You know what ultimate ballin’ is?
Pigging out on a rack of delicious monster ribs after an epic rock concert across the street at the Prudential Center, and washing it down with Shiner Bock while the place is overflowing with fellow metal heads coming off the high of an amazing show. Bang your head! Dinosaur Bar-B-Que rocked my world!
It does not get any better than this. They kept the place open past it’s normal 11:00 closing time as they knew the ravenous horde would be piling out of the concert ready to eat and drink. The staff was courteous and super friendly, and did not even kick our group out even though we were the last customers in the place. We have been here a few times now after seeing Iron Maiden, last night after the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert, and it’s always a delicious meal to cap off an awesome time spent listening to some of my favorite music. Taking the quick train ride back to NYC in a meat coma is a given after this place!
The menu features an impressive selection of domestic, craft, and imported beers at reasonable prices. The food options range from small plates to brontosaurus sized platters. I could not believe they have Shiner Bock and happily gulped down a few cans with my feast. We started with fried green tomatoes, and then dug into a Sweetheart Deal For Two which included a full rack of ribs, cornbread, and four homemade sides for $29.95. As the sides we chose the mini iceberg wedge with bar-b-blues dressing, whipped sweet potatoes sprinkled with spicy walnuts, sweet & sour cole slaw, and marinated vegetables.
Yes, this was gluttony at it’s finest, and after training for the past few months for an upcoming Tough Mudder I did not care! Calories be damned! I think I huffed down most of the platter by myself! The ribs are delish! I have also had the pulled pork here which was tender and tasty. The sides are pretty damn good too. There are a few house sauces to slather on your meat from sweet to spicy depending on your palate.
Located right across from the Prudential Center and a few blocks away from the train station it offers easy access when attending an event, munching out, and then heading back into the city. It’s located in an old brick building from the 1890′s that housed many businesses over the decades. While updating the space for the restaurant they kept many of the architectural features of the building intact. As it always seems crowded with a long wait on concert and game days I would suggest making reservations in advance.
Rolled out of here fat and happy with the sweet sounds of holiday metal tunes still rolling through my mind. Up The Irons! \m/