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Is Dinosaur BBQ America’s Best?

Mark from Syracuse has offered up a spirited defense of Dinosaur BBQ. By the way, for those who missed it, I revised my initial thumbs down on the place. The ‘cue I had there during a second visit was excellent. Mark says Dinosaur’s Syracuse joint was voted the best BBQ in America.  What do you [...]

Dinosaur BBQ: A Second Bite

Awhile back, I wrote that Dinosaur BBQ, the Harlem outpost of the ribs chain, was a keen disappointment. Yesterday, I went back. Maybe it was that I was coming off the first bike ride of the season.  Or maybe it was that there was a different chef in the kitchen cooking up the ribs, pulled [...]

Dinosaur BBQ Disappoints

I know that the Dinosaur BBQ outpost in Harlem boasts boatloads of passionate pig partisans.  One of them, a friend from Chicago, took me there the other night.  “You’ll love it,” she said.  “It’s great barbecue.” Sorry.  No sale.  I’ve traveled through much of the South, and this, folks, is no BBQ.  I know NYC [...]