When it rains, it POURS, folks! Ben Popken Writes is reporting that an outpost of the beloved Dinosaur Barbecue, based up in Syracuse but also a hit in Harlem, will be opening up at 604 Union Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues. Yep, that's a block away from Fort Reno Provisions, a barbecue restaurant from the owner of Palo Santo that's slated to open next week.
This space, which was previously home to Perfect Metals, is massive, and is sure to become a destination unto itself. While it's technically in Gowanus, it's just steps away from the Slope as well as walking distance from the Barclays Center. Dinosaur launched in 1988, and over the years their insanely delicious barbecue has found its way to Rochester, Troy, and Harlem. It's a thing of fierce devotion for its loyalists, and I foresee some tensions between this place and the (much) smaller Fort Reno, which will essentially be right across the street.