Displaying items by tag: Kathy Kahl, Melissa Kahl, Saratoga Awesome Dogs

Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:23

Kathy Kahl

Kathy Kahl and her expectant daughter Melissa. Photo by Larry Goodwin. 

Q: How many years have you been open?

A: This is my fourteenth season. I could write a book about this place, “The Chronicles of a Hot Dog Cart.”

Q: Do you keep track of how many customers you serve?

A: A lot of locals, and in the summer time a lot of track people. There was nothing around here. Now they’ve got a trail, a metropolis over time…my daughters have been working with me since they were kids. Put them through college. Single mom. I usually don’t come out until April 1st, but I wanted to get an early start on it. Once the kids get out of school, and the track, I got lines out to the parking lot here. I make soup and chili at this time of year, plus the hot dogs. My daughter does fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Q: How do you view the city’s changes in general?

A: I lived here all my life; I’ve seen the growth. It’s nice. I used to take the business to Florida (in 2009, when the economy went bad) and brought things back. I like it because there’s growth here. I don’t like the ways they design these buildings. People live in there, saying the rent’s so crazy high.

Q: Do you like feeding people?

A: I love it. I love to be outside and cook. I’m up in the morning at four making meat sauce, all that kind of stuff. Salads. It’s all wood-fired…it’s a wood-fired smoker.

Q: Where do you get the firewood?

A: I’ve got a friend that brings it to me, oak and cherry wood…I’m just looking for a good season. Both of my daughters are pregnant, due two days apart. Great kids.

Q: Do you like the idea of being a grandmother?

A: I think I’m still in shock about it. I guess I’m looking forward to it. They’ll be spoiled. They’ll be running their own lemonade stand, hopefully in another few years.” 

Published in Neighborhood Buzz

Saratoga Springs Politics

Blotter

  • Saratoga Police Ryan Folts, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 15 with DWI, and aggravated DWI.  Antonia Dean, 30, of Hudson Falls, was charged Jan. 15 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  Cody Design, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charrged Jan. 15 with resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.  Julie Stewart, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with petit larceny.  Robert Loya, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no motor vehicle license, and traffic device violation.  Tyler Bennett, 26, of Wilton, was charged Jan. 13 with DWI, and failure to…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Briarwood Brooks Development LLC sold property at 14 America Way to Hootman LLC for $70,000 Briarwood Brooks Development LLC sold property at 12 America Way to Hootman LLC for $70,000 Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property at 4 Stablegate Dr to William Venezio for $700,000 Brookview Court Inc sold property at 70 Arcadia Way to Timothy Wright for $330,607 MALTA Robert Bissonette sold property at 440 Maple Ave to Maureen Fitch for $470,000 Keith Cieslionski sold property at 140 Squashville Rd to Mary Donnellan for $225,000 MOREAU Michaels Group Homes LLC sold property at 36 Winterberry Lane to…