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Speeds dogs

Has anyone seen the wagon yet? I have been waiting for the spring, and craving a dog with chilli and mustard (a little onion too). When I had my last dog in the late fall they said they'd be back around St. Pats....anyone else craving a Speeds dog yet?

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  1. saw it on the highway last week heading to Boston. My guess is that they are open now.

    1. Funny you should mention. I have Friday off and was thinking about taking a drive to Newmarket to get a dog. Nice to hear I'm not the only one craving!

      1. I called to check. He's there. More info for the season here.

        http://www.bostonzest.com/2009/03/spe...

        Penny

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        1. re: BostonZest

          Hey Penny - your link doesn't work where you say "Here's my report on my first Speed's Hot dog.
          http://www.bostonzest.com/2008/10/spe... Getting a 404 message.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            Thanks Linda, I fixed it. It was good of you to let me know.

            Just made a date with my husband for the first Saturday open. He hasn't had a Speed Dog yet.

            1. re: BostonZest

              Nor have I. I've read about them for years here on CH. Methinks a vacation day on a REALLY nice Spring day is in order to make the trip! Although I wonder if Saturday would be less crowded without the usual business folk?

              1. re: LindaWhit

                Honestly, I think the most people I've ever seen at the truck on a weekday is maybe half a dozen. Although now that I think of it, I've never been there at noon, so there may be a lunch rush. But go midafternoon if you can and you'll be fine.

                1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                  Sounds good Barmy. I don't eat directly at noon anyway, so early mid-afternoon (1-1:30) works for me.

          2. re: BostonZest

            Do I take it from the photo that Speeds is bringing his own portable picnic tables?

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              Yeah, those showed up last summer. I miss eating it over the hood of the car.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                Barmy, I'm giving you a "Over The Hood Eaters" pass the the entire 2009 season.

                I had a Zipcar so I did use the tables.

                1. re: BostonZest

                  Actually, we're always in a Zipcar when we're at Speed's too. Hey, they just say you can't eat IN the car, they never said anything about ON the car!

          3. I brought my friend visiting from HK to Speeds on the 12th this month and she loved it. We got there at 3:30 p.m. and the guy was closing up after he sold us the dog.

            1. Wow...that's good to know. I usually show up around 1-2, and there's just a steady flow of people, but never more then a half dozen like Barmy said. It also takes about five minutes once you order to get your dog. Almost forgot the sauce...yum! What have you all had on your dogs?

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              1. re: steveA

                I'll go for the Speed's classic-- just the way he likes to make it is fine with me.

                1. re: steveA

                  "One with everything": relish, mustard, Speed's sauce (ketchup-like, but not quite ketchup), onions, no-bean beef chili.

                  http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    would that be a Buddha Dog?
                    (make me One with Everything?)

                    1. re: ScubaSteve

                      If it is possible to achieve satori through the medium of a hot dog, Speed's is the one.

                      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                      1. re: MC Slim JB

                        Then there's always the sound one makes while eating a Speed's dog...om om om om

                        1. re: Bob Dobalina

                          don't forget the noms, mister dobalina