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Hot Doug's Releases Unlimited Sausage Menu, Ex-Embeya Chef Wins Lawsuit, More Intel

Plus, a prominent chef will open a poke shop next week

The 2015 Dog Dayz of Summer Festival
The 2015 Dog Dayz of Summer Festival

—Wait for it...this year's Dog Dayz of Summer festival will include unlimited Hot Doug's sausages. Doug Sohn released his menu for the June 24-25 fest at the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, with 11 selections on the docket including "The Teuben" (Swiss cheese-stuffed corned beef), beef and lamb gyros, smoked alligator and pork, and a "mystery" sausage. $70 tickets are still available here.

Thai Dang, the former Embeya chef and co-proprietor of the forthcoming Haisous, won his lawsuit against his ex-partners in the Randolph Street Asian restaurant, Crain's reports. Dang gets $102,500 in the ruling over an alleged breach of verbal contract resulting in lost wages.

—Following last week's news of an Aloha Poke expansion in Lakeview, the poke trend will gain more traction in Chicago on Monday. That's when chef Rodelio Aglibot and the Furious Spoon guys will unveil FireFin Poke Shop, their Hawaiian-inspired fast-casual fish rice bowl and salad spot, at 10 S. LaSalle St. in the Loop.

—The opening of Federales Tequila & Tacos, the Mexican collaboration between Four Corners Tavern Group and Brendan Sodikoff's Hogsalt Hospitality at 180 N. Morgan, is imminent. Chicago Mag reports that it'll open in early June.

Chicago also has an update on Bad Hunter, Heisler Hospitality's veggie-centric Randolph Row restaurant. Previously slated for a June opening, it's now projected for sometime this summer.

—A West Side hot dog stand was robbed at gunpoint five times in a less than three-week span, DNAinfo reports. Commodore Roberts was arrested over Memorial Day weekend and faces five felonies in the holdups of Maxwell Street Cicero at 234 S. Cicero Ave., where patrons were so used to the robberies that they would reportedly step out of line, wait for him to finish, and then pick up their food.


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