Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept-Oct 2023

75 | | mother, siblings and children all being Gamecocks as well, it’s an undeniable fact that this family is all in on USC. Smith’s tailgate setup is traditional and tasteful. It features the classic tailgate tent, camping chairs, a TV and a table full of delectable foods to make sure everyone gets their fill. One dish that this tailgate boasts is a coveted family recipe, “Carolina Tailgatin’ Chili Dogs.” This dish is an heirloom of sorts that has been passed down in the family and is now made by Smith’s sister-in-law Nancy. The secret to these chili dogs is to wrap each one as they are made so it’s piping hot by the time the festivities begin. Nancy offers advice on these by saying, “It’s nice to bring some plain dogs for the ones that prefer them plain. Either way, if it’s a plain hot dog or a chili dog, when wrapped in foil and stored in a cooler to keep hot you cannot fail!” food Girardeau family enjoying their tailgate. A bird’s-eye view look at “All in Avenue.” Photo courtesy of Kim Gray. Photo courtesy of Virginia Girardeau Smith. Blonding experts • Extension specialists • Master Colorists • Airbrush Makeup With nationally recognized artists and educators on our team, we are the goto salon for great hair and service. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 12 YEARS AND TWO LOCATIONS Due to demand we have expanded- new client appointments available. Book for a free gift on new client services through 2023. Visit to book your appointment, today! Mt. Pleasant 1909 N Hwy 17 843.216.7181 Charleston 2875 Ashley River Rd. 843.571.1945 Voted Best and One of the Best Many Years in a Row!