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Welcome to our Press Room!

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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What I Do: Steve Ewing, founder of Steve's Hot Dogs

Sauce Magazine, August 25, 2021

Steve Ewing has done more in his five decades than many will do in a lifetime. Not only did he launch beloved restaurant Steve's Hot Dogs, but he's also the frontman of The Urge, a nationally touring band that got its start in St. Louis... 
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Steve's Hot Dogs feeds first responders for free Tuesday

KMOV,  August 10, 2021

From 11 am to 8 pm on August 10th, first responders who show their ID or badge will get a free combo as part of Steve's Hot Dogs #FeedThePeople program.
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Free meal for first responders at Steve's Hot Dogs today

FOX 2,  August 10, 2021

Area first responders can get a free meal Tuesday, August 10th. Steve's Hot Dogs is offering a free combo meals to first responders...
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Tim's Travels: Special Event Planned at Steve's Hot Dogs for National Hot Dog Day

FOX 2,  July 21, 2021

It is National Hot Dog Day and Tim Ezell was celebrating at Steve's Hot Dogs. The restaurant located at 3457 Magnolia Avenue has some special hot dog and drink pairings available and Funky Butt Brass Band playing on their patio...
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St. Louis Character: How Steve Ewing turned his passion for music into a successful restaurant

St. Louis Business Journal,  July 15, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs nearly shut down for good in 2020 - even before the pandemic. But the community supported the restaurant through a reopening, and founder Steve Ewing returned the favor.
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Hot Diggity! See Which Eateries Earned PETA Kudos for Their Veggie Dogs

PETA, June 23, 2021

Sun's out, buns out! Er, hot dog buns, that is. As the Fourth of July marks a 'return to normal' for much ofthe country, PETA has scoured the country for the Top Vegan Hot Dogs. 
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Local eateries make PETA's top vegan dog list

FOX 2, June 24, 2021

The "Very Very Veggie Dog" from Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove East was recognized as one of the best vegan hot dogs by PETA. Click here to read more.

St. Louis-based Volpi Foods partners with local restaurants for 'Summer of Volpi'

KSDK, June 24, 2021

Volpi Foods is a longtime St. Louis-based business specializing in cured meats who recently announced its first Summer of Volpi, partnering with Steve's Hot Dogs among others. 
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Tent Mission STL delivers weekly meals to the unhoused

St. Louis Magazine, June 9, 2021

The local non-profit is connecting caring restauranteurs with unhoused members of the St. Louis community. Steve's Hot Dogs is among its donors.
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Steve's Hot Dogs moving to a Larger Location

FOX 2, May 10, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs is moving to a new larger location. The restaurant in Tower Grove East neighborhood is moving to the former Mangia Italiano on South Grand.
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Steve's Hot Dogs is Moving to the Former Mangia Italiano

Riverfront Times, May 10, 2021

Fans of Steve's Hot Dogs will soon be getting their tubular meat fix from a different spot. Steve Ewing's beloved hot dog restaurant is moving from its Tower Grove East location to South Grand.
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Steve's Hot Dogs is upgrading to the old Mangia Italiano space on South Grand this Summer

Sauce Magazine, May 10, 2021
Having both closed and reopened last year (unrelated to the pandemic), Steve's Hot Dogs has had one of the most unlikely success stories in recent memory.

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World Circus Day 2021 To Be Celebrated at Steve's Hot Dogs in St. Louis

The Riverbender, April 13, 2021

On Saturday April 17, celebrate World Circus Day by seeing some hotdogging and getting a hot dog. Click here to read more.

Circus Harmony to celebrate World Circus Day at Steve's Hot Dogs on Saturday

KSDK, April 12, 2021

World Circus Day is this Saturday April 17th and Steve's Hot Dogs will be celebrating with Circus Harmony. Click here to read more.

For Steve's Hot Dogs in St. Louis, a rock year hits high notes

St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 12, 2021

For Steve's Hot Dogs, 2020 was almost the year that wasn't. Click here to read more.

Lion's Choice and Steve's Hot Dogs team up for a hot dog hit

KSDK, April 7, 2021

Two St. Louis restaurants are knocking it out of the park with their latest collaboration. Lion's Choice and Steve's Hot Dogs are teaming up to dish out a ballpark favorite just in time for the return of Cardinals baseball. Click here to read more.

