Snag Stand

Cnr Latrobe & Swanston St, Melbourne 3000
Date visited: 11th April 2012

I've passed by the Snag Stand dozens of times since it first opened, but never thought to try it, thinking it was just another franchise hotdog shop.  I happened to browse through Snag Stand's online menu the night before and saw the interesting options of 'haute dogs' they had on offer.  So, I thought why not, I love fast food, gourmet dogs sound intriguing, why not give it a go.
After I made my order, I was told it was going to be about five minutes and given one of these buzzers which vibrated and lit up once my order was ready.

What's a hotdog without fries, so I had the American Classic and chips.  I was taking mine away, so I asked for a lid for my snag.  They transferred it into a closed box, no big deal.  No risks of spilling my hotdog there, but I did fear for my chips with the super long chip sticking out and giving everyone the Big Finger as I walked home.  Nevertheless, we made it home in one piece.

Chips $3.90, American Classic $6.90
The chips were fantastic even without dip.   They are 100% Tasmania Russet potatoes, cooked in cholesterol free oil with no artificial flavours or colours.  The skin is thin and crisp, and the insides soft and melty.  Gotta love the sea salt flakes too  :D

I had the American Classic - wood smoked frankfurter with American yellow mustard, tomato sauce, onions and sweet relish on a toasted brioche roll.
To me, the star of the show in a hotdog should be the sausage itself.  The frankfurter in the American Classic was nice on its own, but I felt that all together, it was somewhat overwhelmed by the party of sweet and sour flavours from the toppings.  The brioche bun was a nice touch, fluffy and soft - it looked toasted but was only mildly warm when I got home.

Nevertheless, I finished every bite - I'd go back for the awesome chips, and I might try the German Bratwurst next time.

Second visit to Snag Stand

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  1. i do agree with the hot dog. I didn't like it one bit. Also i thought it was very expensive as well.