dog on it co-owner james myers photo by virginia harold

The walk-up window in the Grove you need to know about

When Sheryl Myers opened City Boutique at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Tower Grove Avenue, she also inherited the quirky, little walk-up window space around the corner. She encouraged her son, James Myers, to open a takeout business, and hot dogs seemed like a winning concept.

Dog On It’s menu features a number of signature dogs; we’re partial to the Ripplet Dog with barbecue sauce, nacho cheese, grilled onions and, of course, a generous topping of crushed Old Vienna Red Hot Riplets. But it’s the ever-changing roster of specials that keeps us coming back, like the Gateway Boer, a Black History Month collaboration with Popoma Foods using South African boerewors sausage, caramelized onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mayo-mustard sauce and fresh thyme. James said it’s easy for him to run a service business in the Grove because people are so chill and happy, but we have a sneaky feeling it may be the hot dogs.

Dog On It, 4300 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.896.9022,