I was in North Adams this past weekend, and had lunch at a place called Jack's Hot Dog Stand.. small place, a few people behind the counter grilling dogs, burgers and steaming the buns. Had a regular dog with mustard and a chili cheese dog. Tasty, inexpensive lunch.
Anything like that in Boston, where you can just get a nice couple of dogs at a counter? I'd like to avoid chains like Spike's as well..