Located at the northern side of Surry Hills lies Soda Factory, an Americanised bar with “rad beats”. I was advised to go early to avoid the peak hour rush of people finishing off work and coming in for drinks. Stepping in I was met by a pretty lady in roller skates who quickly grabbed the handle to a fifties’ coke machine pulling open a secret entrance to a space you’d never expect.
Entering into the beautifully intimate space, I was faced with dim lighting. Every food blogger’s nightmare. Somehow, in a few quick minutes I managed to have a mini production team with a hand model, production manager and lighting boy.
ONE DOLLAR HOT DOGS!!
No, you didn’t read that wrong.
The Johnny Drama – Beef Frankfurter, bacon, sour cream, avocado, tomato salsa
I found it a tad humorous to find an old school frankfurt in this bun, however taking a bite I was definitely able to see the difference between this quality snag and the red cock-doggies (lol) found at the odd children’s birthday party.
The Buffalo Bill – Crispy chicken sausage, spicy buffalo sauce, cheese.
I’m not usually a fan of chicken sausages however I took a chance to go for something different and wasn’t disappointed. The crispy exterior of the snag gave a nice contrast to the soft meat inside and worked well with the spicy buffalo sauce and bitey cheese.
The Elvis Presley – Deep fried Banana, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam
The deep fried banana was particularly impressive (ok, everything deep fried is…) with a light crunch getting even more mind numbingly delicious with a good splodge of thick peanut butter and strawberry jam. Like a PB & J on steroids it’s no wonder why this was its namesakes favourite food.
The Soda Factory
16 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Contributed by Katrina