Why Won’t Speed’s Open on Restaurant Row?

Gonna have to travel for his dogs.
Gonna have to travel for his dogs.

We were exceedingly excited by the rumored possibility that Boston Speed Dog would open a brick-and-mortar hot dog dispensary on Peterborough Street. But, alas, ‘tis not to be.

Boston Restaurant Talk now says that Speed’s has opted against joining the Kenmore fray, which means the only hot dogs we’ll enjoy in that area will be at Fenway Park.

In a way, though, it’s probably for the best. There’s something special and ritualistic about trekking to a dusty parking lot in Newmarket Square to Speed’s humble hot dog wagon. Somehow, enjoying such fantastic dogs feels like it shouldn’t be easy or convenient. (Hey, even Warren Buffett did it!) It’s part of the allure. Perhaps Speed’s agrees. [BRT]