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Chicago-style hotdogs are one thing, but have you ever tried Chicago Not Dogs? Chances are, if you frequent places like San Diego’s First Friday Night Market and Brew Coffee Shop, you have. Brian Gervase’s Chicago Not Dogs is a vegan pop-up eatery that serves “no bull” dogs. It first launched at Mikkeller Brewing last February.
Now it appears you won’t have to wait around hoping for a good farmer’s market to get your hands on the vegan dog of your dreams.
Recent social media posts indicate the company is going brick-and-mortar. One week ago, on May 27th, Chicago Not Dogs posted a picture of the owners looking pumped with the caption, “Summer’s about to get quite tasty, you guys. Who can name this new permanent location for Chicago Not Dogs?”
While Facebook didn’t confirm, and the owners were unavailable for comment, rumors locate the new permanent residence for Chicago Not Dogs on 30th St. in San Diego. What’s more, the owners recently filed a permit application at that location, which formerly held The Modern Vegan. Chicago Not Dogs will have 3,100 square feet to work with in their new space.
Curious about the menu? In addition to vegan ‘not’ dogs, which come slathered in yellow mustard, pickle relish, onions, tomatoes, sport peppers and celery salt on a poppyseed bun, you can also indulge in their Chicago-style Italian Sandwich, which as far as Chicago Not Dogs is concerned, tastes even better without the beef.
Check back in for updates on Chicago Not Dogs’ opening plans, and in the meantime prepare yourself for a bit of Chicago right here in San Diego. Your taste buds will thank you.