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Duck Inn Dogs Opens With Specialty Sausages and ‘Hot Dog Water’ Beer

The Loop food hall’s latest pop-up lasts through September 28

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A duck-fat dog.
The Duck Inn [Official Photo]
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Revival Food Hall continues to act as a house of ideas for restaurants trying out new concepts with the newest coming from the owners of the Duck Inn. Owner Kevin Hickey hopes crowds flock to Duck Inn Dogs, a new spot which debuted on Monday and centers around the popular wieners served at his Bridgeport restaurant. Hickey hopes to eventually open stand-alone locations after the pop-up concludes in late September.

The duck fat encased in the sausage gives the hot dogs a richer taste compared to what many will grill this July 4. It's topped with traditional Chicago-style ingredients. The spin-off’s menu includes four more specialty dogs, including the “Frankenduckie” which wraps the duck-fat dog with bacon while adding cheese sauce and a jalapeño relish. The K-pop is a Korean spin with kimchi, XO sauce, “‘Murican cheese,” caviar and rice crunches. There's also a chili cheese dog and a corn dog elote (lime crema, tajin mustard, queso fresco, cilantro). It also serves burgers, cheese curds, and a special ice cream sundae.

Also of note is a beer called “Hot Dog Water.” It’s a special collaboration with Illuminated Brew Works. No, it's not the ambrosia-like liquid created after boiling hot dogs. This farmhouse saison is designed to pair with the hot dogs.

Last week, the team behind Honey Butter Fried Chicken closed their TriBecca’s Cubano after a three-month run at Revival. They’re now looking at spaces for a permanent location. Duck Inn Dogs looks to find itself in a similar situation after their Revival stint concludes on September 28.

Take a look at the menu below.

Duck Inn Dogs, now open through September 28 at Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark Street, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Revival Food Hall

125 South Clark Street, , IL 60603 (773) 999-9411 Visit Website

Tribecca’s Cubano

125 S. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603 Visit Website

The Duck Inn

2701 South Eleanor Street, , IL 60608 (312) 724-8811 Visit Website