For one reason or another, I never had a happy Mother’s Day. This past May, I decided that I was going to plan my own holiday. I chose to eat at Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford, CT because I love BBQs… What a disappointment! The food was below par.
SWAG SAMPLER PLATE: drunken spicy shrimp boil, chicken wings, fried green tomatoes, devil eggs. The shrimps and the chicken wings were average at best. The fried green tomatoes seemed interesting but had too much batter and were over-fried. The devil eggs had too much mayo and tasted disgusting.
BBQ Sliders: pulled pork with pickle. This was the best dish for the entire meal. The pulled pork was tender and juicy. the pickle was refreshing against the bad appetizers but the bun was average super market grade.
Full Rack of BBQ Pork Ribs – St. Louis ribs were dry rubbed and slow pit-smoked, then lightly glazed with their original BBQ Sauce. This was below average because the meat was dry and too fatty. The sauce was tasty but was not enough to offset the dry meat.
Side dishes are: turkey neck greens, BBQ beans with pork, Harlem potato salad. Other than the Harlem potato salad, the greens and the beans are a home run, in comparison to the sub par meat. For better southern greens, click here.
The moral of the story for Mother’s Day 2015 is to avoid chain restaurants and do a better research job. Oh – the decor of the restaurant was the enjoyable part of the experience. It was BBQ themed.
This experience took place at
845 Canal St
Stamford, CT 06902