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This just in, from HD HQ:

“It appears that Doug’s leg is coming along nicely (and his bank account is not), so,
 
“HOT DOUG’S WILL RE-OPEN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.
 
“For those of you who didn’t know, Doug broke his leg about three weeks ago and the restaurant has been closed since. Please be nice to him as he’s getting on in years and apparently has quite the brittle construction.

“We appreciate your patience during this solemn time of convalescence and look forward to serving you a nice sausage (that’s assuming Doug can ween himself off the vicodin).”
 
Phew. A fall without duck fries would have been to bleak to contemplate.