Hot Doug's Minimalist John Cage Hot Dogs

Hot Doug's Minimalist John Cage Hot Dogs

Hot Doug's

is the darling of Chicago's hot dog scene, an untraditional purveryor of tube steaks in a town whose main squeeze, dog--wise, is an intensely red, artificially colored, Vienna Red Hots frank with a catalog of pile-ons that even I can't remember, and I'm stone cold sober right now. (Let's see, dill pickle spear, "sports" peppers, cyanide-green pickle relish, grainy mustard, onion, and tomato. What did I forget?)

Anyway, hot dogger Doug Sohn set tongues wagging by offering a minimalist John Cage frank, as reported by the Chicago food blog LTHForum (via www.thedailyswarm.com):

John Cage Hot Dog

In a town ruled by Grant Achatz, was it an April Fools hoax, or an arcane stroke of culinary genius?


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