Bill and Jamie Cawthon have expanded the Frankly Sausages operation to include a sit-down restaurant as well as the original food truck. Frankly on Cherokee, which opened in late 2017, of course features the sausages that earned the truck a spot on last year’s STL 100, both classic varieties (beef frank, beef brat, Italian) and chef Bill Cawthon’s specialties (chile verde, wild boar). The truck’s best-in-class hand-cut fries — brined overnight, fried once at low temperature, again at high temperature — also appear. To this mix the brick-and-mortar menu has added, among other dishes, a double smashed burger with cheese and bacon jam and a fried-chicken sandwich.
Hours: Frankly on Cherokee: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday)
Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best
Opened: 2015 (food truck), 2017 (restaurant)
Must order: Beer brat ($8) and fries ($4)