The next time you head to Busch Stadium for a ball game, you might want to skip the tepid, boring hotdogs inside for a real hot dog outside. I'm sure you can bring them in because the owners of the stand pay a fee to the Cardinals and the city to set up their outdoor kitchen.
Karen Boschert runs the stand with her husband Kelly. The Boscherts are from Belleville. And...Top dogs are the Chicago (mustard, relish, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, celery salt and sport peppers) and the St. Louis (bacon and cheese sauce). At K's Unique Dogs, you get a $3 to $3.50 hot dog, $3 bratwurst, $4 hamburger, plus $2 to $4 for water, soda and bags of peanuts. For $5, you get the meal deal: a dog or brat, chips and a drink. Half the price inside Busch and twice as good.
They grill their dogs because St. Louisans prefer them that way as opposed to Chicagoans who like them steamed. But I'll take it anyway they prepare them. And take them I will next time I'm at a Cardinals game and maybe I won't even go to the game, I'll just go for the hot dogs.