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Jul 12, 2007 04:10 AM

New hot dog stand in Harvard Sq.

Emma's Pizza fans will remember Dave and Wendy, the owners who moved Emma's from Huron Village to Kendall and later sold it to the current owner.

Well, I just talked to Dave and he is opening a hot dog stand near the pit/Out of Town news in Harvard Square this coming Monday-- July 16. This should be worth checking out--

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    1. anyone know the name? Exact address?

      Related - wondering if anything is going into the old Greenhouse location.

      1. re: edgrimley

        Would be interested in learning the type of dogs they'll use. Kayem? Pearl? All-beef? Pork/beef?

        1. re: edgrimley

          If it's next to The Pit and Out of Town News, I believe the address is Zero Harvard Square.

          1. re: edgrimley

            I believe the hot dog stand's name will be Cub's? Or Cubby's maybe? Dave is a tall, thinnish guy with a friendly face and gray beard. Don't know the particulars on types of dogs, but my guess is it'll be high quality.

            The Greenhouse space, as of last weekend, didn't even look like anyone had swung a hammer in it. Cold cases are gone, but no renovation as of yet.

        2. I hope it's good. I work between Harvard and Porter Squares and would love another quick lunch option that was grab and go for days when I need to eat at my desk.

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          1. re: kallis33

            I hope they're grilled not steamed.

            1. re: Joanie

              Pray tell, first they have a Chicago-style dog? (please, oh please......)

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            1. Is this guy now in Porter Square? Recently tried a dog from someone with an elaborate stand just outside the subway stop, and it was nothing special: steamed standard limp frank with no snap on a plain roll fished out of the bag. The major plus: he did have sauerkraut, relish, and onion available for the garnishing as well as brown mustard, yellow mustard, and ketchup in squeeze bottles. I'm not getting the allure here -- can anyone advise?

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              1. re: bachslunch

                Don't have time to search prior posts, but I thought the guy who was going to open in Harvard had a little grill on the cart, where he finished the dogs after marinating (and boiling?) in cider? Sounds like not the same guy or with the permitting problems, maybe he had to eliminate the grill?

                1. re: Bob Dobalina

                  That must be him -- he's got the little grill on the side of his cart. I guess maybe I should be asking him to grill the dog and bun before serving it; unfortunately, the dog I had wasn't marinated either.