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Topic: OT Re: +good saurkraut & dogs (3 msgs / 53 lines)
1) From: Lynne Biziewski
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

2) From: Larry Johnson
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:
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3) From: Lynne Biziewski
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


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