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This is a one-stop resource for media members & curious customers to get all of the information they're seeking on Steve's Hot Dogs. We've had a wild ride - from a crowdfunded location opening to a closure, relaunch, and a $25,000 award from Discover. 

Take a journey through our story with these media highlights - and don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to interview a member of our team for an upcoming story. 

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Steve's Hot Dogs to Donate Profits to Crown Candy after COVID Temporarily Shuts Their Doors

FOX 2, January 18, 2021

Crown Candy Kitchen and Steve's Hot Dogs collaborated to bring St. Louis the Crown Candy BLT Dog. A Steve's hot dog topped with lettuce, tomato and Crown Candy bacon. Read More.

Frontline Health Care Workers Receive Meals Donated from Steve's Hot Dogs

St. Louis Post Dispatch, January 9, 2021

Nurses at St. Louis University Hospital, donning scrubs and PPE, strode outside the hospital on Friday, not to tend to a new patient but to receive a round of donated meals...  Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs Gives Free Food to First Responders and Homeless Throughout Pandemic

FOX 2, January 6, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs continues to give away food to first responders and homeless neighbors with lots of help from across the country, including Marcus Lemonis.  Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs serving up 'BLT Dog' with Bacon from Crown Candy

KSDK January 6, 2021

The limited-time special will be available starting on Jan. 6 while supplies last from Steve's Hot Dogs.  Read More.

Bacon from Crown Candy on Steve's Hot Dog? Sign Us Up!

KMOV January 6, 2021

Two staples in the St. Louis food scene are teaming up for a unique collaboration. Steve's Hot Dogs and Crown Candy Kitchen have partered to create the Crown Candy B.L.T. Dog. Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs & Strange Donuts Partner for a One-of-a-Kind Creation

KMOV December 9, 2020

The last time this special collaboration between two unique St. Louis restaurants happened, it resulted in lines down the block. Read More.

Eatery Partnership Results in Donut-Wrapped Hot Dog Topped with Mac and Cheese and Bacon

Mix 105.1 December 8, 2020

The last time this special collaboration between two unique St. Louis restaurants happened, it resulted in lines down the block. Read More.

​Steve's Hot Dogs and Eckert's collab for Campfire Dog October 6, 2020

Two St. Louis favorites teamed up to create a ‘Campfire Dog.’

The Eckert's Campfire Dog at Steve’s Hot Dogs is an all-beef smoked dog topped with a sweet Ricotta cream sauce, warm cinnamon apples and a drizzle of caramel sauce... Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs Wins $25K prize meant to boost Black-owned businesses
St. Louis Business Journal September 18, 2020

Like many restaurant owners, Steve Ewing was not sure how his business, Steve’s Hotdogs, would survive the pandemic. It was just one of the hurdles he's faced over the last couple of years.

Earlier this year, he announced he would... Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs Wins $25,000 award from Discover September 17, 2020

Steve's Hot Dogs has won $25,000 from Discover as part of the financial-services company's Eat It Forward program to support Black-owned restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic.

Discover is awarding a total of $5 million to 200 Black-owned restaurants... Read More.

Discover awards Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove East $25,000 September 17, 2020

ST. LOUIS – Steve Ewing, owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs, was standing behind the register at his Tower Grove East restaurant Wednesday evening and found out he won $25,000 to help his hot dog shop... Read More.

​How to take a staycation in St. Louis

St. Louis American August 25, 2020

Many of us have had to either delay or completely forgo our summer vacations. Instead of suffering from cabin fever, as St. Louisans, we are fortunate to have many things to re-explore responsibly from our restaurants to our hotels to attractions and more. I have so many favorites in St. Louis, but here’s a sample itinerary for my perfect staycation... Read More.

Midwest Black Restaurant Week: Steve's Hot Dogs July 27, 2020

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – We celebrate Midwest Black Restaurant Week with Steve’s Hot Dogs. Owner Steve Ewing just wrapped a special lunch for National Hot Dog Day. His restaurant is founded on over-the-top hot dogs at an affordable price. Ewing talked to us about being a black business owner and how Black Restaurant Week helps small black-owned businesses... Read More.

