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Update: Speed's is here

Alcachofa May 9, 2007 10:38 AM

That is all. :o)


OK a little more info: he appears to have a new apprentice. New to me, anyway.

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    twentyoystahs RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 10:57 AM

    Is he a young(ish) african american guy, perhaps in late 30s? If so, that's the same guy from last yr.

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      Alcachofa RE: twentyoystahs May 9, 2007 11:07 AM


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        coffee1004 RE: twentyoystahs May 10, 2007 08:22 PM

        I went to Speed's today (Thurday) for lunch. It was not Larry who was working today. Their names were Greg and Nancy. They seem nice. Greg said that he worked for Speed's toward the end of last year. Speed is clearly the boss of entire operation. They will be there Tu-Fri, except tomorrow. They said they have some function to attend tomorrow.

        It was very good, something I really missed for past 6 months!

        Remember that he will not be there this Friday!!!

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        Bostonbob3 RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 11:00 AM

        Good God, And I'd actually lost a few pounds lately.

        Oh well.

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          hiddenboston RE: Bostonbob3 May 9, 2007 11:14 AM

          Roughly what hours is he there? He's in Newmarket Square, right?

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            Infomaniac RE: hiddenboston May 9, 2007 11:22 AM

            depending on the weather, usually Tuesday - Friday from 11 to around 3

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              hiddenboston RE: Infomaniac May 9, 2007 11:37 AM

              Doh. ;-/

        2. Bob MacAdoo RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 01:28 PM

          Spring is officially here.

          1. gini RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 01:36 PM


            Please tell me - how was the dog? Drooling over here.

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              Alcachofa RE: gini May 9, 2007 02:30 PM

              Big, juicy, and a little bit messy. ;-)

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                bachslunch RE: gini May 10, 2007 02:15 PM

                What Alcachofa said. :-) Got one today with special sauce, relish, and onions, and it was the best dog I've ever had. Ever, bar none.

                Speed was sitting to the side keeping an eye on things, so I got to chat with him while I munched. Real nice guy, too.

              2. Bob Dobalina RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 01:58 PM

                Has anyone ever tried walking over from the Andrew Sq. station on the red line?

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                  highnoon RE: Bob Dobalina May 9, 2007 02:10 PM

                  No, but it might be quicker from the Silver Line at Mass and Washington.
                  There's also a bus that runs down Mass Ave.
                  Wonder how far you have to walk to burn off a Speed Dog?

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                    Joanie RE: highnoon May 10, 2007 04:30 AM

                    I recommend walking down to Harrison Ave. to the little cafe on the first or second block for their delicious cookies. Can't think of the name of the place, nice guy and good baked goods.

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                      ahipoke RE: Joanie May 11, 2007 04:25 AM

                      David at Christopher's Cafe - I agree, he has some scrumptious scones, cookies, brownies at a reasonable price and great attitude.

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                    Aromatherapy RE: Bob Dobalina May 9, 2007 02:21 PM

                    Yes, it's not bad. Can't remember details but it was easy.

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                      9lives RE: Bob Dobalina May 9, 2007 02:22 PM

                      it's appx .64 miles.

                      Just go over the xpway and past South Bay..on Southhampton St..Newmarket is just beyond there.

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                        9lives RE: 9lives May 10, 2007 01:43 PM

                        8 minute walk today

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                          Bob Dobalina RE: 9lives May 10, 2007 01:52 PM

                          Cool...thanks! Definitely doable on the lunch hour and a half...

                          Although you were totally speed-walking to Speed's. .64 mile @ 8 min = 12.5 min mile = about how fast I jog.

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                            gregleck RE: Bob Dobalina May 13, 2007 04:56 PM

                            <<Wonder how far you have to walk to burn off a Speed Dog?>>

                            At least three miles is my guess, if it's 300 Calories. Haven't been to Boston since 1982, but will be there next week and I would like to check this out! Where exactly is Newmarket Square?

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                              highnoon RE: gregleck May 13, 2007 07:37 PM

                              Wow. 300 is a bargain. Sounds like the fat-free yogurt scam on Seinfeld, but I digress.
                              Newmarket Sq is off Mass Ave to the left after passing Boston Medical Center driving south out of the city.

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                                twentyoystahs RE: gregleck May 14, 2007 08:45 AM

                                Who said a Speeds Dog is 300 calories?? No freakin way. A regular sized Oscar Meyer beef hot dog is 240 calories...and that's without ANY toppings. A Speed's all beef dog is at least the size of 2 regular size dogs...probably bigger. Then you've got the delicious toppings he puts on....I'm thinking a Speed's Dog is more along the lines of 700 calories (and don't even ask how many grams of fat!)
                                In my opinion, it's totally worth it, but you definitely don't want to be counting calories or fat grams when eating a Speed's Dog.

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                                  gregleck RE: twentyoystahs May 14, 2007 09:14 AM

                                  <<Who said a Speeds Dog is 300 calories?? >>

                                  That was me. Just a wild a** guess on my part because I have never had one - hopefully I will when I arrive in Boston at the end of the week. I do know, however, that you have to walk about a mile to burn up 100 Calories - so perhaps you'd have to walk eight or nine miles? I have walked 100 kilometers (62 miles) in one day on several occasions - each time I lost two pounds.

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                        buffet king RE: Alcachofa May 9, 2007 02:16 PM

                        I'm happy to hear that Speed's is open for the season! I have to try my first and maybe second Speed dog depending on how full I get. Thanks for the update.

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                          catsmeow RE: buffet king May 9, 2007 05:12 PM

                          I got there at 3:20 today and his apprentice said they'd just run out but would be back tomorrow.

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