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Beachowolfe Jul 9, 2011 09:12 PM

What happened?

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    Jenny Ondioline Jul 9, 2011 09:19 PM

    Any more detail than this?

    Gregg quite often does other things on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. He sets up at the SoWa Market on Sundays, for example.

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      ac106 Jul 9, 2011 09:54 PM

      Think he was gone all week.checked today and Thursday also

    2. MC Slim JB Jul 9, 2011 10:10 PM

      Drove by the Newmarket location about a week ago about 3pm and saw the trailer there, but unattended. En vacaciones, maybe?

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        chuck s Jul 10, 2011 02:53 AM

        I went about a month ago, samething. I called the number on his website and he returned the call. He told me that he had to attend to some personal business. Maybe the same thing has happened.

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          cubbie Jul 10, 2011 08:32 AM

          The last two times I went during his posted hours, he wasn't there.

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        gooch Jul 10, 2011 05:27 PM

        He tweeted on July 4th that he was closing and would be back around July 13th.

        1. Alcachofa Jul 10, 2011 06:04 PM

          It's been too hot to grill in that truck!!!!

          (just a guess)

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            dalecruse Jul 14, 2011 07:23 AM

            Well, the website does say to always call before arriving. The owner has actually invited me into the truck to see what it's like on a hot day & I can tell you he's sweating buckets! On some days, even when the temperature is manageable, if it's too windy, it blows all the stuff on the ground in Newmarket Square at him. He closes on those days too. I'm optimistic Speed's will be back soon.

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              typhoonfish Jul 14, 2011 07:30 AM

              The thought of hotdogs and Greg sweating is disturbing

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                jgg13 Jul 14, 2011 07:54 AM

                He posted the following on twitter yesterday:

                Hi Speed Fans: Reopen Sunday at SO-WA 10-4 and at our normal location starting Monday 9:30-4. HAVE A GREAT DOGGIE WEEK SEE YOU ALL THEN

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                  hiddenboston Jul 14, 2011 08:10 AM

                  A great doggie week? All righty, then...

              2. threedogs Jul 19, 2011 11:03 AM

                Spotted the Speed cart at the South End Open Market on Sunday (I'm dieting so I could NOT indulge, sad to say).

                http://www.sowaopenmarket.com/

                Should have asked if he's going to be there every Sunday, but man, it was HOT... didn't even think of it until later (while relaxing in a/c).

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                  bella_sarda Jul 24, 2011 02:33 PM

                  Speed's was at SoWa market again today. This gave me my very first opportunity to try one. I was shocked that many of the other food trucks there had long lines, while Speed's hardly had any lines. He recommended "loaded" of course, but being somewhat of a purist and not knowing one risks punishment for doing so, I went with just mustard and relish. My husband went for loaded, however. After seeing how messy my husband's dog was, and how soggy the roll got by the time he was almost finished, and abhorring raw onions, I was (mostly) happy with going minimal. However, I found the relish way too sweet. Next time I'd like to try mustard plus a spicier topping---is the bbq sauce sweet or spicy? Any other "non-loaded" combos that people recommend? I should say that the dog was truly outstanding, and I shocked myself by eating all but two bites, being typically a rather light eater. I am eager to find the nirvana combo of toppings, however.

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                    viperlush Jul 24, 2011 02:51 PM

                    The bbq sauce isn't spicy. Maybe you can ask for extra mustard? Like you I only got relish and mustard on my first dog. I wanted to be able to enjoy just those flavors. And then my second dog I got it loaded. Now I have moved on to loaded but w/out onion. I am not ashamed to say that I will lick the paper to get any toppings that leak off.

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                      bella_sarda Jul 24, 2011 08:34 PM

                      OK, thanks. Maybe I should try loaded minus onions next time. I really wish they had sauerkraut, though.

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                  HubFlyer Jul 24, 2011 05:03 PM

                  Looks like he had an opportunit to cash in (or out).

                  "Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is one of the world’s richest men, but that doesn’t mean he has champagne tastes. The billionaire investor was in Boston this week for a meeting with execs at Yale Electric. Afterward, we’re told, Buffett, his burly bodyguard, and a few folks from the Dorchester-based home appliance store headed over to Boston Speed Dog, the food truck in Roxbury that sells the most scrumptious hot dogs. Not surprisingly, Buffett loved the dog and joked that he wanted to buy the truck. "

                  “He said he wanted to buy the place, and I told him, ‘You don’t have enough money.’ ’’

                  http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-22...

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