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From Brisket, to Cornbread, to Ribs: Dinosaur Bar-b-que Roars into Stamford – Exclusive First Tastes

5 Dec

dinosaur bar-b-que sign Stamford

Update:  see our complete review here.

Good things come to those who wait.  That’s the BBQ creed, you know?  Time is your friend when it comes to smoking up some ribs, bringing out that smoke ring, and making things delicate.    Well, we kind of feel the same way about Dinosaur Bar-b-que here in Stamford.  When we heard rumblings of Dinosaur opening in Stamford, we got the news straight from the Dino’s mouth and were the first to share it.  We also gave you an interview with owner and pitmaster, John Stage, breaking down his BBQ, his style, and what to eat in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.  Well, lucky OmNomCT was invited to a special sneak peek a day before the opening and we even had a chance to chat with John Stage himself.  What a really nice guy!  So, if this is the first time you’re hearing about Dinosaur Bar-b-que, here’s a crash course:

  • Dinosaur Bar-b-que Stamford Pig WelcomeJohn Stage started Dinosaur Bar-b-que as a mobile BBQ truck that followed biker rallies and events.
  • He opened up Dinosaur in Syracuse in 1988  because people couldn’t get enough Dino.
  • Dinosaur Syracuse quickly became a rite of passage for BBQ lovers and a place of pilgrimage for bikers across the country.
  • Dinosaur Bar-b-que became a cult, a legend.
  • Dinosaur Bar-b-que sauces are sold in stores now for your slathering, BBQ, and grilling needs.
  • Dinosaur Bar-b-que has taken over Harlem, Newark, Rochester, Stamford, Syracuse, and Troy.  Dinosaur Buffalo is on the way.

Now, dear friends, we’re pleased to share with you…the first BBQ slathered, rib-sauce all over your face, hands sticky beyond all recognition because of brisket juice review of Dinosaur Bar-b-que Stamford.

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Celebrity Chefs, Food, and Wine Galore @ 2012 Greenwich Food + Wine Festival

21 Sep
Doesn’t it annoy you when you hear about the NYC Food and Wine Festival, year after year?  You look up the details, it seems great, and you tell yourself that someday, maybe someday, you’ll finally attend.  You look into the classes or sessions but they are sold out within the first few hours.  Well, boo on that.  Boo on that because Westchester and Fairfield County people have their own three days of awesomeness to look forward to.  Last year was the inaugural year of the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival, hosted by Serendipity magazine.  This year it’s back and, we dare say, it looks even more amazing.  Tickets might be a bit on the high end of the scale, but all of the proceeds are going to The Hole in the Wall Gang.  Here’s a little clip from their website, describing what they are all about:
“Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp serves more than 20,000 children and family members annually.”
Well, onto the fun!  We’ll take you on a day by day breakdown of the festivities:
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