Barlow and Co.
This tiny takeaway shop is the only place in Sydney you can get a Texan Snack Pack. Owner Dean Barlow invented it. His HSP-inspired creation consists of chips, smoked meat (fatty lamb shoulder, pulled pork or brisket), molten raclette and black-eyed pea salad.
Aside perhaps from the physical challenge of actually finishing one, the most interesting element is the meat. Barlow, who opened the shop after being inspired by a televised Anthony Bourdain escapade to Texas, smokes the three cuts for up to 12 hours in a Texan-style offset smoker with sustainable ironbark wood.
Oddly, the meats aren’t available on their own, just in the snack packs or in burgers. The brisket burger comes with onion rings, a chipotle popper and raclette; and the pork is layered with pickled radish and slaw.
The only other things on the small menu here are fish and chips and Serendipity ice-cream milkshakes. The former is an ode to the neighbourhood fish and chip shop that was here before Barlow and Co.
The joint has been repainted since then, but don't expect anything flash. It's entirely in check with the neighbourhood fish shop vibe, albeit with some hip branding.