Tuesday, March 11, 2014
NEW HARLEM EATERY NO. 9: DINOSAUR BBQ
DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE, 700 WEST 125TH STREET AT 12TH AVENUE
Back in 2004, the notable Dinosaur BBQ took a huge step and moved into the Manhattaville warehouse district and barbecue has not been the same uptown ever since. This first NYC location proved that a big name can be successful even in the most remote part of Harlem and the BBQ spot attracts longtime locals as well as folks from downtown. The area is at a bit of a standstill because Columbia University has purchased and demolished most of the surround blocks for a new campus but a few other businesses have since arrived. Fairway supermarket also has a location just a bit north and a parking lot for customers so the part of West Harlem remains somewhat of an out-of-the-way destination.