Hot Doug's

Hot Doug’s — The Last Dog

Hot Doug's
Hot Doug’s — The Last Dog (October 3, 2014)

When it was announced that Hot Doug’s would close on October 3, 2014, I figured it was time to go back at least one more time.  The Chicago Style Hot Dogs are to be found everywhere, but Doug’s is famous for its Duck Fat Fries (Fridays and Saturdays only) and a number of specialty sausages that are not easily found.  I do a ride that goes by Doug’s but the line often stretches around the block.  Mid center of the block is one hour, so it always looked like a 2 hour wait — not my choice.

Ride to Hot Doug's
Ride to Hot Doug’s

But today was different. I had to do the ride with the hope that the line would only be one hour or less.  Heading north on the Lakefront Path, west on Granville, the Channel Trail south, Lawrence Avenue west, Manor and California south to Hot Doug’s — about 15 miles. I got a good start and got there about noon.

It was a slow, leisurely ride home along Elston Avenue.