There is a tasty new dog in town

Family business - Lawrie Terry, James and Harry Boshell with chef Garrod Van

Family business - Lawrie Terry, James and Harry Boshell with chef Garrod Van

First published in News

A COUPLE are bringing the gourmet taste of hot dogs to the seafront, after launching a new business.

Lawrie Terry, 28, and her partner James Boshell, 27, are throwing all their energy into their new family enterprise New York Hot Dogs, while having to cope with two-month-old baby daughter Olivia and son Harry, four.

The couple have just opened the new eaterie at the pier arches and are hoping to attract hordes to try their hot dogs.

Lawrie, 28, who is looking after the administration side of the business, said: “James has always wanted to open his own gourmet burger bar, but as there are a few places like that now, we decided to go for hot dogs. We get our hot dogs from Germany. We do other things like pulled pork and we do burgers, but everything is made fresh by our talented chef, Garrod Vann.”

The couple from Whitmore Way, Basildon, were happy to get a home on the seafront.

Lawrie added: “The seafront is great and that’s what drew us here. James loves New York, so we decided to go with that theme.

“It could have been difficult with a new baby, but it’s all been so exciting that it’s been OK.

“Harry has been excited about it all and has really taken to eating hot dogs now.

“We got some T-shirts made, including children’s ones, and Harry insists on wearing it whenever we go to the shop.”

For James, who has previously worked at Burger King, it is the realisation of a lifetime’s ambition.

He said: “The customers have been outstanding. It has been nice to see their reaction.

“We have had a few Americans in and they said it is the only time they had food close to that back home.”

By CHRISTINE SEXTON christine.sexton@nqe.com Our reporter tries a trio

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3:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Leighdweller says...

Good luck people, another good addition for the Seafront.
Good luck people, another good addition for the Seafront. Leighdweller
  • Score: 31

4:55pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Nice sign writing...
Nice sign writing... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 17

5:46pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

I only caught a glimps when driving by Looks fantastic can't wait to try a dog
Good luck and have a bright future
I only caught a glimps when driving by Looks fantastic can't wait to try a dog Good luck and have a bright future Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 15

6:45pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Lesley Jayne says...

Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so. Lesley Jayne
  • Score: -18

6:48pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

I hope he washes his hands after he's pulled his pork.....
I hope he washes his hands after he's pulled his pork..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

7:50pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Almeda11 says...

Lesley Jayne wrote:
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
l agree, more "junk" food, probably served with chips.
[quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.[/p][/quote]l agree, more "junk" food, probably served with chips. Almeda11
  • Score: -10

7:51pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Almeda11 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
I hope he washes his hands after he's pulled his pork.....
LOL, Funny !! to those with a sense of humour that is !!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: I hope he washes his hands after he's pulled his pork.....[/p][/quote]LOL, Funny !! to those with a sense of humour that is !! Almeda11
  • Score: 10

9:09pm Fri 20 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Looks good, I like the look of the place, does the chef swear ? could be a good marketing angle.
Looks good, I like the look of the place, does the chef swear ? could be a good marketing angle. CarnMountification
  • Score: -1

10:51pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

yes it caught my eye the other day so the signage is working, a change from the Norm in that parade, this place i would use, the other places just do not appeal and i have never been anywhere near any of them.
Good luck with it, i am sure it will grow even if that area is a bit seasonal.
yes it caught my eye the other day so the signage is working, a change from the Norm in that parade, this place i would use, the other places just do not appeal and i have never been anywhere near any of them. Good luck with it, i am sure it will grow even if that area is a bit seasonal. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 7

3:27am Sat 21 Jun 14

heartbeat says...

"Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda!
"Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda! heartbeat
  • Score: -16

1:43pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Pop0308 says...

Lesley Jayne wrote:
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.[/p][/quote]Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose. Pop0308
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Pop0308 says...

heartbeat wrote:
"Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda!
I think it was more of a 'joke' than a boast. You can't deny children a treat every now and then but it's typical of the British public to attack a young families parenting skills that way. Is everybody perfect? Macdonalds generation springs to mind
[quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: "Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda![/p][/quote]I think it was more of a 'joke' than a boast. You can't deny children a treat every now and then but it's typical of the British public to attack a young families parenting skills that way. Is everybody perfect? Macdonalds generation springs to mind Pop0308
  • Score: -2

2:03pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Pop0308 says...

