Banger's just launched a new late-night menu of dishes that will literally blow your mind, man.
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So in the spirit of investigative journalism, we enlisted these four in-need-of-munchies (hint!) taste-testers to devour one of the kushiest after-midnight menus in town and tell us just how awesome it was at destroying said munchies.
The Stoner (banger wrapped in a bacon-stuffed pancake, topped with a fried egg, shoe-string potatoes, and Sriracha maple syrup) The Deets: “It combined every essentially breakfast element.” -Jerry Tastes Like: “Breakfast. It should be renamed 'breakfast' to... appeal... to a larger audience.” -Barry Moment of Clarity: “You could get the stoner sausage... without the sausage... if you're a vegetarian.” -Jerry High Points: “These are the best hash browns I've ever tasted.” -Larry Pro Tip: “Let's eat this pancake while it's still hot.” -Jerry Verdict: “The last pancake I had was from Denny's. Comparing this would be like apples to rotten oranges.” -Mary “If I came here, I would get the Stoner every time.” -Jerry
Fried Bacon Mac & Cheese Balls The Deets: “A lot of times, when you fry something, it isn't cooked all the way through. This was cooked alllll the way through.” -Barry High Points: “If I had to put it somewhere between Kraft and Velveeta, it would go on the other side of Kraft...” -Jerry Bummer: “If this were a city, it'd be somewhere in Nebraska.” -Mary Verdict: “Delicious, but I couldn't taste the bacon.” -Larry
Boudin Balls Moment of Clarity: “These have mac & cheese in them?” -Barry Tastes Like: “If it were a city, it'd be somewhere in Southeast Asia.” -Mary Pro Tip: “It's like the Ken's Doughnuts' samosa, which is a GIANT compliment. You should always order their samosas.” -Jerry Deets: “Both soft and crunchy. It's more of a cake-like texture, rather than meat.” -Larry Bummers: “I could taste the tuna, but there wasn't any tuna.” -Larry Verdict: “It was the same temperature, flavor, consistency, all the way through. Everything that was supposed to happen, happened.” -Larry
Chicken-Fried Chicken Biscuit The Deets: “It's a giant biscuit.” -Larry Moment of Clarity: “It's like an inverted Whataburger chicken biscuit sandwich. The pancake turns into a biscuit, the sausage turns into chicken, and the syrup becomes gravy.” -Jerry Tastes Like: “It tastes the way you would expect. But not in a bad way.” -Barry Verdict: “The chicken-fried biscuit gets an honorable mention for its size.” -Larry
Pizza Bagel Bites with andouille, sauerkraut, and house-made cheese High Points: “I ate most of my bagel bite before I remembered to think about what it tasted like.” -Larry Tastes Like: “I thought of things you put in the microwave.” -Jerry Verdict: “Bagel chip-like tenderness, with a strong marinara.” -Barry
Chili Cheese Nachos The Deets: “It's something you would eat at a ballgame. I've never really been to a baseball game, though.” -Barry High Points: “The tortilla chips... were great.” -Larry Bummer: “It's really greasy.” -Mary The Verdict: “The great American nacho!” -Barry
Fried Bologna Sandwich The Deets: “What is bologna? Is it part of the cow?” -Larry Moment of Clarity: “I'm not really sure what it is, but I drove through it in Italy.” -Barry Tastes Like: “It's like between salami and Spam. But it's pretty good!” -Mary Bummer: “The leftovers look really sad on the plate.” -Larry Verdict: “You know this Joe Walsh song, "Life's Been Good"? I always thought it was a Steve Miller song. They play it at Jimmy John's a lot. -Jerry
Gummy Bear Brat The Deets: “What's that? They brought it! A wolf in sheep's clothing!” -Barry Pro Tip: “The spice of the mustard balances the sweetness of the... gummy bears.” -Larry Moment of Clarity: “Are there gummy bears inside as well????? I put some on top just in case.” -Barry Tastes Like: “I have to eat this?” -Jerry Bummer: “If I had to choose candy to put in a sausage, it would be butterscotch.” -Mary Verdict: “I could see the kids liking this one. Bring them down to Banger's at 2am!” -Barry
Turkey Bacon Avocado Sausage, drizzled with Tabasco Moment of Clarity: “All of my BLT sandwiches have been missing sausage. And all my SLTs have been missing bacon.” -Larry Tastes Like: “The black sheep of the menu.” -Barry High Point: “The best part of the sausage was the presentation.” -Larry Bummer: “This is exactly what my doctor told me not to do. Well, except that this has lettuce. And bacon. It's actually the healthiest thing on the menu.” -Barry Verdict: “It's healthy. This is like, hey, could I get a Diet Coke?” -Jerry