Since I was already at the mall I decided to finally visit a place that has been on my list for a long time: the Snag Stand. I am fascinated by American food. Especially as it seems to be one of the few cuisines we have ready access to in Australia. The Snag Stand specialises in gourmet hot dogs, although you can also get burgers.
Burgers I can get anywhere so it was a gourmet hot dog I wanted to get in my belly. This was a hard choice to make. Do I go for an American classic hot dog? Or one of the European versions with sauerkraut or chorizo? Or the very trendy Wagyu beef? In the end I went with a good 'ol Chicago dog, which seems to mostly consist of layers and layers of different kinds of pickles. The bread was a highlight, being really light, fluffy and freshly baked. The frankfurt kind of reminded me of a kids birthday party but the shear array of garnishes on it did elevate it somewhat. I enjoyed it but I have to admit I didn't finish it because I also fell pray to one of their sides: the infamous chilli cheese fries.
Hot dog franchise at the Westfield Woden food court that specialises in (their own words) 'Haute dogs' ie Hot dogs with a gourmet twist. Unfortunately this Canberra branch isn't as popular as the Sydney CBD Westfield counterpart probably due to it being more expensive compared to the other outlets in the food court. The hot dogs are quality though, personal favourites are the Toulouse (sautéed shrooms and onions), Wagyu beef (mashed potato on top) and Chicago (pickles, onions and relish). Combo deals are available with fries and drink but not with onion rings unfortunately. Gourmet burgers are also available.