Snag Stand

Cnr Latrobe And Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
The following facade is surely familiar to anyone who’s spent any time at all in the city in the last few years. One of the forerunners of the fairly short-lived gourmet hot dog craze, Snag Stand has stood (see what I did there) the test of time with its collection of gourmet dogs.
Wagyu Beef Dog ($8.9)
Wanting to have dessert later in the night, Chris and I opted to share a Wagyu Beef Dog ($9.9). The moment I lifted the lid, I could smell the herbs in the gravy – a promising start. The toppings of mashed potato and fried onions wouldn’t be out of place in a roast lunch, and the sausage itself was meaty and satisfying, but also delightfully light and clean-tasting. It was all wrapped up in a toasted brioche bun, sating the hot dog craving without the self-loathing.
Chilli Cheese Fries ($7.9)
Chilli Cheese Fries ($7.9)
If you’ve read more than about 2 posts on this blog, you’ll know that I love potatoes, especially in the form of Chilli Cheese Fries ($7.9). The one at Snag Stand is rather decadent and rich, the beef sauce packing loads of flavour. The additions of smoky paprika and chilli aioli gave it a Spanish twist, bringing to mind the classic dish of patatas bravas.
And look at how swank the packaging is! Seriously impressive.
I’ve always thought the selection offered at Snag Stand was rather tantalising, but it’s taken me ridiculously long to actually try the dogs, despite the convenient location. I think it just comes down to the fact that hot dogs don’t excite me as much as some other trends. But now that I’ve tried the Wagyu Beef Dog, I can see myself stopping by every now and then to give one of the others a go.
Rating: 13/20 – hautedog.
This rating reflects my personal experience at the time of visit. 

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