Monday, February 8, 2010

Spike's Junkyard Dogs

Sometimes when you're hungry and you're just craving a satisfying meal (especially when one of your favorite places is closed due to renovations), you head to Spike's to chomp down on a loaded hotdog and curly fries. At least, that's what Andrew and I like to do!

We first got hooked on Spike's at their Brighton location, which was dangerously close to my sister's old apartment (as in, directly across the street). Lately, it's been their Boston location, right by the intersection of Mass Ave. and Boylston St. that we've been visiting, since it's easier to find parking in Boston then it is in Brighton.

It's the type of place that has all sorts of funky "Americana" decorations on the wall and comfy booths to sit in, casual and right up our alley.

It's also the type of place that has posts a polaroid of people who have  managed to eat six or more hot dogs, a pretty impressive feat considering how thick their rolls are!

Andrew went with the Chili and Cheddar dog (three guesses on what it came topped with) and a side of curly fries - $6.65 gets you a specialty dog, fries and a soda, not too shabby:
I went with the Junkyard dog, loaded with mustard (I adore mustard and hate ketchup), tomatoes, scallions and banana peppers - I also added a ton of relish, because a hotdog just isn't right without some relish to balance out the mustard:
I know it may seem weird to be raving about hot dogs but Spike's is just that good. And I've always been the type of gal to prefer a hotdog over a hamburger. My mouth is watering simply from looking at the pictures!


Tibbs1949 said...

I didn't realize your affinity for hot-dogs. We are always on the lookout for the next best hot-dog diner when we are on the road. We will have to check it out.

bcallegra said...

Definitely do! I think Andrew figured out where the one in New Bedford is, and I believe the original Spike's started in Rhode Island.

Jen said...

We are pretty close to the other location and haven't been yet! This post gets me thinking we should make a trip soon.

Anonymous said...

junkyard dog, ftw!! :) <3 spikes!

ats150 said...

the other location's in fall river, not new bedford.

bcallegra said...

Jen - definitely give it a try, they have a nice variety of toppings for their hot dogs and delicious buns to boot! They even have burgers and salads, but I've never wasted my time with them.

Amy, you're definitely responsible for our Spike's addiction.

Andrew - New Bedford and Fall River are the same in my eyes. :)