Hello from Syracuse!
I’m here for work this weekend and am very excited to explore a new town!
In preparation for my trip, Derek and I watched Man v. Food… because that’s what most people watch before they travel to a new city, right? We have a long standing tradition of trying a Man v Food restaurant in most new cities we travel to (I would link examples but I’m blogging from my phone) and it just so happened my work crew was already planning a lunch stop at the first one featured on the Syracuse episode: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
First of all Syracuse is an adorable college town and Dinosaur BBQ adds to its charm. Right outside downtown Syracuse, the restaurant boosts an authentic bbq menu with slow smoked meat, homemade sauce, and even sweet tea. The place looks a little run down with marked walls and tables, but I think it fits the casual vibe.
I already knew what I wanted. My co-worker had agreed to split the Pork Sket sandwich that had been featured on the show and comes piled high with brisket, pulled pork, melted cheese, and coleslaw.
But before we got to that we started with fried green tomatoes.
They were crisp and well seasoned, but I think they were missing some greasiness – they were almost too crisp for me.
The sandwich was huge, just what I was expecting and the two of us struggled to finish the plate.
The brisket was amazing, really rich with a nice smoky flavor. I also loved the sweet addition of the coleslaw that balanced the meat perfectly.
The fries were also a hit, house cut and well done.
Our whole table left stuffed and ready for a nap – a sign of a good meal.
Havr you ever been to Syracuse before? Whar to you recommend?