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Review of Johnny's hotdog stand in Mt. Pleasant, SC


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Review of Johnny's hotdog stand in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Low Country Jon | Feb 2, 2006 06:31 PM

I know a couple of the SC hounds had asked about this place, so I visited for lunch today. This husband and wife operation reallly knows how to work together. Place your order with "Johnny" at the walk-up window, and his wife will put it together in just a couple of minutes. Now to the dogs. They are piping hot all-beef dogs with just the right amount of snap to them, served in large, moist steamed buns that held up to a heavy load of condiments (on a side note, I swore off nearby Jack's Cosmic Dogs after my last dog there collapsed on the first bite). Now for the condiments, and there's a vast array including three kinds of mustard and three kinds of peppers. I ordered one with mustard, ketchup, onions, chile, cheese, and slaw and another with vidalia onion sauce, chile, cheese, and banana pepper rings. The chile is homemade and meaty with a bit of lingering heat. The cheese is actually a gooey sauce with quite a bit of flavor, which works reallly well with the chile, but not so well with the slaw. I know putting cheese on a chile and slaw dog is heresy to some, but I usually like the combo. In this case, the cheese sort of overwhelmed the slaw. The slaw, though homemade, didn't seem to stand out much. Perhaps that's because it's not as sweet as I like it, and perhaps it's because the dogs are so fresh and hot that the slaw had just sort of melted in by the time I started eating. Overall, that's a minor complaint. I highly recommend this place to all area hot dog hounds. Some of the freshest dogs I've ever had.

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