in a word - outstanding.
four of us went, and all four us left full, and feeling like it was the best BBQ we've had in NYC.
combined, we sampled all four major dishes - the chicken, the ribs, the brisket, and the pulled pork. each one was incredible - the right amount of smoke, the right amount of sweet, and just a wonderful taste.
the options for the sides were limited, so there was overlapping. we had the beans, the vegetable of the day (Cajun Cabbage - basically, a saurkraut with cajun seasoning), and the yummy salt potatoes - anyone who goes, make sure you get the salt potatoes as one of your sides.
the cornbread was tasty, but perhaps a tad too sweet - still, much better than it's counterpart at Virgils.
the beer selection was strong and the service was quick, attentive, and damned near perfect.
i grew up in Texas, having lived there for 15 years. i know 'cue. i've spent considerable time touring the south, travelling from classic joints like Charlie Vargas Rendevouz and Corky's in Tennessee to little shacks like Abe's at The Crossroads in Clarksdale.
While Dinosaur BBQ doesn't stand up to a lot of what i've had the fortune to sample in my lifetime, it is the best BBQ NYC has to ovver.