Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

63 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM www. Bes tOfMP. com | www. Bes tOfMP. Vi deo | www. Bes tOfMPpodcas t . com BEST HOT DOG Why is Jack’s Cosmic Dogs the hot dog king of Mount Pleasant? Maybe it’s because they offer 14 different takes on the humble hot dog. Maybe it’s their bevy of french fry toppings, or the collection of soft-serve treats. Maybe you’ll have to go to find out. Other Nominees: Johnny’s Hot Dogs / Skoogies Chicago Style Deli BEST ICE CREAM The 36 ice cream flavors might be the reason you step into Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream& Sandwich Café, but the drool-worthy selection of splits and sundaes is the reason you come back to this Lowcountry staple again and again. Other Nominees: Izzy’s Scoops & Sweets / Marble Slab Creamery BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT The coastal Italian fare at SAVI Cucina +Wine Bar highlights local seafood with dishes like linguine con vongole featuring local clams and Carolina blue crab pappardelle. House-made pastas and an extensive wine list win them top honors with our readers. Other Nominees: Bricco Bracco / Cuoco Pazzo BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Wood-fired Neapolitanstyle pizza is on the menu at Coastal Crust, from just cheese to pepperoni, meatball and more and kids are always welcome. Got multiple friends or family members to feed? Rent their event space. It can handle 40! Other Nominees: Steel City Pizza Company / Dog & Duck Food & Spirits BEST MAC‘N’ CHEESE Crave Kitchen & Cocktails, according to Esquire magazine, has “The Most Life-Changing Mac ‘N’ Cheese in America,” and locals apparently agree. This fivetime winner of the Charleston Mac Off combines 10-year cave-aged sharp cheddar, imported parmigiano and hand-made mozzarella with Italian cavatappi pasta for a truly decadent dish. Other Nominees: Home Team BBQ / Melvin’s BBQ BEST MARGARITA There’s a good reason why “& Tequila Bar” is part of SOL’s name — they stock more brands of the spirit than you can shake a worm at. And all of their tasty variations on their base margarita share the same hand-crafted, no-bottled-mixes delectability. Other Nominees: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina / Viva Tacos & Tequila BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT Guadalajara Bar & Grill bills itself as the “Best Gourmet Mexican Restaurant in Mount Pleasant” — and so do you! Big appetite or small, with a menu that ranges from burritos to tacos, fajitas and more, you just can’t go wrong. Other Nominees: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina / Santi’s BEST PIZZA With an eclectic, artsy atmosphere, plentiful outdoor seating and a large selection of beers on tap, Mellow Mushroom is the perfect place to let your inner hippie flag fly while enjoying a wood-fired pizza. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options mean there’s something for everyone. Other Nominees: Coastal Crust / Migliori’s Pizzeria