Best Hot Dog St. Louis 2012 - Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill
Fans of local music got to know Steve Ewing during the 1990s as the kinetic frontman for the Urge, a band whose hyper amalgam of punk and ska found an audience at home and abroad. Ewing has long since traded his dreadlocks for a clean-shaven head, and in the past few years he has focused on building the perfect hot dog. His operation was formerly an on-the-street operation, popping up after concerts and public gatherings, but this year Ewing hung his shingle on the Hill and has turned the simple frankfurter into a multifaceted vehicle for flavor fusion. The menu at Steve's Hot Dogs can be divided (with all due apology to Claude Lévi-Strauss) into the grilled and the smoked. The former is embodied by Nathan's hot dogs, the latter by more exotic sausage fare — chorizo, andouille, salsiccia — all combine to provide a multifarious gustatory tour of cased meats. Once that base is laid down, anything goes for toppings: the "Gorilla Mac & Cheese Dog" adds everyone's favorite comfort food alongside bacon and fried onions; the "Aye Chihuahua" pairs chorizo with avocado, jalapeños and chipotle-spiked onions. Ewing hasn't retired his microphone just yet — he performs under his own name, and the Urge has been playing out and recording more regularly — but he has found a delicious way to pass time between gigs. And hot-dog hounds are the better for it.
The HOT DOGS are FABULOUS...To say the least! No improvements are needed and the staff plus Steve make eating there sheer pleasure! Fun, Food and Frolic! Your imagination can go " Wild" when it comes to adding different toppings to the DOGS!! No one can go there just once as it is great fun to try new toppings each time or you can just be non-experimental and just order your usual. Go there, you won't regret your trip there!