Sunday, February 18, 2007

Foie Gras Nonsense

  • Chicago officials have issued their first citation for violating the city's new ban on the duck-liver delicacy known as foie gras.

    And it wasn't at some high-end French cafe -- it was at a hot dog restaurant on the city's Northwest Side. Doug Sohn, the owner of Hot Doug's, has been serving foie gras-laced hot dogs for several months, and he was slapped with a citation just before opening time on Friday. His foie gras was confiscated and Sohn faces a fine of from $250 to $500 at his March 29 court date.
Watch for this poor guy to get slapped with the maximum fine, just to make an example. Was it Sun-Tzu who said "Kill one man, terrorize a thousand"? Regardless, it's a Chinese proverb being applied to the restaurant business in Chicago - "Fine one man half a grand and everyone else will fall into line." What single proprietor business, let alone a larger corporate entity, is going to spend a part of the profit margin on fighting the stacked deck that is Chicago licensing? Very very few. So much easier to go along with the mindless drones and lemmings that are prevalent in this burg.

The trouble is every time you or anyone else goes along with what is easy instead of resisting what is obviously a case of government overreach and intrusion into private enterprise, everyones rights get eroded. And little by little, people begin to expect government to take care of things that citizens used to take care of on their own and the "nanny state" continues its march into every single aspect of what used to be your life.

The Tribune also covers this stupidity.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had lunch there today. Doug welcomes all the publicity , the line already runs a block out the front door . . .

2/17/2007 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot Dougs is the freakin' best place ever too!

2/18/2007 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't the ACLU all over this helping to defend the store owner in court? Oh yeah he is not black or an illegal alien. If I owned that store I would have a giant "Foie Gras" party. I would put up huge signs and advertisements to "Bring your own Foie Gras Eating Party" and have all kinds of people bring there own "foie Gras" to eat. Then I would pack up all my stuff, close & sell the store, fire all my employee's and never do business in the city ever again.

2/18/2007 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is run by a pack of fools....

2/18/2007 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous sir donkey, esq said...

For those interested in discovering what the fuss is all about, Club Gibbons will be serving Foie Gras, accompanied by a domestic beer of the day, during the entire month of February.
As a special bonus, all Foie Gras orders will be served by Sgt. Schultz (025 Tact) with a smile. Just ask for the "purple helmut" special.

2/18/2007 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous ass clown said...

what the foie gras are you all talkin' about? Hot dogs is made of meat, ain't they?

2/18/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you fuck with this guy...great place, great Chicagoan, great establishment and great food.....hang em...better yet run em out of town. Absolute nonsense. I'm having lunch there tomorrow.

2/18/2007 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy Doug is a highly trained classic chef who prefers working as a hotdog stand owner. He is extremely talented and a good guy. He doesn't call them hotdogs, but rather "encased meats."

He isn't afraid to try new receipes and experiment. On certain days off the week he will fry the french-fries in DUCK OIL giving them a unique flavor.

Check the place out, it's great. But be prepared to wait in line, ever since the word got out about this place its packed. I used to eat there when it was on Roscoe east of ashland ave.

About 2 years ago he relocated to California ave just north of Belmont, maybe Roscoe can't exactly remember now.

I wish the "alder-goofs" would go away..they are an embarrassment to the city of Chicago! Lets ban them!!

2/18/2007 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stuffed goose liver? Sounds like some kind of ghetto food. Just like those pig guts you can buy by the bucket. No wonder the westside and southside are full of lard asses.

2/18/2007 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey DuckHead,
Let me see if I understand your logic. The government tries to keep one of God's creatures from having a metal pole repeatedly shoved down its throat and tortured. That's bad. But when the government tries to keep a citizen from smoking a joint by locking his ass up in jail that is good.
Fuck You!

2/18/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why he just doesn't GIVE the fois gras away...just charge for the bun. That is how all the other resteraunts are skirting this "silly, just silly" law.

2/18/2007 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again lazy alderidiots with nothing to legsislate screwing the businessman again! Maybe if he donated big to crook daley this would go away, look at todays Tribune and see all the people that give crook daley huge money and then get city business, daley go to jail directly to jail you crook!

2/18/2007 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never eaten the stuff but I just might start,screw the socialists.They have no business in this argument,I hope it tastes good.

