Best of Boston

2008 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s Famous Hot Dog Wagon

Though they must dine amid the swirling dust and big-rig exhaust of Newmarket Square, frankfurter fiends would endure far worse in the name of Speed’s mighty all-beef dog, which gets simmered in apple cider; smoked; charcoal-grilled; basted in barbecue sauce; and served with chili, mustard, onions, and/or relish on a toasted bun. Founder Ezra “Speed” Anderson is now largely retired after 30 years at the grill, but his younger lieutenants maintain his legacy of humble excellence.

54 Newmarket Sq., Roxbury, 617-839-0102,