We all have that inner love for street food, especially when we visit New York City. Two Grove City graduates took their love for street food, cooking food from around the world and natural organic foods and started Franktuary in the basement of a cathedral.
Tim Tobitsch had a passion for natural casing hot dogs, sausage & franks; with growing up in New Jersey & New York, he grew up with a passion for street food. While Megan Lindsey grew up all over the world, learning to cook different dishes. They combined their loves and cooked up an international themed hot dog and fruit shake lunch counter restaurant called Franktuary in the basement of the Trinity Cathedral.
In 2013 they decided to move out of the basement, into their now current location in Lawrenceville. The space was repossessed with old farm wood and pieces from the Holy Family church that no longer exists. The restaurant went from just a lunch counter in a basement, to a full service restaurant with a bar!! In the summer they have a garden on the hillside, growing their own organic produce.
In Lawrenceville on a Sunday morning? Why not stop in and enjoy Franktuary’s delicious brunch menu? The menu lets them get creative with their food, they cook up delicious brunch food to enjoy, don’t forget to wash it down with a mimosia.
Don’t want to drive all the way to Lawrenceville to get your natural casing hot dog?You can make a trip toe their new location, downtown in Market Square. Even then you can find their two food trucks at different locations around the Burgh; you can even book the trucks for private events like office picnics, birthday and weddings. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to find out where the trucks will be, so you can snag yourself a delicious frank.
Franktuary is also a sustainable and ethically sourced meat restaurant with organic produce and grass feed beef. They want to keep this philosophy, they know it’s not cheap, but in the long run it is better for your health and the environment.
The next time you have a craving for street food, remember Franktuary. Here is just a couple of their signature dog combinations that they have perfected and stood the test of time over the past 10 years:
• Chicago Imposter, so named because it is a twist on the classic Chicago dog. Topped with relish, onion, banana peppers, pickle, tomato, yellow mustard, celery salt, poppy seeds.
• The Pittsburgh, with a pierogi and slaw.
• The New Yorker, with kraut, sweet onion sauce, and brown mustard.
•The Buffalo, with bleu cheese dressing, wing sauce, and celery.
•The Texan, with grass-fed beef chili, cheddar, and jalapeños.
Also, looking for a new shirt or hoodie to rock? After you enjoy a delicious meal, purchase a hoodie or tee. You can rock it even when you aren’t in the Burgh.
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