This Chef Knew How to Turn Fans Into Fanatics

Chicago, Illinois

Everything stopped still in Chicago for a few minutes last Friday, as Doug Sohn shuttered his obscenely popular hot dog spot, Hot Doug's.

If you aren't familiar with Hot Doug's, it's a hot dog spot in a not-trendy neighborhood. That's it. The fact that it happened to have had a line down the block to get in almost every day, regardless of weather (did I mention it's in...