Casey’s Corner: home of baseball memorabilia, intermittent ragtime jazz performances, and, of course, our go-to Disney hot dogs.
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It’s a familiar stop for most visitors to the Magic Kingdom. For some, it is a must-stop, the craving for salty dog and cushiony bun too strong to resist (and who needs to resist while on vacation?).
We first told you about Casey’s new plans for a rotating menu of featured dogs a few weeks ago. Now, we’re back with a review of this month’s specialty: the Mac and Cheese Hot Dog.
This specialty doggy can be found in numerous places around Disney World from time to time. We’ll never forget when we first spotted it, toting Truffle Oil, way back in 2012 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since then, we’ve also found it at Animal Kingdom’s Restaurantosaurus and Friar’s Nook in Magic Kingdom; and a Mac and Cheese Burger was spotted at Epcot’s Electric Umbrella.
And we have to say that in so many ways, this particular one is a recipe for addiction: Casey’s famous hot dog smothered in mac and cheese and sprinkled with a healthy dose of bacon? That’s gotta be the epitome, right?
Did we mention the healthy dose of bacon? This dog sports plenty.
Under that bacon we found a heaping pile of ooey, gooey, cheesy elbow mac goodness. The mac on these dogs can vary depending on the batch, apparently. We’ve seen dryer mac than this, but it was super gooey on our visit to Casey’s.
But, friends, don’t forget the fork. This one requires serious utensils and napkinage.
This is partially due to the abundance of delicious toppings, but also due in part to the roll. The regular size Mac and Cheese Dog, which we tried, is served on a potato roll, and it simply wasn’t a match for the weight of all that mac and cheese.
The Mac and Cheese Hot Dog is available in a foot-long version as well, which is served on a traditional roll. We preferred the potato roll, which has a slight sweetness that balanced out the saltiness of the other components.
The regular Mac and Cheese Hot Dog meal comes with a generous serving of fries, plated separately. Note that Casey’s fries are getting skinnier and skinnier — think McDonald’s — than you’ll find at several other Counter Service spots. (This is also the case at Yak and Yeti Counter Service in Animal Kingdom.)
The only drawback of the Mac and Cheese Hot Dog is that all of those rich toppings make it almost too much for one person to enjoy. At $10.79 for the regular meal and $12.99 for the foot-long version, this one could easily be shared. (But we have faith in you.)
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Are you as excited as we are to see what Casey’s will come up with on their rotating menu? Let us know in the comments!