In Boston's (actually Roxbury) Newmarket Square (used to be the loading docks for incoming trains many, many years ago, I'm told) there is hot dog trailer, except for the winter - " Speed's ". Speed is this wonderful, old character who makes one feel as though time has stood still (he's been making these dogs forever), & is a favorite of everyone who has heard about him. He claims has the hot dogs made especially for him (although I doubt that) - they are huge 1/2 pounders - boils them, then they're BBQ'd, & puts on an assortment of his "secret' sauces. Man, one is enough for two people - they are SO, so good. Lynne
I lived in Boston for 3 years, and never found this guy? Must be because I never made it over to Newmarket Sq. Actually, I lived in Quincy, then No.Attleboro, not Boston proper (that's pronounced "proppa", BTW). I didn't find Speed, but I did find Billy Budd's, just across the Fore River Bridge, tho. Larry J (lilboybrew)....."the fullest sandwich and the coldest beer in town"...Billy Budd...... On 1/14/07, Lynne Biziewski wrote: <Snip> -- "Having a positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it annoys enough people to make it worth the effort."
Well, even if you made your way over there, you might not find him - since he's in his mid 80's, rather than close up shop, he just opens for the good weather, & maybe just when he feels like opening. I found another interesting article about him herew/some of his history that I never read before. He's such an interesting character - really old school. People on Boston Chowhound are always writing about 'sightings' - those dogs are well loved! I love the fact that he's worked out of a truck all these years (trailer, or whatever you want to call it). In lovely Newmarket Square, no less. I think it's about the most industrial areas around, and in a part of Boston not exactly known for wealth! We are talking authentic food here. I LOVE finding hidden gems like this... Now I never heard of Billy Budds - googled it & I see why - I'm on the North Shore (you might remember how Boston divides the North & South Shores. Just too much trouble for people to drive through that crazy city, I guess). Does sound good, though, and if I ever get to North Weymouth, I'll have to give it a try. Lynne