SchubasSat Aug 01 2015


 at Schubas/Lincoln Hall Sponsor

$20.00 [$10 - Children Under 12] All Ages
12:00 PM
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Join Gapers Block and Reach Out and Read for the third annual Hot Dog Cookoff on Saturday, August 1 from noon to 5pm in the parking lot at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., to taste new interpretations of the classic red hot by chefs from Harmony Grill, Wiener and Still Champion, Monti's, and two-time defending champions ManBQue.

Participating chefs will start with Vienna Beef hot dogs, but may use them in any way they'd like. Last year's dishes included tacos, Hong Kong-style buns, "Chicago style" dumplings, coney dogs, barbecue and even minty hot dog "chewing gum." We have no idea what they'll come up with this year, but we have a feeling it will go beyond mustard and relish.

A panel of hot dog experts including hot dog historian Bruce Kraig, Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's, David "Food Dude" Lissner, chef Alan Lake and Chicagoist editor Lisa White. Attendees will also get their say with the People's Choice award.

Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12, and includes tasting portions of all the chefs' creations. Three Lagunitas beers will be on tap for $3 a pint, and there will also be a cash bar, raffle prizes, bags (or cornhole, if you prefer), and a DJ spinning.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Reach Out and Read Illinois, an early literacy organization that prepares America's youngest children to read by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. So for once, you can feel good about hot dogs and day drinking... because, you know, it's for the kids.

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