42 Newmarket Square
Opposite Grangier Supply
Monday Thru Friday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
While Dogs Last and Weather Permitting
April thru end of December, or so
I asked Speed how long he's been doing this. "28." Never did find out if that's 28 years or since 1928. Either is possible. And whichever, Speed's hot dog has become a Boston institution.
The dog is two fisted eating and then some. Speed smokes a 2 to a pound (half pound) hot dog and then finishes it off on a charcoal grill, basting it with barbecue. The bun goes on the grill too, and picks up some of the smoke. Once finished off (it's done when it splits), Speed tops it with chili, a sweet relish, a special mustard, some more barbecue sauce and chopped onion.