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Mar 24, 2011 03:40 PM

Dinosaur BBQ coming to Newark

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    1. re: Curlz

      my words exactly , WOW !!!
      I wish they would add BEEF ribs to their menu, though...

      1. re: Curlz

        I'd be happier with Daisy May's or Hill Country. I've never been impressed with Dinosaur. But, it's neat that they're opening down there.

        1. re: tommy

          I'm a big fan of Dinosaur. Once or twice a year, we do takeout from Dinosaur in Harlem, I always get the same thing: the Tres Amigos modified to include pulled pork, Elgin sausage and brisket , mac/cheese and collard greens. The place is always packed, always insanely busy, and the staff takes it all in stride.

      2. Great news! I'm a Syracuse alum so I was thrilled when Dinosaur opened in NYC. Now that there'll be one in NJ I'll really be spoiled. I love their food, especially the chili.

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        1. re: LttlMichey

          it is great news. Now when i pick mom up from penn station, we can do bbq for dinner instead of Portuguese. north jersey is seriously lacking in good bbq imho. any idea when they open? i remember when they opened in Harlem, it was tough for a long time to get reservations.

          1. re: yogi70

            They are hoping to open in November.

            1. re: coldbeer

              Actual they are opening May 9th,,,can't wait

        2. Well that saves some travel time! Great news. I can taste those plump smoky chicken wings right now

            1. It's too late to edit my post from a few days ago, but I started and didn't get to finish it, so...

              WOW is because this is great news for downtown Newark. Having worked there for 7+ years, I watched the slooooow start of the changes, and keep hoping/waiting to see it really happen. Dinosaur BBQ's announcement is exactly the kind of movement the area needs! The arena is great and draws thousands every time there's an event, but it hasn't fully pumped up that part of the city YET in the same way new arenas have in other areas of the country (see: Verizon Center in DC). I just hope a 'name' restaurant of this kind encourages others!