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Dinosaur BBQ

Dinosaur is my favorite BBQ in New York so far. That being said, I still have many many places to visit on my continually growing list. And while the portions are generous, the prices are still above what I consider to be the reasonable threshold for BBQ (or RTB from this point forward).

Today wasn’t my birthday, so I went with one of the more affordable menu choices – the pork sandwich platter. The sandwich is decent sized, and comes with two sides for $9.95. The portion is acceptable for lunch but for dinner you’ll probably want to supplement it with an appetizer (the fried green tomatoes and the BBQ wings are both OUTSTANDING.

The pork here is bonafide; smokey, melt-in-your-mouth tender, and delicious. They top it  off with a little bit of sauce, but not too much to overpower the flavor of the meat. You can of course add as much as you want at the table.

The side dishes are great too, each with something that gives it a bump over the typical choices. The mac and cheese is one of my favorites in town. There’s something in it that to this day I can’t figure out – some kind of cheese or just a mix of spices – but it gives it an extra depth of flavor that is unparalleled in any mac and cheese I’ve had anywhere else.

The ‘Syracuse Salt Potatoes’ are drenched in a buttery sauce that could almost be called a hollandaise, and the fresh cut fries are top-notch as well.

So this brings me back to the point I’m always considering – here we have a real BBQ place that is somewhat reasonably priced, and the wait to get in last Saturday night was two and a half hours. I decided to come back for lunch the following Saturday.  Clearly there is a demand for more of this kind of thing in New York, right? Well apparently Dinosaur is expanding, moving to a larger building a few blocks away in the coming months. Helpful hint: they accept reservations up to 6 months in advance.

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