Thursday, 28 February 2013


320 Brunswick St, Fitzroy - ph: (03) 9419 5526

I was out with some mates at Huxtaburger the other night and after smashing a burger and fries, we still felt like we could follow it up.  Instead of ordering again, my friend suggested we head down to Brunswick st to a hot dog place called Phat Brats.

Phat Brats is basically the same format as most gourmet trash places that are springing up over town.  Take a relatively simple cuisine (hot dogs, burgers, burritos), improve the ingredients, sell at 2-3X what the fast food outlets sell for.

The menu is extensive for a hot dog place, with something for everyone.  My 2 friends ordered the Chilli Dog, which set them on fire and had them sweating after 3 mouthfuls.  I ordered the Pork and Sage Dog, which can be seen below.  Just to clarify the picture, I started eating the bottom half and then remembered I had to take a photo, so the top half is what it actually looks like (they don't take a bit out before they give it to you).  It was a nice wholemeal bun, the pork crackle was nice and light, and the sausage seemed well put together.  We saw others with fries that looked quite good as well.

Phat Brats on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. The cheesy fries are amazing! Spare enough room to order some next time. :-)