Hot Doug is the greatest hot dog genius in Chicago, and, therefore, the world. Went to his place today, and had half of each of the following in addition to one proper "CHicago Style" dog:
1. Sweet & Tart Rabbit Sausage with Pomegranate Creme Fraiche, Goat Cheese and Vodka-Soaked Dried Blueberries
blueberries and sausage turn out to go well together. This was sort of like an after-dinner hot dog. Very tasty and sweet.
2. Roasted Apple Chicken Sausage with Red Berry-Port Sauce and Vodka-Currant Cheese
This was just awesome. The flavor of the roasted apple chicken sausage felt more like a fall/winter flavor than spring/summer, but one bite and I felt like I was sitting by a blazing fire atop some crisp brown leaves. The red berry port sauce was a delicious touch, and, while I didn't taste much vodka-currant in the cheese, exactly, it was still a fine tasting cheese. Surely, this is the hot dog the ancient celts would enjoy while singing songs at harvest time. One of the best things I've ever eaten.