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Dinosaur BBQ Revisit

David Feldman | Dec 30, 2004 01:09 AM

I went last night with seven other hungry people and the level of the barbecue was very high. The ribs tasted much the same (very good, heavily smoked flavor, perhaps a little too tender and easily pulled from the bone). This time, we asked for the pulled pork and brisket to come without sauce already slathered on. I don't know if this was the major contributor, but this time the pulled pork was excellent. The brisket was moist, but not as deeply meaty and concentrated in taste as I prefer.

We ordered fried green tomatoes, chicken wings (both spicy and moderate), and boiled shrimp as appetizers. The fried green tomatoes were about as close to a disaster as we encountered during the evening -- tasteless. The wings were a huge hit. They were perfectly cooked but it just isn't my favorite genre -- too much sauce for me. The shrimp are plainish, but nicely seasoned, with an excellent dipping sauce.

The sides remain good to competent, though largely uninspiring (e.g., cole slaw, corn bread, french fries, baked beans), but the salt potatoes were superb.

We tried two desserts, an anonymous icebox pie and the key lime pie, which was better. I had a bite of each. And then ate another rib.

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