Hey folks, in this week's update we focus on some of the steps we are taking as a company to ensure the cultural identity of Banger's remains the same as we grow and expand. So here's a little peek into the process we went through to define our Vision and Core Values...enjoy!
81.5 Update July 6, 2017
On this week's update, we once again focus on the physical construction of the building, and I'm happy to report that things are moving along swimmingly.
81.5 Update June 29, 2017
This week's update is a family affair, featuring our lead designer, who also happens to be Ben's smokin hot wife, Lauren Siegel. As we discussed last week there's a lot more that goes into building a restaurant than just construction and so this week, we are focusing on the design process. Not featured in this video is our other incredible designer, Lilianne Steckel.
81.5 Update June 22, 2017
Well folks, there's a lot more that goes into opening a restaurant than just construction. This week's update focuses on menu development. We're showcasing "The Lab" which is our offsite salami test facility...enjoy!
81.5 Update June 15, 2017
We've got an exciting update for you this week, folks. Lots of concrete, salami, and other shenanigans...enjoy.
81.5 Update June 1, 2017
Well, I was out of town for the filming of this week's update, and as they say, when the cat's away the mice will play...
81.5 Update - May 25, 2017
Well folks, another week and another update on the progress next door. In this week's update, we find ourselves in the middle of a duel and a potentially haunted rendering. Enjoy...partner.
81.5 Update 5/18/2017
Alright folks, in this week's update, things are back on track and we finally meet Chef Ted's brothers...
5/11/17 81.5 Update
We filmed this on May 4th, which I think you will all be able to tell in a moment. ;-) Anywho, things are really starting to ramp up again this week which is super exciting. So, without further ado, here is your weekly update.
5/4/17 81.5 Update - The Concrete Caper
Another week without a ton of progress. This had a lot to do with our concrete subcontractors not showing up to work or being late (they are doing a much better job now for the record). As anyone who has ever built anything knows, getting workers to show up is half the battle, so we decided to do a little spoof on our missing subcontractors...enjoy!
81.5 Update 04/20/2017
81.5 Update April 11, 2017
Here's this week's update, folks. Thanks for following along and please let us know in the comments if you have any questions or if you'd like to know more detail about anything that's going on!
81.5 Update April 4, 2017
Well folks, here is episode #2 of our weekly video series updating you on all things 81.5 Rainey related...
81.5 Update March 20, 2017
If you've been following our social media feed over the last month or so, you know we've been sitting on some big news. So, without further ado, please watch this video for the BIG REVEAL!
Beer Spotlight Videos
Banger's Beer Spotlight - Porters & Stouts
Here's Beer Broker Courtney Strange talking about porters and stouts, with a special shout out to Austin Beerworks' Black Thunder. Enjoy!
Banger's Beer Spotlight - Belgian Tripels
This beer spotlight is all about Belgian Tripels, with a special shout out to Real Ale Brewing Company for their Devil's Backbone. Ethan Fike does an excellent job explaining this style...enjoy!
Banger's Beer Spotlight - American Pale Ales
This installment is all about American Pale Ales. Head Bartender Steve LaValley gives us a brief history of this style and explains why (512) Brewing Company's Pale Ale stands out as the best of the bunch here locally...enjoy!
Banger's Beer Spotlight - Pale Lagers
This beer spotlight video is about pale lagers. Colin Hill does a great job giving you a brief overview on this style, and also shows a lot of love to one of our all-time favorites at Banger's, The One They Call Zoe by Hops and Grain.
Banger's Beer Spotlight - IPAs
Hey folks, here's the first of a new web video series we are doing to inform you all about beer styles and categories we serve here at Banger's. First up is Katherine Foster discussing IPAs...enjoy!
