We’ve already told you that lines for Hot Doug’s, the soon-to-shutter Chicago hot dog institution, are completely insane.
But now, on the second-to-last day before Hot Doug’s closes forever, things actually managed to get crazier.
It started with a tweet, like so many things do:
— Rub’s Smokehouse (@rubbbqcompany) September 29, 2014
Leonard was true to his word. This was the pre-dawn scene in line today.
— DNAinfo.com Chicago (@DNAinfoCHI) October 2, 2014
DNAInfo Chicago spoke to Leonard while he was among the first 30 customers in line this morning.
Several hours later, the beautiful smoked brisket made its appearance. Leonard and his friend (and fellow Chi-BBQ companion) Gary Wiviott were still in line.
Leonard looked pleased with the results as he wheeled his smoker away.
Photo: Audra Apke
Now, let’s answer what you all want to know: who gets to eat that beautiful brisket? According to local resident Audra Apke, Leonard and Wiviott plan to give it to the hardworking Hot Doug’s crew when they finally get to the front of the line.
Leonard elaborated on his reasoning for DNAInfo Chicago,
If that’s not enough BBQ awesomeness for you, DNAInfo Chicago reports that for every hour Rub’s BBQ waits in line, they’re donating $500 to Operation BBQ Relief, a charity that brings the ‘cue to communities in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Tomorrow, October 3rd, Hot Doug’s will close forever.
[via DNAInfo Chicago]
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