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5th Annual Hot Dog Week #RankYourFrank



'Dog Days of Summer' to return with specialty Hot Dogs offered Daily


CHICAGO, IL - June 17, 2014 - River North's popular sports bar and eatery, Bull & Bear, located at 431 N Wells Street, will bring back the highly anticipated "Dog Days of Summer," beginning Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27.

In the midst of the summer heat, it is only fitting for America's favorite warm weather food to receive not just one day (July 23), but a weeklong celebration of National Hot Dog Day. DineAmic Group's Executive Chef Andy Gibson has created five, one-of-a-kind hot dogs exclusively available each day of the week.  

Chef Gibson's inspiration came from some of his favorite cities and regions throughout the United States giving the frank fanatics a taste of each hot dog style from all over the country. From Cincinnati to Cali, each American dog is customized with specific and mouthwatering toppings paying homage to the area it was named after.

The fancy franks will be $9 each and available during lunch and dinner hours.

Monday, July 21 :: The Cincinnati "Coney"

Spicy beef chili, pickled onion salad, shredded cheddar, mustard, potato bun.


Tuesday, July 22 :: The Sooo Cali

Bison dog, heirloom tomato and avocado relish, arugula, crispy shallot, lettuce, pesto aioli, ciabatta bun.


Wednesday, July 23 :: Miami Vice

Turkey dog, mojo braised pork, spicy pickle, mustard aioli, swiss cheese, shredded lettuce, toasted garlic bun.


Thursday, July 24 :: The Northern Woods of Wisconsin

Venison dog, fried jalapeno jack cheese curds, caramelized onion, juniper-beer mustard, soft bun.


Friday, July 25 :: New Orleans Po' Boy

Andouille sausage, olive relish, frisee, crispy salami, provolone, remoulade, sesame bun.

For the patrons who want to try all the franks, the "Frank Plank" will be offered daily for $20. The sampling platter will provide customers a taste of each specialty dog in a mini version ensuring no one misses out on the delicious dogs!

In addition, for the hungry hot dog aficionados, diners will have the option to try the "Chicago Style Home Wrecker," a 22-inch kosher dog with mustard, relish, onion, tomato, sports peppers, celery salt and served in a sesame potato bun. Anyone who finishes the 22-inch dog in one sitting will receive a $25 gift card and a "Homewrecker Champion" t-shirt.