BangersmaniaV - Video 2
Banger's 5 Year Anniversary Party aka BangersManiaV The Champion, Hops Hogan, didn't care for what The Challenger, Macho Meat Randy Sausage, had to say last week. What follow is his rebuttal. This epic battle of Suds vs Swine will be taking place on 8/5/17 when we'll be tapping 96 unique beers including 47 different sours. Meanwhile Chef Ted will be cooking three whole hogs three different ways and 7 bands will grace our stage. This is an epic event not to be missed!
BangersManiaV - Video 1
5 Year Anniversary Party 8-5-17 Holy heck folks, where did the time go???? We are officially turning 5 years old and like always, we are throwing an epic party to celebrate. Like past years, this is really more of a small beer festival than anything. We are putting on 96 of the most unique and rare beers we've collected over the years, 47 of which are sours (perfect for the heat). Chef Ted will also be cooking 3 whole hogs 3 ways. We'll have live music all day long plus a growler giveaway every hour. This is always our most attended event of the year, so we look forward to seeing you all there. The full details, including a tap list, can be found at https://www.bangersaustin.com/events-calendar-2/bangersmania5. No tickets or entry fee required. We hope to see you there!
Smoke Out Saturday! July 8, 2017
Well folks, on this historic smokeout, Chef Ted broke in his new cage and firebox from Back Line Fab!
May events: Lots of exciting things happening this week, folks. Here's Banger's own Elizabeth Perez to tell you all about it.
Banger's Open 4/25/2017
We wanted to thank everyone that helped contribute to yesterday's first annual Banger's Open Classic Charity Golf Tournament. We raised over $16k for Emancipet and had a ton of fun in the process. Here's a video to recap the day, see everyone next year! And congratulations to A-List Embroidery, our first place winning team!!
1st Annual Banger's Open!!
Exciting news, folks! We're throwing our first ever charity golf tournament! April 25th we'll be golfing, drinking, and smoking meat, and it's all to benefit Emancipet! Sign up as an individual or a foursome, or get info about hole sponsorships at www.bangersaustin.com/bangers-open!
Banger's 4/20 Fest!
We will be celebrating the quintessential stoner holiday with a little 4/20 festival of our own. There will be live music (DJ Rasta Chino Casino) starting at 7pm and plenty of 4/20-themed beer!
Smoke Out Saturday - Chef Ted Talks!
Chef Ted Talks: On this first installment of Chef Ted Talks, Chef Ted deals with a conundrum when his pig for this weeks Smokeout Saturday shows up at least 100lbs heavier than what he'd ordered. Obviously hijinks ensue... smokeout Saturday is this Saturday folks and you'll have the opportunity to eat the pig featured in this video, listen to live music and drink cold beer... see you when you get here
Bells Brewery Launch
BANGER'S BELL'S FAT TUESDAY EVENT: you're gonna wanna turn the sound on for this one folks. Bell's is coming to town and we are welcoming them in style. One 2/28 at 6pm we're tapping 9 of their beers, we'll have Fat Tuesday themed food specials and a marching band... should be a good time
Banger's Smokeout Saturday - January 28, 2017
Banger's Wine & Swine
We were delighted to participate in the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's Wine & Swine event in November, 2016. Can't wait for next year!
Avery Tap Takeover & Avian Smokeout Saturday
We paired up with Avery to bring you a unique smoke out experience - including smoking a whole ostrich! November 12, 2016
Bangers Oktoberfest 2016
Our 5th Annual Oktoberfest celebration was the best one yet!
Banger's 4th Anniversary Party Part 1
Banger's 4th Anniversary Party Part 2
Banger's How-To: Sauerkraut
Banger's How-To: Jerky
Banger's How-To: Pickles
Banger's How-To: Bratwurst
Banger's How-To: Manmosa
Banger's Owner Ben Siegel demos the making of a Manmosa.
How We Roll
June 28, 2017 Sausage of the Day!
Red miso and wild boar sausage on a kale salad with coconut, carrot, and mixed berries, finished with a ginger lime vinaigrette.
Smoked Hot Dogs
Stuffing and Linking Sausage
We do it all by hand using old world methods, folks. Come on by and taste the difference!