October 8, 2010
by Beth, Belle Squeaks
Yet, there’s something about the atmosphere of the joint as well as the quality of the food that speaks to a more authentic, pure, and accepting place. It’s as though one of the “cool” kids pulled out a seat at that lunch table and beckoned you (yes, You!) over.
Franktuary Mobile Takes to the Open Road
August 31, 2010
by Deborah McDonald, Examiner.com
Franktuary… has morphed from a rather simple ‘hot dog-on-a-bun’ operation to one of the hippest, most diverse lunch spots in town.
Casual Spots Gain Favor with Chefs
August 29, 2010
by China Millman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Actress Katherine Heigl bought out the contents of the truck for cast and crew filming ‘One for the Money’.
Hot Dog! That’s a Good Hot Dog!
August 13, 2010
by PittsburGhirl, Taste of Pittsburgh
A charming little basement joint, this place screamed ‘hipster’ in an absolutely outstanding way.
Franktuary is Taking it to the Streets
August 6, 2010
by Jennifer Szweda Jordan, The Allegheny Front
I couldn’t stop thinking or talking about Franktuary’s dogs… I’m pretty sure we’re all converts now.
July 9, 2010
by Brett Wiewiora, Only in Pgh
Franktuary, located at 325 Oliver Ave Downtown, is awesome. Try the Locavore–it will change your life.
Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party Held
May 30, 2010
by Kate Guerriero, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Those responsible for inducing our food coma included Umi, The Hyeholde, Rita’s Italian Ice in the South Side, Dinette, Seviche, Franktuary, and The Harris Grill.
Pittsburgh Vendors Go to the Customers
May 19, 2010
by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Franktuary — a Downtown-based hot-dog shop located in the back of the historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral — is about to take its frankfurter show on the road.
The Hip Guide To Pittsburgh
February 24, 2010
by Elaine LaBalme, PopCityMedia.com
…favorite food fetish, however, may be the “locavore” at Franktuary, a downtown hot dog emporium where the local organic dog with chopped onions and Miller’s Mustard (another local confection) is a loco treat.
Hot dog loses its kid-safe status
February 24, 2010
by Eric Heyl, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Megan Lindsey, owner of the Franktuary on Oliver Avenue, Downtown, said parents who bring their kids there do not have to fear for their lives.
“We’ve always taken great care here to make sure that children survive their meal,” she said.
January 24, 2010
by Lauren Bracey, Burghilicious.com
Co-owners Tim Tobitsch and Megan Lindsey opened their little hot dog shop five years ago in the basement of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh. At the time, it was a New York-inspired food enterprise that didn’t require a ton of experience in the food business or fancy kitchen equipment. Today, it’s one of downtown Pittsburgh’s hippest and most diverse lunch spots, serving hot dogs, soups, pierogies and more to everyone from homeless people to condo owners, bike messengers to office workers.
Dear Mr. President: Support small business impacted by the G-20
October 28, 2009
by PopCity, PopCityMedia.com
We love Franktuary for many reasons. The Downtown lunch spot is unbeatable when it comes to veggie dogs done up Chicago-style; organic, grass-finished, local beef dogs; and ice cream floats that turn any ordinary afternoon into a celebration. Now, Franktuary’s owners are doing the impossible and making the eatery even cooler by reaching out to President Obama (again).
Review: The ‘Locavore’ at Franktuary
July 4, 2009
by Mike Beattie, FoodBurgh.com
Franktuary is actually a tiny lunch stop downtown near PNC Center between Wood and Smithfield (though I had trouble finding it). Three college friends from Grove City created the concept after participating in a quirky hot-dog-centric social group.
Munch goes to Franktuary
February 19, 2009
by Munch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The party of five Munchers sampled six different hot dogs and one wrap, along with several side dishes. The menu offers not only all-beef hot dogs and vegan veggie dogs, but also salads, chicken wraps, soups and fruit shakes… Let it also be said… Franktuary has an excellent drink selection
Hot Dog Sanctuary
January 5, 2009
by Dan, Lux Magazine
It’s 2009 and the Franktuary has revolutionized the hot dog business just in time for all those resolutions. Resolutions that span the gamut from “eat more hot dogs” to “get hot dogs conveniently delivered to my office every day for lunch.”
Franktuary takes hot dogs religiously
August 14, 2008
by Kellie B. Gormly, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
There’s a good reason for all of the spiritual puns in this Downtown hot dog shop. Franktuary is in the back of the historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, along Oliver Avenue.
On The Side: Sausage Poll
April 17, 2008
by Melissa Meinzer, Pittsburgh City Paper
Generally, voting early and often is considered bad form. But at Franktuary, a Downtown church-basement hot-dog joint, folks hungry to weigh in for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can do so every lunch break, if they like.
WPXI Evening News: PA Sausage Poll Coverage
March 31, 2008
by Andy Gastmeyer, WPXI.com
Both Dems are wieners in hot dog shop politics
March 29, 2008
by Mike Wereschagin, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Franktuary, a gourmet hot dog shop in the 300 block of Oliver Avenue, Downtown, has begun offering two new creations: the Barackwurst and the Hillbasa. Adorning both are red, white and blue condiments.
Food for thought: Hot dog bullies don’t spare the mustard
October 31, 2006
Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For months, the hot dog bullies from Miami pursued their federal lawsuit against our humble Pittsburgh sausage purveyors, who had pro-bono representation (hold the woe for those good lawyers). But, frankly, the folks at Hot D***a had enough and decided to turn the other cheek — not to mention the bun — and settle the suit.
Pittsburgh TODAY Live – Franktuary Interview
January 3, 2006
Hosted by Jennifer Antkowiak, KDKA
Pittsburgh Weekly – Franktuary Interview
November 26, 2005
Hosted by Lisa Alexander, KDKA Radio
The Food Network
Recipe for Success
November 8 & 9; December 4; December 17, 2005
The Food Network takes a closer look at innovative restaurant concepts and the creative minds behind them. In this episode a just-opened Franktuary is featured.
Hot D***a is yet another Pittsburgh weiner winner
November 3, 2005
by Michael Machosky, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
With D’s Six Packs & Dogz, Lu Lu’s Red Hots and now Hot D***a all serving knockout dogs, Chicago — the traditional home of the dog — better start watching its back.
Frankfurter gets unique attention from Pittsburgh vendors
July 14, 2005
by Michael Mastroianni, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A few blocks south is a unique dining experience: a hot-dog stand contained within an active church. Hot D***a is ensconced in the basement of Trinity Cathedral on Oliver Ave., the former location of a bookstore…
Man does not live by bun alone
October 28, 2004
by Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An unorthodox hot dog and fruit shake shop has opened in the “catacombs” of Trinity Cathedral, Downtown. Its name:
“Franks be to God!”