by Ann Hertzler
Hazel Heglar started her restaurant in Kure Beach and hired Dot. Hazel did some of everything in her own restaurant. Hazel’s restaurant opened the beginning of March and closed in November.
Dot was a waitress at Smitty’s Restaurant in the middle of the block on K Avenue in Kure Beach. Smitty’s was known for all its nice, fresh seafood. On Mondays they got cases of shrimp to peel. Dot never peeled so many shrimp in all her days. Hush puppies were made by hand; so was cole slaw – mixed with a little vinegar, a little sugar, a little mustard, mayonnaise, and carrots. Some people loved onion in it, but no sour cream stuff. Dot says the best slaw that’s not home made is Kentucky Fried Chicken and Smithfields.
Downtown Kure Beach 1965
Dot met Hazel, Dub Heglar’s wife, waitressing at Smitty’s. Hazel Heglar started her restaurant in Kure Beach and hired Dot. Read more …