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Dallas BBQ Adds Four New Items To Their Menu And They Are Tasty!

February 10, 2017

Get your eating shirt on because you need to try these new items

Dallas BBQ is a family-run restaurant that has provided New York City with delicious and authentic BBQ for over 30 years.  Having locations within four of the five boroughs, Dallas BBQ is the place that everyone knows to go to if they’re in the mood for good, homey BBQ with a side of fun and tasty drinks.  On Tuesday, Dallas BBQ hosted an event to debut their three new food items along with their new Valentine’s Day drink.

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The first item that they were debuting was their Dallas BBQ Chicken and Waffles.  Chicken and waffles is such a staple southern comfort food so we were excited to try it out.  The dish features three pieces of fried chicken, the wing, a boneless thigh, and a boneless breast.  It comes with a delicious cheddar and scallion waffle and is served with Dallas BBQ’s famous sticky sauce.  The chicken was crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and the heat from the seasoning in the chicken was balanced out nicely with the sticky sauce.  And the waffle was a great feature too because who doesn’t like a nice savory and buttery waffle to go along with their fried chicken?

The next dish they were serving was the sriracha chicken sandwich.  This dish is made with a whole breast of fried chicken with lettuce, tomato, pickles, with a potato roll.  The dish is then topped with a Texas Peddle sauce and a sweet sriracha sauce.  This dish was packed with flavor.  The sriracha sauce had a little heat but was balanced out with the sweetness inside that same sauce.  There was a nice vary of textured with the chicken and the roll too.  The Texas Peddle sauce added a good amount of acidity to the dish so it didn’t get boring after a while.  Overall, this dish was a very good and flavorful dish.

Their third dish is called The Healthy Bowl which is a spinach salad topped with red cabbage, mushrooms, quinoa, avocado, kidney beans, and tomatoes.  It is then finished off with either grilled shrimp, salmon, steak, or rotisserie chicken.  The salad was a good salad.  Had a nice combination of textures and paired with the choice of meat made it stand out from other boring and dull salads.

And the last thing that they are adding their menu is their new Valentine’s Day drink called The Kinky Shades of Love.  The drink is a combination of a Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea, strawberry pina colada, and the traditional pina colada.  It is served with a shot of Red Alize and an upside down mini bottle of Moscato sparkling wine.  This drink was basically an alcoholic slushie filled with strawberry and coconut flavors which is something we think is amazing.  This drink was sweet, colorful, and such a fun time to drink.

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Press Release – Dallas BBQ Debuts Three New Food Items!


New York, New York, February 8, 2017 Today, Dallas BBQ’s announced they are expanding their comfort food menu to include Chicken and Waffles, a Sriracha Chicken Sandwich and the Healthy Power Bowl. A newly added Valentine’s Day drink, Kinky Shades of Love, is the perfect addition to the restaurant chain’s popular frozen drink menu.  All ten Dallas BBQ locations will now feature these new items on their menu.

Dallas BBQ’s Chicken and Waffles is the restaurant’s take on a southern classic. The dish features three pieces of breaded to-order fried chicken (a wing, a boneless thigh, and a boneless breast). The fried chicken is then smothered in Dallas BBQ’s famous Sticky sauce and served over a homemade cheddar-scallion savory waffle and is accompanied with coleslaw and pickles to cut the sweetness.

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The Sriracha Chicken Sandwich features a whole breast of fried chicken with lettuce tomato and pickles on a classic potato roll. It is topped with Texas Peddle sauce (a seasoned mayonnaise with horseradish and spices) and Dallas BBQ’s own sweet Sriracha sauce.

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The Healthy Power Bowl is a spinach salad topped with red cabbage, mushrooms, quinoa, avocado, and kidney beans for the health-conscious customer. It is finished off with the customers’ choice of fresh grilled shrimp, salmon, steak, or rotisserie chicken.


The Kinky Shades of Love Valentine’s Day Drink is a fun take on the sexy cocktail. Named after the popular film, this tri-color frozen drink consists of Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea, strawberry piña colada and traditional piña colada and served with a shot of Red Alizé and an upside-down mini bottle of Moscato sparkling wine (in the fashion of a bulldog).

The three new items follow the successful launches of Pineapple Shrimp, grilled salmon, mini onion loaf, boneless wings and the mini side salad. “We have seen that our customers enjoy healthy options alongside fun and comforting new dishes. In the past few weeks we have been blown away by the popularity of the new items, especially the Chicken & Waffles—over 5000 sold,” says Stuart Wetanson, Dallas BBQ.

“Creating, developing and launching new items is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of my work. My goal is to keep Dallas BBQ exciting and relevant while being recognized as an iconic NYC Staple,” Wetanson continues.

Known for their “Famous” Texas Crispy and Honey-basted “Sticky” chicken wings, barbeque ribs and Texas-sized frozen cocktails and bulldogs, Dallas BBQ’s has been a New York City staple since the 1980’s. The family owned restaurant has long been revered as the “go to” restaurant for great food, affordable prices and great portions.

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In 1936, Carl and Grace Wetanson opened “Grace’s Luncheonette” which began a four-generation family-run restaurant operation. The historic “Wetson’s Hamburgers” chain grew in the 1960s to almost 100 units dotting the landscape of New York City and surrounding areas. Dallas BBQ now has 10 locations across New York City and the Wetanson’s acclaimed Italian restaurant Tony’s DiNapoli has two locations in midtown and the Upper East Side.

