If you remember, we had two stipulations, for wherever we ended up:
A Big Patio
And Cold Beer
Boy, did we definitely find somewhere that delivered!
I still can’t believe that this was our first time visiting Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, seeing as though we were both super excited about it’s arrival here in Troy. I know that it’s pretty popular in it’s other locations, especially with the bikers…
I loved how they had special parking spaces for the bikes!
We had heard that there have been crazy long waits for tables, so we made sure to get there early so we could get a spot exactly where we wanted to be…
Right next to this view of the Hudson River. Isn’t it awesome???
We were happy to see that we even had some live music to keep us entertained.
Immediately upon sitting, we were given some menus, so I perused the beer list to see what looked good.
Well, there were quite a few that looked good, but as soon as I saw my beloved Blue Point Blueberry beer, there was really no question.
I love this beer.
Since we were there pretty early, Jay and I weren’t planning on ordering food right away, so we sat and chatted, enjoying the blaring rays of sunshine that were pouring in on us.
Please, let this be my life every day?
After a little bit, we ended up checking out the appetizers, only to see that they had fried green tomatoes.
I’ve always wanted to try these little gems, so we decided to get a small order of those, along with some honey bbq chicken wings for hubby.
Can I just say, these fried green tomatoes were fantastic. I completely ignored the fact that they were fried and covered in buttermilk ranch because, hey, they’re tomatoes. No big deal, right?
While we were sitting, we were able to get in touch with our friends Josh and Erika to see if they wanted to join us for dinner. So about an hour later, they arrived and we ordered some dinner.
I got the Original Pulled Pork Sandwich with french fries and simmered greens.
I really, really love pulled pork. Like, a lot. Especially when it’s slathered in bbq sauce. This stuff was amaaaaazing.
The french fries tasted like they were hand cut, not like the ones that just come out of a bag, so they too were delicious. The simmered greens, which were a mix of collard and mustard greens, were actually quite good too, and had some really good flavor goin’ on.
On the side, we got some corn bread, which I tried a piece of. Again, delicious.
After hanging out some more on the patio, the four of us decided that we were in the mood for some gelato. Knowing that there was a place “a couple blocks” up the road, we decided to walk there. Well, “a couple blocks” ended up being more like six blocks, only to find out that the place was closed.
So we walked the other six blocks back, braving barking pit-bulls through windows and all, got in our car, and headed down the road straight to my favorite ice cream spot, The Snowman.
I skipped my usual order, but unfortunately, I was a distracted blogger and almost completely forgot to take a picture of my delicious cone…
I will tell you that at one time, that cone was about 4 times the size of what you see here, topped with one scoop of homemade Oreo and one scoop of Black Raspberry yogurt. Goodness gracious, I was in heaven!
Our night didn’t end here though, my friends. After getting ice cream, we headed back down the road to a local brewery, Brown’s Brewing Co., to meet up with some other friends for a drink.
Brown’s is actually the home of another one of my favorite brews, Cherry Raspberry Ale.
They even put a cherry at the bottom of the glass…heyyy, haven’t I seen that before?
Jay got one for himself, but I was the cool kid who stuck with water. Once I have my sweets for the night, I am dunzo. Not to mention the fact that these are heavy beers, too.
Thanks, Josh & Rik for letting me take your picture.
I told them they better get used to it, since they’re gonna be seeing a whole lot more of us pretty soon.
But I’ll get to that more another time.
Talk about an awesome, fun-filled night! CHEERS!
I’ve got another long, fun-filled day ahead of me today, so it’s time to get movin’. Hope your weekend is going just as well!
Questions for the Morning:
What is your…
- Favorite beer (or other drink if you don’t have one)?
- Favorite ice cream (either location or flavor)?
- Favorite thing covered in bbq sauce?