Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Charleston Area Hot Dog Joints - Hilltop Market

At the top of Central Avenue in South Charleston is a unique little convenience store/restaurant. The uniqueness stems from the restaurant side of the business which offers ready-made dinners for on-the-go families to stop and pick up on the way home. At $6.00 a plate it is very affordable. No choices, whatever they cook is what you get and when it's gone, it's gone. Just like Mom's.

At lunch time they offer some basics, among them being hot dogs. Everything means ketchup, mustard, chili, slaw and - get this - relish! What is this, Pittsburgh? Obviously I had mine without relish and since I was custom ordering I also had them leave off the ketchup.

The hot dog was fair. Chili was good although a little chunky, slaw was the mediocre factory made stuff (here's a hint to those of you who insist on using this stuff: put in a food processor and get the chunks down to a manageable size!). The buns were steamed and the dogs were wrapped in aluminum foil which preserved the softness nicely.

Overall a nice little neighborhood place with decent dogs. If I lived closer I might try their take home dinner fare. If anyone has tried it let me know.

1 comment:

trueme said...

too bad their service and the owners aren't as good as their medocar hot dogs. I wouldn't send service their way based on poor attitud, because if their food is a reflection of their attitud than it is p_ss poor.