Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dinosaur BBQ

I moved here from Syracuse, and what I miss most (apart from Wegmans) is the Dinosaur BBQ. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is great fun, and the crowd mixes blue collar and business suits, elbow to elbow. (I keep a bottle of BBQ sauce for emergencies - who knew I'd need it to illustrate a blog post?)

So it was exciting to see All Over Albany's report that Dinosaur BBQ may come to the Capital Region. Here's more information from the Schenectady Daily Gazette. It sounds like they're scouting sites, but haven't yet announced a deal.

Dinosaur BBQ would be a perfect fit for Rensselaer! We're just a quick hop over the river from Albany. We have access from both Rt. 90 and Rt. 787. And then there's the new Amtrak station - don't think that people won't take a train trip for BBQ - the Dinosaur is a Destination!

The growing momentum of our downtown and waterfront redevelopment would mean Dinosaur BBQ could get in early on a really good thing, while the prices are still cheap. And they don't seem averse to remodeling - even a warehouse, as they demonstrated in Harlem.

Call to Action: If you have a suitable building or location, or if you're with the City and know of some good sites, please get in touch with these folks ASAP. If you know someone who might have a site, please e-mail this post to them (envelope icon below).