05/02/2012 05:22 pm ET

Hot Doug's Book: Eatery Asks For Fan Submissions Of Wiener-Themed Art, Photos And More

There's a lot you can do with a hot dog. At Chicago foodie staple Hot Doug's, for example, they fry them, smoke them and soak them in beer.

Soon enough, you'll be able to read about them, too.

Owner Doug Sohn announced in a post on the restaurant's Facebook page Wednesday that Hot Doug's has a book in the works they plan to release next spring.

While Sohn owns and runs the place, he says Hot Doug's truly belongs to the community, and so he's asking for Chicago's help filling its pages.

"The success of the restaurant to me is the community—the part of my job I enjoy more than anything else is the interaction with the customers, and I want this book to be a reflection of that," Sohn wrote Wednesday. "Plus it's less work for me."

Interested contributors are asked to submit stories, photos, poems, drawings or other materials to the restaurant's Facebook page or via email at

No word yet on whether entries involving ketchup will be accepted.