I've never had the privilege of going to Speeds (too inconvenient for me) but I'm less than 5 minutes from Fred's Franks in Wakefield. He's closing up shop for the year on November 3rd so if you want your hot dog before springtime now's the time to get them.
I can't get up to Fred's often enough. Although I know he deserves to wend south (to all things there is a season, but I dream of Fred operating under a tent in a raging blizzard, providing a warm hospice of franks in february, warm delicious green egg perfection), I wish him health and happiness through the winter and a timely return to satisfy our dog cravings this spring.
What a great dog!