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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Is Closing After Tonight

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jul 20, 2016 8:24PM

Chicago has a (perhaps unfair) reputation for not having a great barbecue scene—and it looks like it just got a little bit worse. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is closing their only Chicago location after roughly 16 months of operation. Wednesday is the last day for the Lincoln Park spot (923 W. Weed St.). It closes its doors for good at 10 p.m.

Robert A. Baker, Public Relations Manager, of the New York-based chain confirmed the closure with Chicagoist.

In an email statement to Chicagoist, founder/pitmaster John Stage and CEO Rene de la Garrigue said the other nine remaining restaurants, all located in the Northeast corridor of the U.S., will remain open:

"We want to thank everyone who has joined us at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Chicago over the past year. While we will be closing our outpost in Chicago this July, our team remains fully committed to serving our bar-b-que to all our loyal fans at our other nine locations throughout the Northeast."

Dinosaur opened in Chicago in April of 2015. Chicagoist included it in our roundup of the city’s 14 best barbecue joints for its standout St. Louis-style ribs and brisket.

[H/T Eater]