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Franktuary's new digs for lunch, late night

Written by Melissa McCart on

franktuary1Franktuary, which opened earlier this month at 3810 Butler St., is shaping up as a hub of lower Lawrenceville.

At 2 p.m. last Thursday, a sizeable crowd gathered for lunch, a drink and wi-fi through the course of the afternoon.

Franktuary is open from 11 a.m. to midnight weekdays and until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.  Late night menus run from 10 to 11:15 p.m. weekdays, midnight to 1:15 a.m. weekends.

The restaurant has seen steady growth since Tim Tobitsch and Megan Lindsey opened in 2004 in Trinity Cathedral Downtown. It's also is part of the first wave of the area's food trucks, having rolled out their mobile kitchen in 2010.

With a menu of all-beef dogs and wursts dressed in dozens of condiment combinations, Franktuary donates a percentage of profits to local and national charities.  The Lawrenceville location has expanded offerings to include salads, pierogies, meatballs, poutine and vegan-friendly desserts.

Perhaps better to save for a night visit a cocktail from an ambitious list of sour, sweet, strong and savory drinks for $10 each. These include the intense but quite interesting Holy Cow made with beef bouillon, caper berry, pepper and Boyd & Blair vodka.

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The Athens ($7) with feta, banana peppers and artichoke hearts.

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Potato, mushroom and sauerkraut pierogies are three for $5, six for $9.

Melissa McCart photos



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