From the Police Blotter


hot dog
Busted: Hot Doug's
Arraignment: March 29

Doug Sohn, the guy behind Chicago's wildly popular hot dog emporium Hot Doug's, has been slapped with the city's first ticket for serving foie gras, illegal to sell here since last August. Roughly 30 pounds of foie gras and foie gras laced sausages were sealed with an embargo tag last month by the Department of Public Health, pending notification of removal by Sohn. Despite the ticket, a dozen Chicago restaurants continue to defy the ban, some openly listing foie gras on their menus. (Seen here: A pre-ban foie gras and Sauternes duck sausage with truffle mustard, which I enjoyed with duck-fat fries after wrapping a shoot on "Contraband Cuisine" for Gourmet's PBS series, Diary of A Foodie.)

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