I first learned about Harry’s Hots through Social Media. Of course as soon as we had an opportunity we wanted to check it out. They are located at Presqu’ile Parkway, on the way to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. When you step out of your car you will meet Kathy, George and Harry.
Harry, whom the stand is named after, is Kathy’s father. He’s ‘retired’ but keeps himself active and in shape by working.
Because of cancer in 2007 George lost his vocal cords and talks with the help of a microphone. He also lost his ability to smell and to breathe the ‘normal’ way. He gained the intensity with which he perceives tastes and flavors and he gained a new appreciation for the ability to speak.
At first when I met George I was concerned about understanding him and hurting his feelings with asking him to repeat himself. Now that I have met him a few times I know better. He’s pretty easy to understand but also George is a realist and understands that people won’t always understand him. Asking him to repeat himself is no problem. He wants to have conversations with people. Kathy says that he used to be a very quiet person, now he likes to talk.
Before the operation George was a mechanic. The doctors warned him there was a good chance he would never work again, but George had different plans. When nobody would hire him in a job he liked, they ventured out on their own and started a lawn maintenance business. A few years ago they added Harry’s Hots.
Recently they have had a few phone calls from the Toronto area asking them to participate in events. They are proud that word-of-mouth has gotten them noticed that far away.
Harry’s Hots at Presqu’ile Parkway is evolving into a local meeting place. Kathy mentioned they are hoping to diversify their current menu soon.
In this case it is open YOUR door to socialize outdoors while Harry’s Hots provides delicious hot dogs and sausage. Drop by and check it out.