Lion's Choice and Steve's Hot Dogs team up for baseball season

St. Louis Magazine, April 7, 2021

Lion’s Choice and Steve’s Hot Dogs are teaming up as baseball season gets underway. Click here to read more.

3 More Seafood Specials to Celebrate Lent in St. Louis

Sauce Magazine, March 10, 2021

There are only a few Fridays left of Lent to discover your favorite seafood special of the season. Click here to read more.

Tim's Travels: Steve's Hot Dogs celebrates Coming 2 America

Fox 2, March 5, 2021

it's been a long time coming, but "Coming 2 America" is finally making its way to theaters. Steve's Hot Dogs are serving up some tasty ways to celebrate. Click here to read more.

St. Louis area restaurants offering fish specials for Lent

KSDK, March 2, 2021

The Lenten season started on Wednesday and that means fish fries are back in the St. Louis area. But fish fries aren't the only way to celebrate the season. Click here to read more.

Here's Where to Get The Best Hot Dog in Your State

Mashed, February 21, 2021

Mike Radosevich of Code 3 Spices and Joe Lampe interview Steve's Hot Dogs about all things music, bodybuild and Steve's Hot Dogs. Watch for More.

Meat America Podcast: Steve Ewing - Rockstar, Bodybuilder & Hot Dogs? (Ep 18)

Mashed, February 17, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs is named the best place to get a dog in Missouri by Mashed. Watch for More.

Freezing Temperatures a Blow to Area Restaurants on Valentine's Day

KMOV, February 14, 2021

Many restaurant owners in the St. Louis area were anticipating Valentine's Day weekend to be one of their busiest of the year.  Read More.

Black-Owned Food Businesses to Visit in Your City

Eat This, Not That, February 15, 2021

February is Black History Month, which is the perfect opportunity to showcase just a few of the best food products and independently-owned eateries created by Black people.  Read More.

Ask George: Any Last Minute Food Ideas for Valentine's Day?

St. Louis Magazine, February 12, 2021

Every Friday, SLM dining editor George Mahe answers a timely culinary query Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs & Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company Team Up for Valentine's Day with Chocolate Waffle Dog Launch

STLToday.com February 10, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove East is bringing the love this Valentine's Day only with a unique collaboration in partnership with Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company.  Read More.

The 15 Best Places for Takeout in St. Louis

Foursquare, February 1, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs is among the best local restaurants for takeout in St. Louis. Read More.

Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in the St. Louis Metro Area

Ladue News, February 1, 2021

Supporting Black business owners is just one way to uplift the Black community right now. Read More.

St. Louis Area Restaurants Offering Specials for Valentine's Day

KSDK, February 1, 2021

Several spots around the St. Louis area are offering specials for the holiday. Read More.

12 Great St. Louis Restaurants That Are Definitely Open On A Monday, Vol 2

Sauce Magazine, January 25, 2021

Trust us, we get it: Mondays are really difficult in St. Louis. If you've been here for a while, you're all too familiar with the blues that come with realizing your go-to is closed...  Read More.

A Hot Dog Restaurant That Brings a Town Together

Carlos Watson Show OZY, February 12, 2021

Discover created the Eat It Forward program to give local Black-owned restaurants chances to win $25,000 and the program has given out $5 million in all. Recent recipient Steve Ewing shares his story.  Read More.

Steve's Hot Dogs & Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company Team Up for Valentine's Day with Chocolate Waffle Dog Launch

STLToday.com February 10, 2021

Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove East is bringing the love this Valentine's Day only with a unique collaboration in partnership with Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company.  Read More.

Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis gives Steve's Hot Dogs $20,000 to Serve Those in Need

FOX 2, January 26, 2021

There isn't a small business in America right now that couldn't use an extra $20,000. A famous entrepreneur is helping a local business help others. Read More.

These St. Louis Bars and Restaurants Are Offering Heated Patio Seating This Winter

Feast, January 22, 2021

As the seasons begin to change, there is one big question looming over the food industry: How will diners eat and drink outside once the temperatures drop? Read More.

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

KSDK.com 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
STLtoday.com 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 
Fox2now.com 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 
Fox2now.com 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.

STLtoday.com  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

KMOV.com  July 22, 2020

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- 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​

STLToday.com  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
RiverBender.com 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 Murphy burger menu in St. Louis 

KSDK.com  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 

KSDK.com 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
Ladue 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
STLtoday.com 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

KMOV.com  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.