2/18/2007 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous A Carnivore said...

No one should care about ANY foods (other than unwanted rats and roaches) being served in a restaurant. We eat beef, pork, chicken and veal every day. As far as I can tell no one cares (nor should they) about slaughter houses. A lot of people love chicken livers and gizzards. WTF.

2/18/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Hot Dog stand?? No wonder america is full of fatso's!!! At least its not that nasty Jimmy's on Grand/Pulaski.. Barf city... EAT TOFU!

2/18/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP endorsed the 49th Ward Alderman (Joe Moore), who sponsored the Foie Gras ordidnance. Donahue and crew take can of their friends.

2/18/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stuffed goose liver? Sounds like some kind of ghetto food. Just like those pig guts you can buy by the bucket. No wonder the westside and southside are full of lard asses


Its not stuffed-- its just the liver. The GOOSE is stuffed-- as in force fed to fatten it up. What good is a goose anyway? His liver be tasty!

2/18/2007 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey DuckHead,
Let me see if I understand your logic. The government tries to keep one of God's creatures from having a metal pole repeatedly shoved down its throat and tortured. That's bad. But when the government tries to keep a citizen from smoking a joint by locking his ass up in jail that is good.
Fuck You!

2/18/2007 08:00:00 AM
Anyone who eats this stuff knowing this is an asshole.

2/18/2007 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just make (donation) to Boss Daley and the problem will go away.

2/18/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next they will be telling us how
to wipe por asses.

2/18/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS USUAL THE CITY DECIDES TO HARASS A HARD WORKING WHITE GUY. I WORK IN A WEST SIDE DISTRICT, GOD FORBID IF THEY SENT INSPECTORS TO INSPECT ALL THOSE TACO STANDS AND BEAUTY SALONS, AND LETS NOT FORGET ABOUT THE BUILDING CODES VIOLATIONS IN THE BIBLES FRONT STORES. HEY DIRTY DICK GO F- YOURSELF.

2/18/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foie Gras Barbeque every summer at Poppa-Licious' usually early in the second week of August..........stay tuned for further details!!

2/18/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A goose has a cartlidge lined throat. That protects it from the spikey fins on the fish it swallows whole in the wild. Geese also swallow rocks and twigs and anything else that decides to tempt them. No one is stuffing a jagged cut pipe down their throats. The edge is smooth it's like a funnel. Doesn't hurt the bird in the least bit. So get over yourself you bird saving wannabe and put down the turkey leg and chicken legs, now there some examples of abused bird that is abused for the sake of slaughter, in vile living conditions and poor feed.
Outlaw Kfc, Harolds, Browns and Popeyes.

2/18/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why eat those geese? I see them all over the graveyards. Nasty birds.

2/19/2007 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The edge is smooth it's like a funnel. Doesn't hurt the bird in the least bit.
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Yeah, I'm sure it's actually FUN for the animal...jeez, are you ALWAYS such a stroke?

2/20/2007 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a Foie Gras Benefit for Hot Dougs. Bring the stuff in from an outside the City source, give it away as free with the drinks and dining from the benefit, along with hot dogs, and other good stuff. Get the news media pin-heads out there, and it would be hilarious, and not in violation with any City ordinance. Also, donate one cent to the Dumocratic Party, to keep it all fair.

2/20/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey DuckHead,
Let me see if I understand your logic. The government tries to keep one of God's creatures from having a metal pole repeatedly shoved down its throat and tortured. That's bad. But when the government tries to keep a citizen from smoking a joint by locking his ass up in jail that is good.
Fuck You!

2/18/2007 08:00:00 AM

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Regardless of how these geese or ducks are treated, they're not treated that way here. It happens in some other country for fucks-sake!

If our aldermen think some ridiculous ban here in Chicago is going to bring down the foie gras industry, they're retarded.

And if you feel so stongly about it, then go to fucking France (or werever else they make this stuff)and protest to your hearts content.

Stop wasting our governments time and money on this nonsense.

Besides, it's pure deliciousness.

P.S. Way to out yourself as a pot-smoking hippie, you dumbfuck.
Go blow a bong and continue to not work for a living. Loser.

2/21/2007 03:04:00 PM  

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