It all began in 2008. Steve Ewing, frontman for the band The Urge, opened his first hot dog stand - a humble spot to satisfy concertgoers' late-night cravings. Steve's Hot Dogs quickly grew from a hot dog cart to a successful restaurant known for its creative collaborations and unforgettable flavor combinations.
Steve's smoked all-beef Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs provided the basis around which a menu of culinary creativity was built. Toppings were then piled high on a fresh bun from local Italian bakery Vitale's. Customers keep coming back for their favorite staples like the Gorilla Mac and Cheese Dog or the Chicago Dog - but also never miss the restaurant's creative limited-run collaborations with local restaurants and food brands like Strange Donuts, Dogtown Pizza, Gioia's, and Pretzel Boys.
In 2011, Steve opened his first brick-and-mortar location on the Hill. Steve's Hot Dogs is a restaurant built around COMMUNITY. The community helped Steve's launch, helped it expand, saved it from the brink in early 2020 - and they are the reason that Steve's is here today.
Steve's Hot Dogs launched a community giveback program called #FeedThePeople on April 8, 2020. Since its launch, the team at Steve's Hot Dogs has served thousands of free meals to people in need and first responders in the St. Louis area. Customers purchase the meals online and they are placed into a fund. When need arises, the meals are distributed on a no-questions-asked basis, as long as there are meals in our fund.
In early December of 2020, Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's The Profit purchased 2,000 meals to support this program as part of his #PlatingChange initiative. The Steve's team is partnering with organizations such as Tent Mission, Zion Lutheran Food Pantry, St. Patrick's Center, and others to ensure those meals go to the people who need them most.
Six Feet Aparty September 2020
Collaborating with Dogtown Pizza on a new dog!
Unseasonably warm day and the porch is full in Tower Grove!
Rene Knott stopping by for a visit!
Beer & Dogs Pairing Night
Announcing Their Big Day!