Whether your ancestors settled here long ago (like some of mine), your great-grandparents stepped off a boat onto Ellis Island (like the rest of mine), or you or your parents landed at Newark Airport, every Jersey family tree was planted somewhere else. Most of us once were foreigners. New Jerseyans trace their roots to every country you can name, and we’re fiercely proud of that. At a time when presumptive political leaders peddle fear and blame immigrants for every societal problem, New Jersey draws strength from our immigrant past and present. (more…)
Newark, NJ 07105
July 6, 2012
The Syracuse, NY-based BBQ chain has it’s first New Jersey location, right next to the Prudential Center in Downtown Newark. Dinosaur is a bustling spot with a big bar scene and two large dining rooms. Reservations are a must before or after any event at the Rock.
For me, the sides I tried – hushpuppies, mac & cheese, turkey neck greens – outshine the barbecue (pork ribs, Texas brisket), which was OK, not spectacular. Not a lot of flavor in the meat itself, under the branded BBQ sauce. The extensive, TGI-Friday-ish menu includes fried green tomatoes, the “Big Ass Pork Plate,” barbecue chicken, and everything BBQ in a sandwich.
It’s a fun place to eat, though, with a very good beer list and some enthusiastic servers.