Frankly on Cherokee Offers Food Truck Favs & More
St. Louis, MO/November 23, 2017 (STL.News) – Some of the best sausages served in the St. Louis area have come from the food truck run by Chef Bill Cawthon and his wife Jamie Cawthon. Hungry denizens of the Gateway City have followed the Frankly (Artisan) Sausages truck since the Cawthons first rolled it out about two-years ago (late 2015). We told you back in July about their plan for a restaurant. Now, the wait is over. There’s no need to chase down the commissary truck, when you can visit their new restaurant on Cherokee Street. Frankly on Cherokee opened Nov. 17th at 2744 Cherokee Street in south St. Louis.
The restaurant is tucked into a storefront in the same block as Propaganda Bar and Lilly’s Panaderia (Spanish bakery). The Cawthons spent several months rehabbing the 1,200-square foot space, turning a former pizzeria (Calypso Cafe) into a warm, inviting space. The decor is industrial, but with warm wood touches to soften it up. The narrow space features clean, white walls lit by an eye-catching, rustic beam chandelier hung with Edison bulbs. The custom tables seat 35–40 people. The kitchen is relatively open, allowing customers to watch the sausage making process.
As you would expect, the restaurant features the same handmade, artisan sausages and signature hand-cut fries that made the food truck so popular. Diners will also find some new flavors on the menu, including shareable apps and luscious desserts. Like the truck, the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and humanely raised meats. In addition to serving customers at the restaurant, the Cawthon’s new brick-and-mortar place will serve as the commissary for the food truck. The extra space will let them keep up with demand, which in the peak summer season can mean making more than 500 lbs. of sausage a week.
The new digs on Cherokee mean customers know right where to go to get their favorite sausages and those delectable fries—hand-cut, then fried twice to make them creamy on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside. Frankly on Cherokee is open Tuesday – Thursday 4–10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Frankly Sausages Food Truck continues to serve fresh sausages and fries all over the metro area. Find out where it will be by visiting the Cawthon’s Facebook page.