and scored its usual touchdown. I've never been to Speed's before as I work in the 'burbs and am rarely, if ever, in town for lunch and never around Newmarket. Today I was in town at 1 and drove over to Newmarket to search for Speed in vain. I even called Joypirate to make sure I was in the right spot (by Granger's and Mom's Kitchen) but alas ... so disappointing considering that he's supposedly always out at this time of the year when the weather is nice. I liken him to a unicorn or perhaps Santa Clause and wonder if he's real sometimes.
Forlorn I took the Pike out towards work and consoled myself by stopping by Blue Ribbon in Newton for an excellent brisket sandwich with a sub of collards for the beans and the cole slaw. Mixed up my own combination of sauce at the little sauce bar, with a little of the habanero vinegar for the greens and headed to work. By the time I got to work, the meat juices had soaked all into the bun, turning the sandwich into somewhat of an unwieldy but meatily delicious miracle of mankind's triumph over nature. That is some fine brisket with just the right amount of fat and the sauce was perfect (mix of hot barbecue sauce, really hot barbecue sauce, and a shake of habanero vinegar). Collards were might fine too. Only the slaw was lame but whatever. I love that place ... now if only they served beer.