The Brilliant Blago Dog at Chicago’s Dog House

The comparisons are inevitable between the recently-opened Chicago’s Dog House in Lincoln Park and Avondale’s Hot Doug’s — taking their cue from the king of encased meats, the boys behind the Dog House have turned to some nontraditional animals in putting together their menu. Adventurous eaters can order lamb, duck, or even smoked alligator sausages, as well as plenty of inspired riffs on the traditional Vienna Beef. But where the Dog House’s brilliance really shines is in their aptly named Blago Dog: it’s a classic Chicago dog with all the garden trimmings, but the whole thing has been sacrilegiously and embarrassingly doused in ketchup. If this is something you actually want (if, perhaps, it is something you find fucking golden?), the menu notes that the starting bid is $1000. You can also check out the Dog House’s complete offerings after the jump.

Hot Dogs - $2.90
Chicago Style dragged through the garden
Blue Demon Blue cheese, buffalo sauce, and celery.
Blago Chicago Style w/Ketchup. (Opening Bid $1000.)
Corn Dog Hand dipped and delicious.

Specialty Hot Dogs - $3.50
T-Frank Bacon, cream cheese, avocado, and homemade hot sauce
French Poodle Brie cheese, grey poupon, & pear
Mayor Daley Irish Cheddar, caramelized onions, and Smokey Dijon
Greek Town Hummus, onions, tomato, and home made tazaki sauce
BLT Dog Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and mayo
Snoop Dog homemade chili, onion, & Colby cheese
Chihuahua Homemade hot sauce, guacamole, cheese, onion, & tomato
Polish caramelized onions, green peppers, & mustard
Italian sautéed peppers, onions, & sweet mustard

Gourmet/Specialty Sausages - $6.50 – Subject To Availability & Weekly Specials
Ribeye Steak Sausage sauteed mushrooms, aged Irish cheddar, caramelized onions, horseradish sauce
Atomic Bomb Guacamole, chihuahua cheese, homemade hot sauc
Lamb tomato, onion, feta, homemade tazaki sauce on a pita
Smoked Duck Swiss cheese, mushrooms, caramelized onions, Dijon Mustard
Chompers Smoked Alligator: caramelized onions & sweet chili sauce

Burgers - $3.90
Veggie Burger Hummus, tomato, caramelized onion, green peppers, lettuce, and sweet & spicy mustard
BBQ Bacon bacon, bbq sauce, Colby cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions
Greek feta, onions, hummus, tomato, and homemade tazaki sauce

Hot Dog, Fries, & Drink 4.99
Specialty Hot Dog, Fries, & Drink 5.50
Gourmet/Specialty Sausage, Fries, & Drink 8.50

[Menu via Time Out Chicago]


The Brilliant Blago Dog at Chicago’s Dog House