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Mar 19, 2010 10:28 AM

Speed's open tomorrow

I know it doesn't have the same "cachet" nowadays, but for those of you who can't make it for a Speed dog during the week, Gregg will be open this Saturday from 10-3.

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  1. Oh, it's got cachet, baby! It's got cachet up the yin-yang!

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    1. re: nsenada


      I just meant since Gregg has more regular hours and finding him there isn't as serendipitous an event!

      I'm tempted to try the pastrami but since I'm still a Speeds newbie feel it's better to stick to the classic dog for the next few times.

      1. re: mtm7654

        I have gone there with the best of intentions to order the pastrami, either by itself, or as an "appetizer," but haven't done it yet - I just gotta have the dog. With the nice weather upon us, and my cholesterol test safely behind me, I think the time has come...

        1. re: nsenada

          Damn the cholesterol! Park the car near Home Depot and walk over. That should burn a few calories.........

          1. re: nsenada

            Ahem. It was YOU who convinced me that pastrami is good for ones health. Please tell me you still believe.

            1. re: Nab

              It was the dog that kept me away until I got the OK on the blood test (who knows what goes into those things?) I couldn't trust myself to just order the healthy pastrami. Also kept me away from La Grassa's (sob). Oh, God, I convinced myself I liked Sebastian's. But I'm back, and ready to make up for lost time...

      2. I don't know about "cachet", but I still think Speed's has cachet. Bring a friend, split one pastrami and one dog.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Great minds think alike..:)

          I liked the Speed's pastrami but prefer the LaGrassa version. Glad I tried it but I'll stick to the dog; but do give it a shot.

          1. re: 9lives

            Finally had the pastrami - I scarfed down my dog and stared at the remains of a friend's pastrami until it somehow wound up in my possession. That sandwich has great potential, and the meat was amazing, but I think it needs (gasp) the chili, or maybe coleslaw on it to make it perfect. Just the sweet sauce and mustard didn't quite do it. What I loved was the char on the pastrami, the fact that it was nice n' fatty, and that the smoke flavor cut down on the pastrami flavor, making it more like regular brisket.

            1. re: nsenada

              P.S. - they're open on Memorial Day.

        2. Anyone know if speed is open sundays?

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          1. re: ac106

            Sorry, no Sunday hours. I just checked the site and current hours are Mon-Wed 9-4; Thurs-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4. Light rain and snow okay; no heavy downpours. hours seem to be a lot more predictable now. He does, however, also state "unless we runout".

            1. re: Pegmeister

              Almost forgot, he's also selling the special sauce by the jar. Has anyone purchased it?

              1. re: Pegmeister

                He said he will not be open on Saturday's in August. The new schedule on his white board will run til Oct. 15th.

              2. re: ac106

                Just a note on Saturdays. The website does indeed say 9-4, but I found out the hardway yesterday it's actually 10. Of course you've got to be pretty hardup (which I generally am) to want one at 9!

                1. re: RVT

                  hahahaha - definition of a true chowhound: arriving at Speed's at 9 am for a Speed-dog!

              3. So Saturday was a similar experience to my first Speed visit-warm and windy. Brought a friend and her dog for their first visit and we both got a dog all the way. Gregg came out and gave her dog some pastrami so he didn't feel left out-lucky dog! My friend loved the dog but told Gregg that she could eat the sauce by itself!

                1. I went to Speeds on Satruday around noon and had (as usual) a great hot dog. I think, however, that Greg has changed the brand of the hot dog.

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                    1. re: Delhiwala

                      Ezra "Speed" Anderson's brand was always Pearl. Greg changed brands two summers ago to Grote & Weigel, not long after he took bought the original Speed out. Gave me quite a bad moment on hearing the news, but I like the new dog just fine.


                      1. re: MC Slim JB

                        wow, two summers ago?
                        the days drag and the years fly...