Kim*Gandy wrote:
Looks a tad cheap, though probably good for that area, in my town my fav eatery is Ask, so apt, as so many people ask me for my autograph when I'm out on the town.
It's interesting that you would refer to a local independent business, with owners that have put there hear and sole into it as 'cheap' but ASK, the epitome if chain restaurants that you can find countrywide is your favourite restaurant?? Maybe you should try an authentic independent Italian who put love I to their food because it is thief own business and not owned by some head honcho who only cares for money? Just a thought :)
[quote][p][bold]Kim*Gandy[/bold] wrote: Looks a tad cheap, though probably good for that area, in my town my fav eatery is Ask, so apt, as so many people ask me for my autograph when I'm out on the town.[/p][/quote]It's interesting that you would refer to a local independent business, with owners that have put there hear and sole into it as 'cheap' but ASK, the epitome if chain restaurants that you can find countrywide is your favourite restaurant?? Maybe you should try an authentic independent Italian who put love I to their food because it is thief own business and not owned by some head honcho who only cares for money? Just a thought :) Pop0308
  • Score: 14

5:31pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Lesley Jayne says...

Pop0308 wrote:
Lesley Jayne wrote:
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose.
Yes its a fair comment, hot dogs, wherever they come from, are not gourmet food. Funny you should mention horses!
[quote][p][bold]Pop0308[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.[/p][/quote]Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose.[/p][/quote]Yes its a fair comment, hot dogs, wherever they come from, are not gourmet food. Funny you should mention horses! Lesley Jayne
  • Score: 4

8:54pm Sat 21 Jun 14

upthefront says...

Good luck with it guys.I walked past last and had to do a double take as it really stood out from all the other samey cafe's along there.I hope you do really well.
Good luck with it guys.I walked past last and had to do a double take as it really stood out from all the other samey cafe's along there.I hope you do really well. upthefront
  • Score: 10

10:30pm Sat 21 Jun 14

heartbeat says...

Pop0308 wrote:
heartbeat wrote:
"Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda!
I think it was more of a 'joke' than a boast. You can't deny children a treat every now and then but it's typical of the British public to attack a young families parenting skills that way. Is everybody perfect? Macdonalds generation springs to mind
Errr…that's kind of my point…many would not consider buying their children hot dogs to be a "treat" as many care too much about the younger generation's health to promote McDonald's and other burgers (also frequently made with ingredients of highly dubious origin). However, each to their own and I'm sure many of people you consider to be of the "McDonald's generation" will enjoy wolfing down hot-dogs too.
[quote][p][bold]Pop0308[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: "Harry has really taken to eating hot dogs now"…..I don't think that's a boast many parents of young children would be proud of if they knew what hot-dogs were made from. Healthy nutrition is obviously not high on the agenda![/p][/quote]I think it was more of a 'joke' than a boast. You can't deny children a treat every now and then but it's typical of the British public to attack a young families parenting skills that way. Is everybody perfect? Macdonalds generation springs to mind[/p][/quote]Errr…that's kind of my point…many would not consider buying their children hot dogs to be a "treat" as many care too much about the younger generation's health to promote McDonald's and other burgers (also frequently made with ingredients of highly dubious origin). However, each to their own and I'm sure many of people you consider to be of the "McDonald's generation" will enjoy wolfing down hot-dogs too. heartbeat
  • Score: -2

11:45am Sun 22 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

Lesley Jayne wrote:
Pop0308 wrote:
Lesley Jayne wrote:
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose.
Yes its a fair comment, hot dogs, wherever they come from, are not gourmet food. Funny you should mention horses!
nothing wrong with a bit of horse in a burger, or hot dog, as long as you get a fair price...... 2/1 15/1 5/8 EVENS
[quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pop0308[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.[/p][/quote]Having never tried the food before and the hot dogs that are sourced from Germany and not the rubbish you find in the supermarket/other cafés is this a fair comment? You can lead a horse to water, but you can make it drink I suppose.[/p][/quote]Yes its a fair comment, hot dogs, wherever they come from, are not gourmet food. Funny you should mention horses![/p][/quote]nothing wrong with a bit of horse in a burger, or hot dog, as long as you get a fair price...... 2/1 15/1 5/8 EVENS pembury53
  • Score: -4

3:29pm Sun 22 Jun 14

kellyjackson1988 says...

Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come.
As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.
Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come. As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them. kellyjackson1988
  • Score: 20

4:11pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

kellyjackson1988 wrote:
Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come.
As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]kellyjackson1988[/bold] wrote: Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come. As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.[/p][/quote]Well said. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

6:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Lesley Jayne says...

kellyjackson1988 wrote:
Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come.
As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.
Please read my post correctly. You are very confused. Have not said anything about parenting or that i do not like junk food. My only statement was that hotdogs are not gourmet food. For goodness sake get a grip. I await your apology!!
[quote][p][bold]kellyjackson1988[/bold] wrote: Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come. As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.[/p][/quote]Please read my post correctly. You are very confused. Have not said anything about parenting or that i do not like junk food. My only statement was that hotdogs are not gourmet food. For goodness sake get a grip. I await your apology!! Lesley Jayne
  • Score: -8

7:14pm Sun 22 Jun 14

kellyjackson1988 says...

