Entries in dinosaur barbecue (3)


Park Slope Oyster Bar Will Be Grand and Centrally Located

News broke at the end of last week that century-old Grand Central Oyster Bar will open an outpost in the former Fornino space in Park Slope. Fornino closed at the beginning of the year and a couple's plans to open a restaurant there fell through after rent was raised and the owner starting looking for golden arches or an equally mindless cash cow to occupy the 256 Fifth Avenue space.

Grand Central Oyster Bar has two locations in Tokyo and one in the Newark Airport. The new project in Park Slope will make the neighborhood one of the city's premiere destinations for oysters and synchs with the neighborhood's quickly changing landscape. Le Pain Quotidien recently opened in the former Moutarde space across the street from Fornino, Calexico will open soon one block south, and barbecue heavyweight Dinosaur Barbecue has hit their stride having opened a month ago a block and a half west (technically Gowanus). From here on out it looks like it's all or nothing for Park Slope. [GTHMST]


Donde Dinner? - 435 Halsey Street

Donde Dinner? wants to make your next dining experience an adventure. So, every Friday, we pick a restaurant and post its address for you. The catch is, that's all the information you get. No name, no type of cuisine, and no Googling. But first, here's last week's address:

604 Union Street = Dinosaur Barbecue (because no one's a bigger fan than us)

This week's restaurant follows typical Donde Dinner? fashion. Price, quality, and accessibility have all been taken into account. You won't be waiting at the bar for two hours with $15 cocktails and you never have to worry about a dress code. Just hop on the train, or your feet, or your bike, and head to:

435 Halsey Street (map)


Dinosaur Barbecue Opens Tonight at 5pm

We've been anticipating Dinosaur Barbecue opening since January last year and have kept a close eye ever since. We wait no longer. Tonight at 5pm Brooklyn's Dinosaur Barbecue opens to the public. The restaurant was in soft opening mode over the weekend with friends and family Thursday - Saturday and a VIP event last night. Stage's Upstate 'cue was served for each occasion and we had the good fortune of attending. Here's a look at the space and some of the 'cue.

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