- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 4.1.2009 edition (March 17, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580089712
- ISBN-13: 978-1580089715
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse Paperback – February 17, 2009
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que kicked into gear in 1983 when John Stage, a Harley-loving biker with a taste for barbecue, took to the road cooking sandwiches on a sawed-in-half 55-gallon drum at "biker gigs" up and down the East Coast. Stage sampled world-class barbecue in Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, and Memphis, soaking up "the Southern barbecue vibe" (and picking up Creole, Asian, and Cuban influences along the way) before setting up shop in Syracuse, New York, in 1988. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse captures the reach-out-and-taste-it smell of slow-cooked barbecue that hits you two blocks away from the "genuine honky-tonk rib joint," where outfront a row of gleaming Harleys stand at attention and inside a sassy, ready-to-bust-your-chops wait staff cuts through the eclectic crowd of bikers, students, suits, and blues lovers (there's live music almost nightly), serving up half-racks of Dinosaur-Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, and Honey Hush Corn Bread.
Between recipes for Drunken Spicy Shameless Shrimp with Brazen Cocktail Sauce and Not Your Mama's Meatloaf are samples of the restaurant's infamous restroom graffiti ("When life gives you lemons... add vodka") and photos of staff tattoos. Stage and coauthor Nancy Radke realize that not all backyard grill masters own smokers, let alone the kind of hickory-log-fueled industrial pits at the Dinosaur (nicknamed "The Coffin" and "The Doghouse"), so they present home cooks with a helpful Techniques of Outdoor Cookin' section that offers advice on how to grill and smoke with wood chips.
And no matter the season, this cookbook will quickly become a dog-eared favorite, as many of the more than 100 recipes are perfect for indoor cooking anytime of the year. Whip up a batch of the all-purpose Mutha Sauce (a versatile starting off point for many of the dishes) and you'll have enough ammunition for a weekend's worth of recipes. If you want to come any closer to living the complete Dinosaur experience at home, you'll need a Harley out front, a cold beer in hand, and Roosevelt Dean and the Spellbinders jammin' in the living room. --Brad Thomas Parsons --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
* Features more than 100 flavor-packed recipes from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the perennially popular, Syracuse-based, honky-tonk rib joint. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
We actually used them to cater our wedding reception because we love their food so much: Dinosaur's mac n cheese is the greatest thing you will ever put in your mouth.
On to The Book:
The man beast went out and bought a smoker and we have since been experimenting with the Wonderful World of Smoked Meats.
This bad boy was suggested to me as we were stumbling through our endeavor and it has pretty much changed my life. They writers break everything down so even a novice cook can create fantastic food and while some of it is a little involved, nothing is particularly difficult to work your way through. Their recipes have so much Flavor! And they have a solid cornbread recipe, which I had been struggling to find for awhile.
I will say the book itself is a little odd with the choice of photos they have throughout it- not sure what a tramp stamp has to do with ribs, but the ribs were delightful so I suppose it is what it is, just not what I would have picked.
If you are not convinced on this purchase, go google Drunken Shameless Spicy Shrimp Dinosaur - make it - and know that most of their recipes are equally TASTY!
Oh Boy! Was I glad that we went. I took 12 people out for dinner Sunday night and we were all blown away by the food and atmosphere. On arrival I was immediately approached by John, their 6' 7" head of security, who informed me that he was going to keep an eye on me as well as the other riff-raff in the crowd. Thus began our adventure.
After a tremendously tasty dinner of large proportions, we stopped by the gift area to pick up one of their cook books. Turns out it was closed on Sunday night but I could pick one up on Amazon. So I ordered one and am now hip deep in it. For starters, it is an attractively put together book. The history of the two restaurants (Syracuse and Rochester) is explained as well as the different ways to cook bar-b-que at home. After that appear about 100 great recipes that sure look like the meals we were served. The recipes are well-explained and easily duplicated. As always, your cooking equipment, expertise, and the quality of your chosen ingredients will greatly affect your results.
So what you have here is an attractive, well-written, entertaining, and reasonably priced cook book that presents 100 tried and true great meals in an easy to understand format. If you love bar-b-que, you'll love this book. And don't forget to visit the restaurants if you in are in the area. You won't be disappointed.
The cover of this cookbook can be deceiving. It is not clear that it is a cookbook until you open it up and very few of the recipes are actually served in the restaurants. That said, even though they're not receipes from the restaurant, they are still high quality and tasty. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que also sells several different kinds of BBQ sauce and rubs. This cookbook has recipes to make the sauces and rubs from scratch, but has a resource section in the back that recommeds substitutions using the brand name Dinosaur Bar-B-Que sauces and rubs.
I highly recommend this cookbook to any BBQ or American Roadhouse type food fans.
I like asking people who have the book what their favorite recipe is and you'd be surprised at how many different answers you will get and this is because there are SO many outstanding in this book. Buy this book, it is so worth it!!!
One word of caution, buy the hard cover. My paperback fell apart within a month or two.