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Since the first year of the new millennium Hot Doug’s has been a great positive influence to the foodservice sausage business, both in Chicago and beyond. Although, Doug Sohn has chosen to close in October of 2014 his dedication, imagination and creativity have changed the way that people view sausage as an interesting quality food group. As Doug has stated since the beginning, “there are no two finer words in the English language than ‘encased meats’, my friend”.
Those words became a mission statement for Doug and have been just that for Vienna Beef since 1893. What Doug has done has reinvented ways to prepare sausage in addition to creating new and different ingredient combinations to challenge our taste buds. When notable television stars of the food nation like Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali can wait up to two hours in line like everyone else to taste the bill of fare at Hot Doug’s, you know that the place has achieved a special kind of respected success.
Now its Vienna’s turn to perpetuate this iconic status and thank Doug for using Vienna Beef hot dogs and polish sausages as a base of his incredibly creative menu. We thank Doug and his loyal hard working staff, as we welcome Hot Doug’s into the hall of fame. Please accept our heartiest congratulations and best wishes in any and all future endeavors.
The small, second floor bar not far from the U.S. Capitol is a wry homage to the corner bars of Chicago (Ivy, as in Wrigley) and Detroit (Coney, the signature hot dog of Motor City). And if they don’t have real Old Style, they get a lot else right. The mural of Harry Caray, smell of Vienna Beef dogs, and crunch of peanut shells under Chuck Taylors sets the sleepy tone of a neighborhood joint–the kind owner Josh Saltzman and bartender Adam Fry craved when they moved east.
After 17 years working a corporate job, Southside Dogs Owner Sandy Roberts decided to follow her heart and open a hotdog stand. Read the full article here!
National Hot Dog Month begins July 1st and to kick it off we launched a t-shirt contest via Facebook. Vote for your favorite Vienna Beef t-shirt and the winning shirt will be available to purchase on viennabeef.com! Ten random voters will get a free winning t-shirt. Please vote for your favorite and share with your friends! The last day to vote is July 7th.
*You must have a Facebook account to vote.
Enjoy the taste of Wrigley Field™! To help celebrate 100 years at the old ballpark, The Cubs have commissioned Chicago’s premium sausage maker, Vienna® Beef, to reintroduce the Wrigley Field Smokies™. They are made from the original Vienna® Beef 1893 family recipe. Using only premium, fresh, domestic beef, and a secret blend of seasonings, this sausage is all hickory-smoked for that signature Vienna® taste.
It is available at these locations:
Woodman’s (in Northern IL and Southern WI)
The Chicago Cubs and Vienna Beef are partnering to bring back a familiar smell and taste with the introduction of Wrigley Field Smokies this weekend. Read the full article here!