'The Haute & The Dog' Puts Spin on Popular Snack
The owner of a new Wicker Park eatery is reinventing what it means to eat a hot dog in Chicago. Those visiting The Haute & The Dog can enjoy toppings ranging from pulled pork to homemade chili. Watch the accompanying WGN video for a look inside.
A new Wicker Park hot dog joint graced local air waves Tuesday, as a Chicago reporter stepped in to taste some of the business' fancy creations.
WGN News reporter Marcus Leshock stopped by The Haute & The Dog, 1252 N. Damen Ave., and sampled the green chili mac 'n cheese dog. The BYOB cash-only restaurant opened its doors Jan. 23, according to the Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide.
At the helm of the venture is restaurateur Dion Antic, who was also responsible for Bagel On Damen. That stark eatery shuttered its doors last year. Antic told Eater, at the time, that he was busy transforming the space into "a fun little hot dog stand with gourmet sausages and hand-cut fries."
Far from your standard Chicago dog, Antic's creations are topped with everything from pulled pork to homemade chili, Eater reports.
Watch the accompanying video for a glimpse inside The Haute & The Dog.