Wednesday, July 12, 2006

2006 Weenie Awards - The Weeniest Weenies

The Swiftwater Cafe wins 2006 Weenie Award for Charleston's Best Weenie!

According to Teddy Queen, owner of The Swiftwater Cafe, using premium Boar's Head Franks for his restaurant's hot dogs was the best decision he ever made. I will add my AMEN on behalf of Charleston's hot dog eating public. This is by far the best weenie in town, and therefore garners the 2006 Weenie Award for the Best Weenie in Charleston.

When Swiftwater first opened they had a "standard" weenie and offered the Boar's Head frank as an upgrade but a while back Teddy decided to use the better weenie exclusively. As a small, family-owned business he says he always strives for the best in quality and service. Anyone who has visited Swiftwater can vouch for the friendliness of the staff, and while I have only had their hot dogs I have heard they have great barbecue and other sandwiches. The huge throng waiting outside the doors to get in at lunch time adds to the evidence that this is a great downtown lunch spot. "Every day people still tell us they didn't know we were here," says Teddy. Well, Teddy, now that you are an official Weenie Award Winner maybe the downtown WVHD legions will get the word out to everyone.

Congratulations and good luck!


The Film Geek said...

Where is this, exactly? I'm in Charleston a couple days a week, but still not that familiar with downtown. I'd like to try it out.

primalscreamx said...

Yeah.. been meaning to give that place a try, tried once, but I don't usually carry cash and they don't take ATM cards. I'll stop in this week.

Stanton said...

Swiftwater is locate in the 405 Capitol Street building on the Washington Street Side. If that doesn't make sense to you, it's on the block between Kinkos and Park Place Cinema.

Yeah, I wish they'd take plastic too. Most vendors, if they knew how easy and convenient credit/debit cards are to accept, would. Swipe the card and the money is in your bank! No counting change wrong, no theft, no bounced checks. No brainer!