Dinner and a Movie

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM

There's a restaurant here in Charleston called Jack's Cosmic Dogs. They make the.best.hot.dogs. Unfortunately they closed the one closest to us and the one on James Island so we never go anymore. There's only the original location left in Mt. Pleasant. The other night Theo said he felt like eating a hot dog with blue cheese coleslaw and being the junk food junky that I am I said "YES!" and started looking for Jack's famous blue cheese coleslaw recipe online. Thank God for Pinterest because I found it. It was so easy to make. Jack usually tops his dogs with a sweet potato mustard which is phenomenal but we just used regular old ketchup and yellow mustard. He also only uses Pepperidge Farm buns and Boar's Head hot dogs. We just bought Oscar Meyer Selects Turkey Hotdogs and normal hotdog buns. For the slaw, I went the easy route and bought a bag of premade cabbage used for colslaw. It had the red and green cabbage and carrots already cut up.

Jack's Cosmic Dogs Blue Cheese Coleslaw
adapted from Jan Cooks


1 small head green cabbage, finely sliced
1/4 small head red cabbage, finely sliced
1 carrot, peeled and finely sliced
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
s&p to taste


Up to 2 hours before serving, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Cover and reserve at room temperature.

To assemble the "Jack's Way": spread a generous amount of sweet potato mustard on both sides of the inside of the bun. Top with the warm hot dog (Jack boils the dogs then grills them in butter) then add about 1/4 cup of the slaw.

We served ours with fresh green beans sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, you know to cancel out the fattening hotdogs.


I know this movie isn't going to be a crowd pleaser, I even debated posting about it but Theo convinced me too. Let me start off by saying this movie was scary as f*ck! Theo and I both love Jessica Chastain and both love scary movies so we figured we'd give Mama a shot. We watched it on Cinemax on Directv. It's about these little girls who go missing for years and end up being found by their uncle. He takes them in to raise them but they've been living in the wild for so long and they keep talking about "Mama" who took care of them. What you find out is Mama isn't a normal person and strange things start to happen around the house. I can't get the image of Mama out of my head! Just writing about it freaks me out! If you love scary movies this is a good one to watch. If you have to sleep with every light on in your house after watching a scary movie, then stay away from Mama. 

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  1. omg im so glad jack's is still open (one location anyways). i lived in charleston for a few months (7+ years ago!) and i went there with a friend - it was SO good!! :) :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I LOVE LOVE hotdogs! I am craving one right now (at 9am) thanks to this :) I might just be making this for dinner tonight. thanks for sharing!

  3. I most certainly will NOT be watching that movie...your review alone gave me chills!! Those hot dogs look amazing...is it weird that as soon as summer hits, all i want to eat are hot dogs haha!

  4. I still haven't been to Jack's Dogs! Next time I'm in CHS I'm changing that!

  5. Those hot dogs look so delicious! As for the movie, I'm a total wimp when it comes to scary movie so thanks for the heads up NOT to watch it, ha. : )

  6. Eekk I could NOT watch that movie, but that hot dog looks delicious!

  7. We are going to be in Charleston the end of the month and we will definitely have to try these hot dogs!!

  8. I LOVE hot dogs. I have never heard of blue cheese coleslaw, but it looks amazing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. I could not watch that movie...i don't think i would ever sleep again but dang girl i am going to be trying those hot dogs...YUM! Xx.

  10. Ohh I have a new movie to watch tonight!!

  11. YUM - those hot dogs! And you can't even taste the difference with turkey dogs which is amazing. That movie is way too disturbing for me I'm guessing. We started "American Horror Story" and are addicted - and terrified - with every episode.

  12. eeeek! I'm obsessed with all things scary (odd I know) and honestly though this movie looked cheesy at first but with your review I'll have to get it! ---ummm heck yes on that recipe too! We are headed to Charleston in May for a mini vacay and need to start looking up fun places!

  13. I'm putting Jacks on the list as a must visit next time we're in Charleston bc my husband will LOVE it. I used to like scary movies but over the past few years they've terrified me!! That preview was so scary I can't believe you watched it

  14. I love a "fancy hotdog!" Will have to try this one out :)

  15. This hotdog sounds delicious! Almost as good as a Chicago style dog ;) Haha we are 95% sure we are going to be spending our first anniversary in Charleston so I'm going to make a note of this place because we are hotdog freaks!

  16. George is always joking me about my love of hotdogs. Those look AMAZING. Also, your review of Mama freaked me out, so there's no way I could actually watch the movie.

  17. you are a braver girl than me! i couldnt sit through the preview of that movie!


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