As a recent non-meat eater I've been dreading the warm weather. In the winter it was easy to not think about BBQ's and Fenway franks. Well reality has hit. I've been to a couple games, I'm about to head to my first BBQ this weekend. No more hiding.
Fortunately I have found immense solace in Spikes. I had seen the store front for a year or so at Mass and Boylston, but assumed it was just some other college-food chain operation. Little did I know.
All of their "all-beef" dogs can also be ordered with a veggie dog instead (same fixins, same price). My first bite led me to believe that they had made a mistake, clearly too good to be a veggie dog. I asked. "Yep, that's a veggie." Wow. I've been back about a half dozen times in the past month. Even if you're a meat-eater, I dare you to try these and not love them.
So far I've tried the the Junkyard Dog (tomatoes, pepperocinis, spicy mustard), the German Shepard (sauerkraut and spicy mustard), and the Ball Park (spicy mustard, chopped onions, and cheddar) all come on oversized rolls that are toasted just slightly. Please don't ask me to rank them, they're all fantastic.