Duck Inn Dogs
Every restaurant has a dish that takes on a life of its own, and for the Duck Inn in Bridgeport, it’s the namesake hot dog. To be fair, calling it a ‘hot dog’ doesn’t quite do it justice. The sausage here—a decadent blend of all-natural beef and duck fat—is grilled and topped with elevated Chicago-style ingredients: house-made relish, beer mustard, pickled serrano chilies, a fat pickle, garden-fresh tomatoes, raw onions and a dash of celery salt. For his debut spin-off concept, chef Kevin Hickey unleashes a full menu of dogs that are topped with everything from blood-orange mustard and foie gras mousse to Tajin lime crema.