I’m a big fan of hot dogs – and a firm believer that pork should always be the main component of a sausage – so I was quite excited to learn about the opening of Snags and Sons in Leederville, a shop that specialises in “sausages, salads and small goods”.
I’d checked out the gallery on the website before going, but was surprised by how small the shop actually was. Even so, there was a fairly quick rotation of customers and we had no problem getting a table at Saturday lunchtime (although I wouldn’t have tried going to Jus Burgers, which was bursting at the seams).
You can check out the menu here, and there’s options to suit every taste, with pork, lamb, beef, chicken, venison, bratwurst and vegan sausage options as well as a selection of mostly-salad-based sides. Nothing on the main menu costs over $10, and there’s even an “early bird” menu in place from 9am to 11am which includes a bacon butty ($6). It’s open until 9pm on Sunday to Thursday and 11pm on Friday & Saturday so I imagine it’s hard to move in there late at night. They’ve also included a BYO wine & beer option at $2 per person.
It was quite a difficult choice, but I settled on the “ye olde banger” ($9), being a free range Linley Valley pork sausage with cheddar, sweet onions, HP sauce, English mustard on a baguette. Everything was pretty much perfect – the sausage was moist and tasty without being remotely greasy, the kick of english mustard was inspired – but the star was the baguette which elevated this hot dog to the next level. The bread was delicious and firm enough to hold the hot dog together without being hard to eat.
Renay chose the “traditional sausage” with onions & ketchup ($5). Next time I’ll try the “Toulouse sausage” with oven-baked brie and onions ($8), although the red curry chicken sausage with tamarind chutney, asian salad & chilli in a wrap ($9) sounds good too.
I’m not a big chip eater so wasn’t bothered by the lack of chips on the menu, and I managed to hold myself back from ordering the gourmet bbq baked beans! We decided to share an oven baked potato with swiss cheese, candied bacon, sour cream & spring onion ($6) and weren’t disappointed – the potato was baked perfectly, and it tasted as good as it looked.
Snags and Sons is a fantastic place for a quick, cheap, quality bite to eat and I’ll certainly be going back. Highly recommended.