Chicago issued its first foie gras fine to a hot dog seller of all people, accusing "Hot Doug's" of violating a city ban by lacing its specialty dogs with the duck liver delicacy.
Doug Sohn, who runs Hot Doug's "The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium," plead guilty and agreed to pay $250 Thursday for the first-time offence.
Sohn had been openly serving foie gras-laced hot dogs since the ordinance took effect in August. He says he knew about the rule - when he got a warning letter from the city, he had it framed and placed on his counter.
He could have faced up to a $500 dollar fine under the ordinance, Health Department spokesman Tim Hadac said.
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