The essentials: 749 Newcastle Street, Leederville WA
Open from 11am to 9pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 11pm Friday to Sunday
The humble sausage has certainly been reinvented in a number of creative ways in this Leederville sausage shop. Snags and Sons opened its doors in March 2012, embracing the latest trend of dude food – using fresh local produce and approved farming practices to take its guests on a journey involving none other than the Aussie BBQ favourite – the sausage.
I love the décor of this small deli style turned restaurant, the exposed brick walls, heavy wooden tables and chalk board menus behind the counter all give the space a funky vintage feel to it. The staff members are extremely friendly and there are just enough menu choices to make it difficult to decide, yet not too many that you feel overwhelmed.
This night I chose the smoked kransky with pickles, cheddar, mustard, ketchup & baguette ($9). All ingredients were extremely fresh and generously served, making it slightly difficult to eat gracefully. The bun could have been slightly more toasted but overall the flavours of this meal were exactly what I expected – delicious.
My dining partner chose the Bratwurst Snag with green tomato pickled cabbage, German mustard, ketchup & baguette ($9). Once again, the ingredients were nice and fresh and generously served in the fresh bun. The sausage felt slightly less crisp than the kransky when it was bitten into, but all the elements worked well – how could they not when this idea was plucked straight from the heart of Germany.
For an additional $6 you can order the sausages as a meal – we decided to share one. The two sides are coleslaw and a baked potato with swiss cheese, candied bacon, sour cream & spring onion. Let’s start with the positives – the baked potato is something else. All these elements tasted boring on their own, but when paired together they made a gooey, rich amazing taste, I cannot describe how much the flavours complimented each other – delish! My negative is the coleslaw – I’m afraid it just tasted like cabbage leaves drowned in thick cream; it did nothing for my tastebuds or my imagination.
Overall I love the concept of Snags and Sons, it is upmarket fast food with a funky twist. If you can feed yourself well for under $9 I’m in.