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Trust us, it's going to be great.

 

Add a Comment




Please enter the letter e in the field below:



Live Comment Preview


Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="http://blahblahblah.com">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Event Mon Jul 21 2014

A Garden Party at Rick Bayless' House

By Judy Wu

I was using Rick Bayless' restroom, I mused, staring up at the ceiling window that was projecting a heavenly beacon of light upon my less-than-angelic duties. I could barely distinguish Rick's faint murmurs through the orange walls, something about how...
Read this feature »

 

Events

Sat Oct 25 2014
Halloween S'mores Tasting @ Veruca Chocolates

Sun Oct 26 2014
For Grace Premiere @ Portage Theater

Sun Oct 26 2014
9th Annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl

Tue Oct 28 2014
Chemistry of Chocolate @ Peggy Notebaert Museum

Fri Oct 31 2014
Boneshaker @ Redmoon Theater

Fri Oct 31 2014
Haunted Punch House

Fri Oct 31 2014
Moonlight Manor @ Moonlight Studios

Fri Oct 31 2014
The Trip to Italy @ Film Center


Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.


About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi, rn@gapersblock.com
Drive-Thru staff inbox: drivethru@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15