So, since I have been in the game I have been reluctant to try bbq places, mainly because they usually don't know what they are doing and/or cater to the masses who don't know bbq. I hit up Dinosaur BBQ in Baltimore while on vacation l last weekend since I had heard good things and seen them on TV. The rundown:
Pulled pork- too wet. Almost like it was made in a crock pot. Minimal bark, and where it existed it had little flavor (I could manage hints of pepper).
Brisket- pretty sure it was excellent, but it came coated in bbq sauce so it was hard to truly tell.
Pork belly- fairly good, not sure if it was smoked however...may have just been seared
Ribs- they were really pretty damn good. Tender but not fall off the bone, good flavor, the sauce had been glazed on well before so it was not too wet (I like my ribs dry).
Sides- they were very very good. The BBQ fried rice was interesting and delicious.
Overall, I'd have to say it was worth the try. They are a bit mainstream in their bbq approach and don't adhere to one "method" (they are from NY originally) but if your ever near one, give it a shot.