Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Troquet on South in Boston's Leather District to Bring Back Speed's Hot Dogs

An upscale Boston restaurant that is known in part for its French-influenced fare and its wine list is bringing back a legendary food item that is much different from what they traditionally offer.

According to a source, Troquet on South in the city's Leather District is planning to reopen both its indoor and outdoor sections tomorrow (Thursday, June 24), and with it, they will be offering Speed's Hot Dogs daily for both dine-in and takeout. An earlier Boston Herald article talked about how Troquet owner Chris Campbell inherited the recipe from the widow of Ezra "Speed" Anderson, as Campbell had been close to Anderson and his widow asked if he would be interested in bringing the famous hot dog back. The original Speed's recipe is slated to be used, including a half-pound Pearl frank, grilled bun, and a Detroit-style all-meat chili along with sauce (made with a secret recipe) and condiments.

Anderson founded Boston Speed's Famous Hot Dog Wagon in 1975, with the wagon being sold to Gregg Gale in 2008; the hot dog cart--which was renamed Boston Super Dog in 2012, was taken off the road after Gale died in 2013 and it never reopened. (Anderson passed away in 2015.)

The address for Troquet on South is 107 South Street, Boston, MA, 02111.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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