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More Dinosaur BBQ review


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More Dinosaur BBQ review

TP | Jan 8, 2005 10:03 PM

Hi all. Went Thursday @ around 7pm. Group of 3 waited maybe 10 minutes to be seated. Packed and bustling place.

Very nice and attentive server. We didn't order any apps, so once we studied the huge menu for like 5 minutes, we ordered and got our food in maybe 4 minutes, if that long.

Hubby got the baby backs with slaw and beans. All very good. Meat was *TENDER*. He lifted the rack by the bone and it slipped off clean. Slaw was just how I like it, creamy with a good kick of vinegar/acid. He's usually very picky about his slaw, so given he ate it all, must have been good. Ribs flavorful with good smokiness. Beans very good too.

Our friend and I got the Pulled Pork and Brisket plate. Him with slaw and fried rice, me with fried rice and fries (supposedly hand cut). The pulled pork was very good, a bit cold and could use a bit more seasoning/salt? Still very good. Came with some sauce, but not too much. There's more @ table. Brisket was very moist and flavorful, just a dab of sauce on it. The fried rice weirded me out. Barely touched it after a couple bites. Don't even know why it's there. Just me I guess. Fries okay, nothing outstanding. Curious as to the salt potatoes, maybe next time.

Loved the cornbread 'cause it's basically just like the sweet cornbread from back home (Puerto Rico), just less oily than the one in PR. It was a personal comfort food moment for me there. But it's not like cornbread most are used to (north or south).

The portions were huge and NO ONE could go home hungry there. Service was swift, friendly, and pretty good overall.

Hubby and I still prefer Daisy May's Ribs and Baked Beans with Burnt Ends. Sorry. So far Daisy's BBQ is still our favorite. But we would still recommend Dinosaur to anyone looking for some basic, good BBQ. Too bad it's so far uptown (bad for me, good for others). Check was $49 for the 3 plates. Not bad at all.

Only thing I wonder about, is the temperature of the food. I know certain items will not be piping hot, but almost none of the items were even close to the temp they should be at for hot foods (140F+ by NYDoH standards). Bit worrisome, but oh well...

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