Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 4-11pm; Thu.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., 11am-11pm
Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street for a year now, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes.
Don't fear the Manmosa. Sun., Nov. 30 - Sun., Feb. 1.
This "New Year’s Smoke Out" comes in the form of a plate heaped with smoked prime rib, bacon potato gratin, charred swiss chard and butter poached lobster sausage. Wed., Dec. 31, 8pm-1am. $23 per person.
Banger's does brats right, but it's the more adventurous menu items that really sing
Claudia Alarcón, 2013-08-01
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Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000
Located in the Driskill Hotel, this cafe is a convenient and casual option for Downtown workers and hotel guests. Favorites include the aptly named Hangover Burger and the pricey but delicious selection of baked goods.
604 Brazos, 512/391-7066
The bistro burger with fries is the best bet here during the daytime, but Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm, you can nab great bar food for $5.
319 Congress, 512/472-1884