07 July 2007

Lucky Sevens: Cafe de Wheels

This is the first in a monthly series I'm starting here called Lucky Sevens, that will appear on the seventh of each month. It will consist of some facts or trivia about Australia, along with a question for you to answer. First to give the correct answer in the comments wins. I'll add a Lucky Sevens scoreboard to the sidebar to keep track of all winners. I'm also going to go back through my archives and add winners to some questions I've had previously, so nobody misses out.

Harry's Cafe de Wheels is a pie stand in Sydney that has got to be the best place to eat for under seven dollars. The pies are hot, made from quality ingredients, and are great on cold, windy day. I recommend the cheese and bacon pie, with cheese sauce on top.

Harry's opened in 1945 as a food service cart in Woolloomooloo near the harbour. As the story goes, city regulations required that mobile food carts had to move a minimum of 12 inches each so, so Harry's was nudged back and forth each day to comply with the mandate. Since then, three other locations have opened, including on in Haymarket, which I frequent.

Any Amazing Race fans? Harry's was also featured there in 2002 as a Fast Forward where racers had to eat pies. Heather talks about going on the show, and while I am not interested, that is one task I could handle.

Lucky Sevens question: Shouldn't be too hard. Who is the man eating a pie from Harry's in the above picture?


Anonymous said...

I believe that would be Colonel Sanders of KFC fame. I also looked up some info on this "establishment," and it's name changed for awhile to Cafe de Axles because the wheels were stolen!


Chris said...

That's a winner.

Went down to the original Harry's yesterday for the first time. Many other pictures of celebs eating there.

Anonymous said...


Just wanted to let you know that I am working with 2 Austrailians these 2 weeks of English Intensive Camp. They are great guys and last night we visited the sauna together. It was an amazing experience. Do you use the word "straightaway" very much? Or "yous guys?" They are Russian speaking Austrailians who live in Sydney. Also, I appreciate the comment left on my blog and hope to address it soon.


Trinity said...

is it really colonel sanders? i thought it was harry caray.

Chris said...

Thanks for the comment, Clint. It has prompted me to think about Aussie words that I have/have not adopted. Think I'll cover it in a post soon.
Jonathan-Yep, that's the Colonel.

heather said...

my favorite word is heaps