Dallas BBQ started in 1978 as a simple Chicken & Ribs restaurant. As the concept grew into itself through the eighties and nineties, Dallas BBQ became locally famous for “Texas-size” frozen drinks and a broad menu of affordable, fresh and tasty food.

With over 60 years of restaurant experience Herb Wetanson works side by side with his son, Greg Wetanson and grandson, Stuart Wetanson, running Dallas BBQ and Tony’s DiNapoli. The three generations of owners bring with them unique perspectives and different areas of expertise. Greg has dedicated 30 years of his career to the growth and professionalism of the company. Stuart has been working as a partner for 6 years now but has been a presence in the business since his infancy. 



Dallas BBQ has ten locations in the New York City area and is the perfect venue to host your next event. With a variety of unique private and semi-private event spaces, we allow you to host your big plans, announcements, receptions, banquets, parties, holiday celebrations, seated dinners, press events and cocktail parties throughout the multi-floor restaurants, with the ability to annex the indoor/outdoor space (limited locations) for events requiring full venue access for up to 1,000 guests.

We also provide off-site catering and delivery services for your office and in-home entertaining needs.

To discuss your event needs further,

Rosa Matos

Event Coordinator for Dallas BBQ

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Barbecue Chain’s Original Link, in Unlikely Spot, Is No More

From left, Dr. Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Jessica Laporte, Karen Darlestin, Tatiana Holly, Urline Jean-Baptiste and Tamara Edme at Dallas BBQ on Tuesday. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

It was an exercise in contrast, a tableau of multimillion-dollar apartments, sticky barbecue sauce and lemon-scented towelettes.

On West 72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, an elegant boulevard that tumbles out of the park, the buildings have names like the Majestic and the Hermitage. On the corner, the late Lauren Bacall’s three-bedroom apartment at the Dakota, one of the most storied apartment houses in Manhattan, is for sale for $26 million. Every day, a burbling stream of tourists meanders along the sidewalk, snapping pictures of the splendor.

And when they got thirsty, those out-of-towners, and more than a few in-towners, would stop at the Dallas BBQ restaurant in the middle of the block, perhaps to buy a boozy, frozen drink called the Pineapple Crush for $6.99. (An extra shot, plopped in the glass in what looked like a test tube, cost $2.) A drink called the Bulldog, with a miniature Corona in the slush, was also available.


Large plates of ribs, chicken and other barbecue fare and oversize drinks were the main attractions at the original Dallas BBQ restaurant, on West 72nd Street. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

For more than 30 years, the Dallas BBQ on 72nd Street served up cheap ribs and liquor on what was, increasingly, a rarefied block. The location was the first of what became a small family empire of about a dozen restaurants across New York City. At 9 p.m. Wednesday, that incongruous era ended: The original Dallas BBQ slung its last frozen daiquiri and closed its doors forever.

The main reason for the closing was familiar: a rent increase. And while many people look at that block of 72nd Street and see glamour and grandeur, Stuart Wetanson, 25, whose family owns the Dallas BBQ chain, also sees what it lacks.

“We look to be close to a major subway hub, close to major business areas, commercial districts, movie theaters, hospitals, schools,” he said. “All the things West 72nd Street is missing.”


Stuart Wetanson, whose family began serving inexpensive food and drinks at the first Dallas BBQ, on 72nd Street, more than 30 years ago, outside the chain’s Times Square location. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

There were other limitations. Outside the chain’s restaurant in Times Square, a rotating red and blue “BBQ” sign, about the size of a full-grown person, announces its presence. On West 72nd Street, small navy awnings mark the spot. The block lies within a historic district, where signage must be approved by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. When asked if the commission would be likely to approve a person-size rotating BBQ sign on West 72nd Street, a spokeswoman for the panel laughed.

Mr. Wetanson’s grandfather Herb Wetanson opened a restaurant at 27 West 72nd Street in 1978 that the family describes as a franchise of Swiss Chalet, a Canadian rotisserie chicken chain. (Certain details of the current décor, like patches of faux exposed brick, leave the impression that you are munching on dinner in the dungeon of a castle.) Within about two years, the elder Mr. Wetanson started to add ribs and other barbecue fare.

On a recent Monday night, the 300-seat space was more than half full by 6:45. A young woman seated at the bar, who said she worked at a nearby Banana Republic, declared herself heartbroken that the restaurant was closing because it was the only decent place in the area to get a cheap drink. To go with that drink, she recommended the Hennessy Burger, which was served with bacon, Cheddar cheese and a gooey, reddish sauce.


The exterior of the original Dallas BBQ restaurant, on West 72nd Street, on Tuesday. Noise from crowds outside the entrance would sometimes annoy neighbors. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times

Dallas BBQ mostly had a peaceful relationship with its neighbors, though there were occasional kerfuffles. In the mid-1990s, an anonymous flier posted around the neighborhood urged people to complain to local politicians about the crowds that gathered outside the restaurant and the noise they created. Scott M. Stringer, now the city comptroller but a state assemblyman at the time, got involved, and a weekend doorman was hired.

Some neighbors continued to complain about the buses filled with student or sightseeing groups that idled outside, and the crowds that could make it difficult to pass on the sidewalk. In the past dozen years, the city’s 311 line for questions and complaints would get calls about excessive noise from time to time.

June Rousso, who has lived next door for 30 years, said that every so often, someone at a co-op board meeting would say, “Oh, I hope that lease is coming up soon.”

Wish granted.

Mr. Wetanson said workers at 72nd Street would all get jobs at other locations. He also said he hoped to find a new West Side site on a more heavily traveled block, maybe near Columbus Circle or 125th Street — and not one where signs need landmark commission approval.