Today I decided to take a ride to Newmarket and find Speed's. Ordered a dog with "the works". It was definitely worth the trip through Boston traffic. This is a great hot dog! With the combination of toppings, whatever you like is probably there, and they do know how to put on just enough of each topping, so the flavors are perfectly balanced. Half of it is now in my fridge, and I'm sure if someone else doesn't get to it first, I will gladly polish it off tomorrow.
While waiting to order, I had a chance to talk with both Speed and Larry. It was a pleasure to chat with these two gentlemen who seem to enjoy greeting their customers and to genuinely enjoy being there. All the while, the aroma from the grill is filling the area with promise of the treat that will appear before me in a few minutes. Yup, waiting for my dog was maybe half the fun. It was my first Speed's dog, but won't be my last. Thanks to all the chowhounds who have posted about Speed's!