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[Hot Doug's Chicago dog. Photographs: Robyn Lee]

[UPDATE: The Hot Doug's event is sold out. Sorry!] Listen up, serious eaters! For one night only, Doug "Hot Doug" Sohn is taking his show on the road and bringing it to Astor Center in New York City. To score some of Chicago's finest hot dogs, you would usually have to hop a plane to O'Hare, drive out to Avondale, and wait in a two-hour line at the legendary Hot Doug's (that's what Robyn and I did a couple of weeks ago, but man was it worth it).

But for one evanescent eve, you can book a table for two right here in Manhattan with Doug himself. The chef, owner, and resident personality behind this beloved institution will join us for the evening, serving up Chicago-style hot dogs, foie dogs, and his famous duck fat fries.

The foie dog and duck fat fries.

Each $65 ticket represents a table for two and a meal of two Chicago dogs, two foie gras dogs, an order of duck fat fries, and a six pack of beer, as well as a tasty surprise to start. It's a bargain even if the meal was one you could get any old time, an amazing steal when you consider the airfare that would usually be involved.

There is an early and a late seating but only 30 spots for each, so act fast. [UPDATE: The Hot Doug's event is sold out. Sorry!]


The Hot Doug Experience

October 7, 2009
Two seatings: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
At The Lounge in Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003 (just above 4th Street; map)
$65 for two people, includes 2 Chicago dogs, 2 foie dogs, duck fat fries, and a six pack of beer

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