New Yorkers now have another reason to travel to Newark besides superhero mayor Cory Booker: true-blue BBQ favorite Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has officially opened its doors across the Hudson. The popular BBQ restaurant—whose Harlem location almost always has a long wait to get in—has taken over a massive turn-of-the-20th-century warehouse space downtown. The restaurant pays homage to the building's history—the space has housed a haberdashery, a lighting plant and Newark's first spirit and wine bottler, among other things—with original mosaic floors and a bar counter made from wooden beams recovered during construction. Salvaged wood on the walls and table lends a rustic, homey feel to the space, while lampshades made of tin cutouts of pigs add a touch of suicide food.

Dino's addictive BBQ Chicken Wings are still on the menu, along with St. Louis style pork ribs, brisket and succulent pulled pork. They've added an intriguing BBQ Jerked Lamb Steak, which comes with Honey Hush Cornbread, as well as Korean Style Beef Ribs and a Pecan-Crusted Jerk Salmon if you're not in the mood for meat. The 19 beer draft list draws heavily from local New Jersey breweries like River Horse and Cricket Hill and they can pour a pint of Boylan's root beer, which is also available on tap.

Don't let the New Jersey address dissuade you! Hop a NJ Transit train at Penn Station and you can be gorging yourself on delicious smoked meat in under 20 minutes—probably in less time than you'll spend on line at the Harlem location.

224-226 Market Street, Newark // 862-214-6100