Poppa’s Hot Dogs
510 River Hwy., #15A, Mooresville
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
On Monday nights, TV crews set up cameras, lights, and microphones to film Live from Poppa’s: The Race Review, a review of the week in NASCAR. The show airs on Wednesday nights. The rest of the week, the small restaurant that’s sandwiched into a nondescript strip mall serves up hot dog ($1.75–5.25).
The Carolina Dog is a house specialty: a hot dog dressed with mustard, meat-sauce chili, coleslaw, and onions. Judging by the photos on the walls, some of their best customers are NASCAR drivers.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition