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My last Speed's Dog

gourmaniac | May 3, 201211:30 AM

On a chowish day yesterday, I stopped in Newmarket square and found Greg's hot dog wagon open and got a Speed's Dog with everything. As per another post, he will be changing the name soon to Super Dog. I'm sad to report that this $8.00 hot dog is no longer in my mind, a destination item. The bun and wiener are the same (Pearl half pounder) but the everything (special sauce, onions, mustard) are no longer the wonderfully integrated perfection that made Speed's a dog of legend. The sauce was cold and overly sweet and there was far too much of it. I remember wanting to eat the wrapper in previous visits. This time I didn't even want to finish the dog. Also, I seem to recall the wieners boiled in apple juice prior to grilling. Not so this time. Your impressions may vary, but I would prefer to remember how wonderful the dog was when Speed would slowly do his thing.

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