2004_11_food_dinobbq.jpgThe New York Times reports that Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, wildly popular in Syracuse and Rochester, will be opening its Harlem outpost on December 1st. Gothamist has had the pleasure of eating in the Rochester branch and tasting their pulled pork sandwiches at Taste of New York (we actually went back for seconds!) and we have to admit we're pretty excited to see Dinosaur joining the ranks of New York's pit-smoked barbecue along with Pearson's Texas Barbecue, Daisy May's, Philly's Smoke House and Blue Smoke. But is there room for more 'cue? Dinosaur founder, owner and chef John Stage thinks so. "I don't think it's possible to saturate the New York market in any category, and especially not barbecue." Amen to that. Now pass the ribs.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 646 West 131st Street, 212-694-1777. Opening December 1st.