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Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits
Sauceasaurus: Syracuse-based chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will open a restaurant in Gowanus June 19.
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Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will open in Gowanus on June 19, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans.

The newest outpost of the Syracuse-based chain, which has rabid fans throughout the Northeast, was supposed to open earlier this year. However, the renovation of its Union Street building near the Gowanus was set back when the roof blew off during Hurricane Sandy.

The new restaurant sits in a former tool and die shop. Owner John Stage kept the gritty aesthetic.

“This was the perfect time and perfect place to open this restaurant,” said Dinosaur spokeswoman Denise Psyhogios. “It’s close to the Barclays Center and all the hotels.”

The menu will feature a handful of new items only available at the Brooklyn location, as well as beer from local breweries, including Brooklyn Brewery, Six Point Brewery, and Kelso. It will not, contrary to its name, be serving dinosaur. The main dining room, which will seat 180, features a large sculpture made of antique whiskey bottles created by artist Brandon d’Leo.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 604 Union Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, Gowanus [dinosaurbarbque.com]

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.

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