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By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Spike's Junkyard Dogs on Brighton Avenue will serve its last dog on Sept. 24, leaving fans to ponder whether making the trip to the one last Spike's in Warwick, RI, is worth it.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:06 pm

At least one corner of the City that Always Sleeps is willing to accept food late into the night: The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Perros Paisas, 350 Bennington St. in East Boston, to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/16 - 3:34 pm

BostonJohn asks:

Anyone know where to buy red hot dogs in the city?

By adamg - 1/24/15 - 9:28 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By adamg - 1/7/15 - 4:56 pm

Wicked Local Hingham reports the iconic Castle Island food stand is looking to open a second outlet at the Hingham Bathing Beach.

By adamg - 10/3/14 - 3:02 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave., will have to serve a one-day suspension after a police lieutenant found it open 45 minutes past its licensed 1 a.m. closing time one night in August.

The Boston Licensing Board ordered the punishment after Lt. Det. Eric Eversley testified at a Tuesday hearing that when he drove past the venerable stand around 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, he found the place humming: Not only were there eight to ten patrons waiting in line, there were cars double parked out front and there was even a guy selling CDs on the sidewalk.

Simco's is only licensed to stay open until 1 a.m.

By adamg - 3/11/14 - 12:50 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/25/13 - 11:08 am

Gregg Gale, who turned Speed's hot-dog truck in Newmarket Square into Boston Super Dog, died unexpectedly this morning, the company announced.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 5/1/12 - 1:52 pm

With new wheels comes great responsibility, or something: Newmarket Square institution Boston Speed Dog reports it rolls out a new truck tomorrow - along with a new side of Grillo's Pickles - and that by the end of the month it will change its name to Boston Super Dog.

Via Grub Street Boston.

By adamg - 12/3/10 - 8:29 pm

Such is the goodness of Speed's hot dogs out of the truck in Newmarket Square that Liz Bomze mentions completely in passing that it's opening a permanent outlet in the under-reconstruction restaurant row on Peterborough Street in the Fenway.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 5/16/10 - 9:55 am

Penny Cherubino catches up with Speed at his eponymous hot-dog stand.

By adamg - 11/14/09 - 10:49 am

Penny Cherubino reports that Speed's, the hot-dog truck in Newmarket Square, could be moving to a permanent storefront. In the meantime, on Nov. 16, 17 and 18, you'll find the truck at 960 Morrissey Blvd., she reports.

By adamg - 10/12/09 - 9:37 am

John Carrol is struck by how few hot dogs the winner and runner-up of a hot-dog-eating contest on Spectacle Island actually ate: The winner barely scarfed down 7 1/2 in 10 minutes:

... Not to get all New York on you, but at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, they down almost ten times that number of franks in the same amount of time. ...

By adamg - 4/14/08 - 10:09 pm

In the South End, of course. But it was big.

By adamg - 3/30/08 - 9:35 am

Speed's in Newmarket Square, the Wall Street Journal declares.

Via Leather District Gourmet.

An earlier review, from I Am an American and I Eat Hot Dogs.

Yelpers love Speed's.

By adamg - 2/17/08 - 7:48 pm
Big hot dogs

Simco's on American Legion Parkway in Roslindale has stuff besides hot dogs (chicken, broccoli and ziti, even), but really, why bother with anything else?

By adamg - 1/20/07 - 1:31 pm

Around Natick discusses an eternal verity:

There are only a few things that have remained the same in downtown Natick over the past hundred years, and the hot dogs they sell at Casey's are one of them. ...

By adamg - 8/23/06 - 7:00 pm

Amy, who estimates 15% of her genetic makeup now comes from Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins, says no way, Jose to its new menu of hot dogs and flat-bread sandwiches:

... Dunkin Donuts is for a quick, cheap coffee-rush and a reinforcing shot of sugar and fat when we're hungry. Office workers stop by to pick up Munchkins to provide midafternoon cheer to their coworkers. Nobody brings a dozen hot dogs back to the office. ...

By adamg - 6/25/05 - 12:47 pm

We'd previously discussed the Burrito Blog - one man's chronicle of his search for the perfect burrito in Boston. I am an American and I Eat Hot Dogs extends the concept to hot dogs. Where's the spring-roll blog?

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