You'll be waiting a while there Les, might wanna grab yourself a gourmet hot dog!
You'll be waiting a while there Les, might wanna grab yourself a gourmet hot dog! kellyjackson1988
  • Score: 5

7:24pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Lesley Jayne says...

kellyjackson1988 wrote:
You'll be waiting a while there Les, might wanna grab yourself a gourmet hot dog!
You really are very stupid, you obviously dont realise you are reading other peoples comments. Very sad and very boring.
[quote][p][bold]kellyjackson1988[/bold] wrote: You'll be waiting a while there Les, might wanna grab yourself a gourmet hot dog![/p][/quote]You really are very stupid, you obviously dont realise you are reading other peoples comments. Very sad and very boring. Lesley Jayne
  • Score: -12

8:41am Mon 23 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Lesley Jayne wrote:
kellyjackson1988 wrote:
Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come.
As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.
Please read my post correctly. You are very confused. Have not said anything about parenting or that i do not like junk food. My only statement was that hotdogs are not gourmet food. For goodness sake get a grip. I await your apology!!
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kellyjackson1988[/bold] wrote: Well Lesley Jayne, I guess you wouldn't know if hot dogs had a 'gourmet taste' seeing as you cannot bear the thought of trying 'junk food'. That will always be one of life's unsolved mysteries for you for years to come. As for judging peoples parenting skills based on a little boy saying he likes hotdogs, I'm glad that your children live on healthy fruit and vegetables 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and have never expressed favour towards anything regarded remotely unhealthy. Harry looks like a healthy, happy boy to me, and good on his parents or teaching him the value of hard work, hopefully he will grow up to follow in their footsteps and actually do something with his life rather than sit behind a computer screen writing hateful comments on a story about a young couple with two mouths to feed trying to make something of themselves and build a future out of hard work rather than relying on everything being handed to them.[/p][/quote]Please read my post correctly. You are very confused. Have not said anything about parenting or that i do not like junk food. My only statement was that hotdogs are not gourmet food. For goodness sake get a grip. I await your apology!![/p][/quote]Idiot sesibollox
  • Score: 13

10:59am Mon 23 Jun 14

shoess3 says...

Good on them, I look forward to trying it. I pity the kids of the parents who don't allow their children a treat once in a while. The human body requires a range of nutrients and food types; everything in moderation - including fruit and vegetables. Also, with the new additions to Adventure Island, this may well do trade throughout the year. Good luck!
Good on them, I look forward to trying it. I pity the kids of the parents who don't allow their children a treat once in a while. The human body requires a range of nutrients and food types; everything in moderation - including fruit and vegetables. Also, with the new additions to Adventure Island, this may well do trade throughout the year. Good luck! shoess3
  • Score: 5

7:39am Tue 24 Jun 14

Koalaears says...

I am extremely proud of my Cousin Lawrie and James so all the luck in the world to them with their family run business. So glad it's not a faceless chain such as Ask! For those too above themselves to face a hot dog, there are delicious chicken or beef burgers. I myself am vegetarian so I love the veggie burger and hot dog. You can just pop on for coffee or a milkshake. As for Harry taking to hotdogs, that's merely a joke. James is passionate about food and makes meals from scratch at home.I think for a child living on a wholesome diet the odd hot dog as a treat won't harm him... It's lovely to read all the positive quotes... Thanks guys for supporting my family :0)
I am extremely proud of my Cousin Lawrie and James so all the luck in the world to them with their family run business. So glad it's not a faceless chain such as Ask! For those too above themselves to face a hot dog, there are delicious chicken or beef burgers. I myself am vegetarian so I love the veggie burger and hot dog. You can just pop on for coffee or a milkshake. As for Harry taking to hotdogs, that's merely a joke. James is passionate about food and makes meals from scratch at home.I think for a child living on a wholesome diet the odd hot dog as a treat won't harm him... It's lovely to read all the positive quotes... Thanks guys for supporting my family :0) Koalaears
  • Score: 8

2:25pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Chubbiest Hobo says...

Lesley Jayne wrote:
Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.
This is just one of their options on their menu. At least they are trying to make a go of it and not sitting at home watching Jeremy Goddard or whatever, smoking dope and putting people down on newspaper forums!!
Good luck to them!
[quote][p][bold]Lesley Jayne[/bold] wrote: Do hot dogs have a gourmet taste. I dont think so.[/p][/quote]This is just one of their options on their menu. At least they are trying to make a go of it and not sitting at home watching Jeremy Goddard or whatever, smoking dope and putting people down on newspaper forums!! Good luck to them! Chubbiest Hobo
  • Score: 5

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