Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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Pit powerhouse John Stage—the Harley enthusiast behing the wildly popular 'cue empire—expands to Brooklyn with this 208-seat Gowanus outpost. Along with signature dishes including dry-rubbed pork ribs and apple-brined BBQ chicken, he unveils a few new items: a "Breakfast All Day" barbecue hash with BBQ brisket and a poached egg; brisket po' boy–style; and a fried-green-tomato sandwich with pimento cheese and chowchow. At former tool-and-dye factory, this expansive honky-tonk is done up Dino-style, with exposed-brick walls, reclaimed banquette booths and sidewalk picnic tables. An installation of recycled whiskey bottles hangs from the high ceiling, and the bar is a set piece from the Russell Crowe film Cinderella Man, stocked with draft beers from Kelso, Sixpoint and Brooklyn Brewery.
Venue name: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Address: 604 Union St
Cross street: between Third and Fourth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
Transport: Subway: R to Union St
Price: Average entree: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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