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Only in chicago for a couple of days
can only fit in hot doug's on a monday when they open at 10:30
can i get a foie gras dog at that time
thanks

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Hot Doug's
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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  1. Usually they have foie gras as an accompaniment with the sauternes duck sausage. They don't always have the duck sausage, but you can go on line anytime to find out.

    Go here: http://hotdougs.com/ and click on "Today's Specials."

    1. Yes. They always have the foie gras dog on the menu, and they don't change the menu based on time of day.

      1. Yes, you can get it all the time.

        And you absolutely MUST get it...heavenly.

        1. I'm trying to figure out my week in Chicago and I can either head here on a Saturday to try the duck fat fries and stand in what I can assume will be a huge line in July. Or come back on a weekday and skip the fries and deal with a smaller line. My question is about the line, do I have to be inside by 4pm to get served or does the line get capped at 4pm. Do they ever run out of items on extra busy days?

          Thanks for the help.

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          1. re: everett.p

            My understanding is that if you're in line by closing, you'll get served. I've never been there so late in the afternoon, though, so I can't be certain.

            And regarding the duck fat fries, I really don't think they're any better than his standard fries. In fact, I like them less - to me, they just taste greasier and are smaller than the regular fries. The standard fry is really, really well-executed.

            Also, keep in mind that Doug likes to take lots of vacations, sometimes at random and for weeks at a time. Keep an eye on the website for upcoming closures, especially during the summer.

            1. re: danimalarkey

              >> regarding the duck fat fries, I really don't think they're any better than his standard fries. In fact, I like them less - to me, they just taste greasier and are smaller than the regular fries.

              I agree - and I ordered both so I could do a side-by-side comparison. But if you haven't had them and feel a strong desire to do so, you should try them just to see for yourself.

              1. re: danimalarkey

                thanks for the info, good to know i just have to get there before 4. im sure ill build up an appetite waiting in line after stuffing my self for brunch.

                1. re: everett.p

                  My advice would be to make the weekday trip, toward closing time. I was in Chicago a few weeks back and I made two trips to Doug's. The first was ~3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. I walked straight to the register and ordered. I went back ~1pm on Friday and waited half an hour or so to order...it almost certainly would have been worse had it not been 40 degrees and drizzling. I can't imagine a Saturday afternoon in July.

                  And I completely agree with the fry discussion. I got regular fries on my first trip, duck fat on the second. The regular fries were much better.