St. Louis is part of first Midwest Black Restaurant Week.  July 27, 2020

This week, St. Louis will be a part of Black Restaurant Week's first regional celebration for the Midwest, which includes Minneapolis; Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Kansas City... Read More.

​Community-centered Black Restaurant Week kicks off Midwest

St. Louis Magazine July 24, 2020

Black Restaurant Week LLC, founded in 2016, aims to highlight Black-owned catering services, food trucks, products, and restaurants nationwide through a series of events—and this year, it's coming to St. Louis for the first time... Read More.

Inaugural Midwest Black Restaurant kicks off on Friday  July 22, 2020

ST. LOUIS ( -- At Gourmet Soul on Delmar, the coronavirus pandemic might have slowed things down, but once they reopened the customers kept coming. “We’ve been rocking and rolling,” said general manager Yomi Martin about the line of cars outside the soul food restaurant... Read More.

4 top spots for burgers in St. Louis

Hoodline  June 15, 2020

Steve's Hot Dogs & Burgers, a spot to score hot dogs and burgers in Tower Grove East, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 129 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3457 Magnolia Ave... Read More.

The Go! List 2020: Food & Drink​  June 12, 2020

Steve’s Hot Dogs, which Urge frontman Steve Ewing had grown over 11 years from a hot-dog cart to two brick-and-mortar restaurants, was done... Read More.

Dogtown Pizza to collaborate With Steve's Hot Dogs and Burgers June 3, 2020

Dogtown Pizza is proud to announce a local collaboration with Steve's Hot Dogs & Burgers on a new hot dog called the Dogtown Pizza 4 Meat Dog - a smoked Nathan's dog topped with pepperoni, diced ham, bacon, pizza sauce, and pizza cheese... Read More.

Where to find the Eddie Murhpy burger menu in St. Louis  May 3, 2020

ST. LOUIS — You know that feeling of surprise when you see something often but somehow are able to discover something new that you didn't see before? That's what happened to me this week when we decided to give the dishwasher a break by not cooking and instead decided to support a neighborhood restaurant by doing some curbside ordering... Read More.

​St. Louis restaurant gives back to community that's given so much, one hot dog at a time April 15, 2020

With the help of investors, Steve’s reopened the Tower Grove storefront, just as the coronavirus was ramping up. Owner Steve Ewing said the community has gotten him through it all. 

“I’m so grateful,” he said. “This neighborhood is amazing... Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs & Burgers Offers Family Packs Chili Bowls and More To-Go
Laude News April 15, 2020

A beloved neighborhood business recently bounced back from closure with help from an angel investor and continues to serve the community during uncertain times with curbside pick-up and delivery... Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs & Burgers Reopens in Tower Grove East February 26, 2020

As previously reportedSteve’s Hot Dogs & Burgers reopens today (Feb. 26) at 3457 Magnolia Avenue in Tower Grove East... Read More.

Rejoice! Steve's Hot Dogs and Burgers to Reopen Next Week
Riverfront Times February 21, 2020

After less than a month, our favorite top dog is back in action. News broke today that Steve's Hot Dogs & Burgers (3457 Magnolia Avenue) is reopening its Tower Grove East location less than 30 days since... Read More.

Episode 30: Steve's Hot Dogs  January 2, 2020

From alternative rock to alternative toppings, Steve Ewing is always shaking things up.

Ewing is the frontman for the alt rock band The Urge and the founder of Steve’s Hot Dogs on the Hill. Whether it’s creating new toppings for his gourmet dog... Read More.

How Steve Ewing Went from Rock Music to Hot Dogs 

Riverfront Times  October 31, 2017

Several years ago, after playing a gig with his band the Urge, Steve Ewing was struck by what he saw as a missed opportunity — and it had nothing to do with music... Read More.

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