Photo by Betha Whitlow

Steve's Hot Dogs

Since 2008, Steve’s Hot Dogs has grown from a simple cart run by Steve Ewing, frontman of the popular St. Louis band the Urge, to a bricks-and-mortar establishment on the Hill to, in 2014, a second location in Tower Grove East. The formula isn’t alchemy. Steve’s serves a tasty, filling meal for less than $10. Many of the franks, brats and other sausages are smoked and then grilled, giving them a great depth of flavor, and the toppings are fun: the chile-laden Molotov Dog; the Marconi Street Beef Dog, wrapped in Italian beef; and, of course, the Gorilla Mac & Cheese Dog with fried onions and mac & cheese.