One of my favorite places to eat in the Rochester, NY area is the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It’s a down South, Honky Tonk style restaurant that offers amazing food, music, and great seats, if you can get them, that allows you to look out at the falls while you eat lunch or dinner. The building use to be part of the old subway system that once existed, that’s now long gone. Now what’s left is a historic building that they did an incredible job of converting into one of the best bar-b-que restaurants in the city. They have an extensive menu that offers pulled pork, chicken wings, hamburgers, and my favorite, bar-b-que chicken with some tummy satisfying sides.
Many years ago before I discovered this awesome restaurant I have to admit, that I wasn’t a fan of bar-b-que sauce at all. Growing up I never had the chance to try authentic bar-b-que sauce. Instead I had only experienced the commercial store brands that tasted like pure sugar rather than the deep, rich bar-b-que sauce that the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offers. After looking at the nutrition facts on the back of these sugary bar-b-que sauce’s bottles, I realized that they had so much sugar in them that you’d be better off just dumping sugar packets onto your food instead. Plus they are loaded with truck loads of artificial ingredients and preservatives. How anybody could enjoy these highly processed bar-b-que sauces is beyond me.
The first time I visited the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que I fell in love with the Southern atmosphere. You can smell the aroma from the grilled food, cooked on an open fire from way down the street. If you don’t know where the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is located, all you have to do is follow the smell. There’s no way you can miss it. Out front there’s always some cool looking motorcycles parked with a cloud of smoke right behind them. Once you enter the place you will see some incredible old fashioned style ceilings and pillars, with some wooden tables that look like they’d belong in an old shack out in the middle of nowhere. There’s something inviting about the place from the laid back crowd, to the friendly service that greets you with a smile.
Of course it’s the food that I enjoy the most and the very reason I’ve returned multiple times throughout the years. Everything is cooked on the grill over an open fire, just like in the South. Whenever people come from out of town and ask where to eat, I tell them to go to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Without failure, they always come back and say that the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is the best Honky Tonk bar-b-que place they’ve ever visited, even the people who come from the Southern States. That’s just how good this place really is. In fact they’ve been expanding due to how well their bar-b-que styled food tastes. The first place that they opened was in Syracuse, followed by Rochester, and a few other multiple locations, with the newest in Brooklyn, New York.
Everytime I ate at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que I would sample different sauces that they provide on the table. Their sauces range from very hot to the rich soothing, Sensuous Slathering Bar-B-Que, which is my favorite. The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que does sell all they’re sauces at their restaurants or online, which usually doesn’t take very long to receive. Of course if you’re impatient you can always buy it at the local grocery store seeing that the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has a huge following, especially in the New York State area, and available almost everywhere.
What I truly love about the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensuous Slathering sauce is the taste. This sauce doesn’t taste sweet like pure sugar. Instead it has a smoothe taste that makes your meat, sauces or dressings taste extra special. What I like to do is add Sensuous Slathering bar-b-sauce to rotisserie, white chicken meat in order to add moisture and tons of flavor. Sensuous Slathering Bar-B-Que Sauce has no artificial ingredients or preservatives and instead uses real crushed tomatoes, peppers and spices.
I’m a huge fan of buying fresh, all natural foods that are manufactured locallly from companies that specialize in certain products. The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has a great reputation of having amazing food and service, and because of this combination has been around for many years while adding more locations. Everything they make is fresh, all natural and has an authentic down South Honky Tonk taste. They have done the same thing with the bar-b-que and hot sauces that they sell from both their restaurants and online, and they use only the best natural ingredients that none of the commercial companies can compete with. Would I recommend buying their bar-b-que sauce in order to enjoy that down South flavor when you can’t visit their restaurants? Absolutely! This has become my favorite bar-b-que sauce and I’m sure it will become yours also. And if you want something hotter, they have that too.