Haven’t heard of Chrissy’s Cuts? It’s that stall that sets up at some of Sydney’s finest events and ends up with some of the day’s longest queues, pumping out fat, juicy sausages that take gourmet to a whole new level. Well the brains behind it, Chrissy Flanagan and her partner Jim, are finally opening up their very own shop from which to regularly spin some of Sydney’s very best. The Sausage Factory is the name, and it’s opening in Dulwich Hill from this week, providing a home for Chrissy’s delicious cuts from a dedicated butcher shop where locals can pop in and get their hands around these bad boys with salads, various sides, and a selection of beers and wines.
“Jim and I have a habit of taking crazy ideas and egging each other on until they become a reality”, explained Chrissy. “We’ve both worked in project management so we bloody love a good project plan…we stripped an old Greek butcher shop, leaving all the butcher stuff in one place – think very serious hanging racks and hooks – we then worked with the lovely Benedict from The Space in Alexandria to incorporate a sort of 1920s butcher-y look, right down the beaten copper lightshades.”
Describing the concept as similar to that of a cellar door, Chrissy plans on building upon this already cult sausage empire as Jim helps produce some gourmet dishes for both meat-lovers and vegetarians.
“We’ve loved seeing what chefs have done with our sausages over the past year and we’ve tried a lot of things on the Sausage Dogs at our pop up events – but now we want to give it a proper crack”, said Jim. “Just like drinking beer from the brewery, we want our sausages to taste better in the Factory than they do anywhere else – that’s the standard and the challenge”.
Sausages on the menu so far include pork shoulder, lamb shoulder, camel pastourma, Nuremberg rostbratwurst and sumac & mint snag, all offered for $7 per 100g with sides of yoghurt, lemon zest, capers and house made beer mustard with terragon. Lighter options include a salad of herb, popcorn shoot and brussel sprout with anchovy dressing.
The Sausage Factory
Address: 380 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
Hours: Thurs-Sun 6pm-10pm (from 8th June)