Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Felix Pie

The Cubs' top prospect (pronounced Pee-Eh) was called up Monday, and like clockwork, Hot Doug's unveiled the Felix Pie Celebrity Sausage.

If you live within 500 miles of Wrigleyville, there is no excuse for never having eaten at the Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium. Owner Doug Sohn takes a ton of pride in his work, and the variety of flavors on the menu is stunning, featuring an entire spectrum of meats paired with exotic cheeses and sauces, all on a bun.

If you're in the mood for a standard Chicago-style meal, they offer a great Chicago Style Dog for $1.50, and a Polish that's dynamite with grilled onions. The place received four forks from the Chicago Tribune Dining Guide--four forks for a hot dog stand!--and has legions of satisfied customers at every source of online reviews.

Anyway, I was inspired to make the drive to try the Felix Pie today, and...it was a disappointment, overall. Not a bad sausage, but I didn't care for the green apple cream sauce, and the almonds were a bit overpowering. Doug, if you're reading this, I think (hope) Felix is enough of a ballplayer to be worthy of one of your better creations.

If you've never been, I highly recommend the Atomic Bomb, the Teuben, the Don Rickles, and the Duck Fat Fries.

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