Hot diggity dog: Soon you won't have to wait for a Sox game to buy a Fenway Frank in a bun
By adamg on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:50pm
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan by the Red Sox to operate a hot-dog stand on the Lansdowne Street side of Fenway Park whenever the Red Sox aren't playing.
Sox attorney Dennis Quilty did not specify exact hours, but noted that under its existing food-serving license, Fenway can sell food until 2 a.m.
The stand, to be called Fenway Franks, will also sell burgers and soda, he said, adding, however, that beer will not be on the menu.
He said the Sox are also preparing a formal request for a food truck on Yawkey Way.
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Cross promotion with Jordan's?
Yeah, they want to make it really comfy for customers
As they drink their soda.
This is what happens when I post from my phone (oh, wait, I make mistakes like that on my laptop, too, never mind).
The Zoning Board really
The Zoning Board really earned their money on this one. Thank GAWD someone in this city is out there making sure that an organization already selling hundreds of thousands of hot dogs doesn't just up and serve another thousand without first justifying the existence of some bureaucrats. BRA! VO!
Take it up with the mayor
City zoning codes currently require ZBA approval for all take-out places. And unlike other kinds of zoning approvals, these are tied only to the specific applicant. Those of us in Roslindale who were eagerly awaiting Seven Stars recall that it was tied up for months because they couldn't get a ZBA hearing, and never mind the location had been a take-out place for roughly all of recorded time before they came along.
The idea, I think, is not to create more work for the ZBA and lawyers, but to ensure applicants have a plan in place to minimize the kind of trash a take-out place can generate.
Horrible hot dogs
Fenway Franks are cheap, overcooked, and served New England style on a soft squishy breadlike substance. Every Tom Dick and Harry sausage stand has better products.
Going on a limb here
I suspect the market is not people who would otherwise be going to, say, Tasty Burger, but the tourists who now flock to Fenway.
Why Fenway Franks
When you an go to Simco's instead? ;-}
Something tells me that Blue
Something tells me that Blue Hill Ave and American Legion aren't heavily traveled by tourists. But yeah, they have far better dogs.
I've only been to the American Legion location (as it is much closer). Any reason to check out the Blue Hill Simco's as well?
Same deal, different location
Same deal, different location. I may be wrong, but I think BHA is the original.
That reminds me
Anybody know if Speed's is going to continue after the passing of the former owner?
you know taste buds react positively to Fenway franks after 17 beers.
I'll be curious about the prices
Will they gouge just as hard for a Fenway Frank when it doesn't have a live ballgame in front of it?
Where have you gone , Joe &
Where have you gone , Joe & Nemo , or for that matter. , Dirty John ( corner of Washington & Lagrange ) ? Now , those were hot dogs. , Fast & cheap !