West Ashley diner The Mason Jar upholds their reputation, this week, as a destination for traditional Southern recipes in the Lowcountry. City Paper critic Allston McCrady digs into country classics in her latest review.
While she enjoys the crab cakes, pork rinds, and mac n' cheese, an entire paragraph is dedicated to the usually lowly tube-meat-on-bun menu item:
If you're hungry, really hungry, try The Hog Dog ($7.99). The menu description may sound daunting (a hot dog with crumbled bacon, covered in pulled pork, and topped with slaw), but think of it as a bunch of sides that will party together in your stomach anyway and just go for it. Take a big old bite. The result? Surprisingly sublime. The sweet crunch of fresh cole slaw counters the soft, smoky pulled pork and other unctuous piggy derivatives, all cushioned in a bun.