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Is Speed's open today (any confirmations)??

Uncle Ian Apr 1, 2011 07:39 AM

I've celebrated several of the last Red Sox's Opening Days with a Speed's Dog on lap and radio in car. Its quite a hike from Metro West, but a man has his priorities. before I schlep into town, can anyone confirm he's open today (and not hibernating from the snow)??

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  1. Locutus RE: Uncle Ian Apr 1, 2011 07:46 AM

    Give him a call. His name is Grag

    (617) 839-0102 ‎

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      9lives RE: Locutus Apr 1, 2011 07:58 AM

      He's on my speed dial too..:) just got a recording from yesterday that he was open but nothing yet about today.

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        Uncle Ian RE: Locutus Apr 1, 2011 08:11 AM

        wonderful - thank you, will call him

      2. jgg13 RE: Uncle Ian Apr 1, 2011 08:12 AM

        It's been a while since we've seen these sorts of threads :)

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          observor RE: Uncle Ian Apr 26, 2011 01:45 PM

          speed's was closed for "renovations" according to his site, but was open yesterday. I had my first speed dog (chile and mustard) and while it was delicious, $8 is too much for a hot dog.

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            Jenny Ondioline RE: observor Apr 26, 2011 02:05 PM

            I've definitely heard that complaint, but I'm not sure it holds water. At $8, a Speed's dog costs the same or slightly less than a sandwich at, say, All-Star Sandwich Bar, or the Cubano at El Oriental and is at least as filling. Heck, it seems like most pub burgers these days START at $8 or $9 and go up from there!

            Now, if it were the size of an Oscar Mayer weiner in a JJ Nissen split roll, then yeah, $8 would be a travesty. But I consider it a comparative bargain in terms of quality.

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              MC Slim JB RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 26, 2011 02:27 PM

              I don't have a problem with the value at Speed's, either.


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                observor RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 26, 2011 02:31 PM

                I still disagree...a sandwich can be a more filling and vaired food item compared to a hot dog, and you usually get chips or fries with it...even if it is a good hot dog, it is still a hot dog...$8 is just too expensive...$6 would be a good price. I won't be getting it again, but if it was $6 dollars I would have a lot of them. Does anyone know what brand of hot dog that is?

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                  Bob MacAdoo RE: observor Apr 26, 2011 02:32 PM

                  Grote & Weigel.

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                    MC Slim JB RE: observor Apr 26, 2011 02:40 PM

                    I don't get chips there, and I often cannot finish that dog.


                  2. re: Jenny Ondioline
                    BostonZest RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 26, 2011 02:38 PM

                    Seems like a good deal to me. Compare it with was people from the "Nation" pay at fenway. And they don't get to have any fun chatting with Greg.

                    I stopped and brought home a speed dog and a grilled pastrami today. The two of us shared both as a feast for supper.


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                      Nab RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 27, 2011 09:27 AM

                      Snarfed the half-pound dogger at Tasty Burger the other day -- $8 -- sans fries* (they range from $8-12).

                      *Though I did order fries and was disappointed to see they've gone the way of the frite-fad now too

                      Tasty Burger
                      1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

                  3. C. Hamster RE: Uncle Ian Apr 27, 2011 06:21 AM

                    What time does Speeds open?

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                      Gabatta RE: C. Hamster Apr 27, 2011 06:27 AM


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                        C. Hamster RE: Gabatta Apr 27, 2011 06:38 AM

                        TNX a lot!

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                          Gordough RE: C. Hamster Apr 27, 2011 07:46 AM

                          anyone have an update on a possible Speeds brick and mortar location in the Fenway that was rumored several months back?

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                            MC Slim JB RE: Gordough Apr 27, 2011 08:59 AM

                            I heard/read somewhere (here, maybe?) that the Fenway location was in doubt.


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                              Allstonian RE: MC Slim JB Apr 27, 2011 10:29 AM

                              I think that came up in one of Devra First's recent chats.

                    2. L2k RE: Uncle Ian Apr 30, 2011 12:17 PM

                      Open today, and delicious as usual. Was supposed to be at an MIT event, but Cambridge wouldn't allow his cart across city lines.

                      Greg is doing the SOWA events, every other Sunday, starting tomorrow.

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