John Stage is the founder and owner of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and most recently, Apizza Regionale, Flip Bird, Egg at The Bird, and Bar Granger at Gotham Market at The Ashland in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Nearly thirty  years  after  opening their first location in Syracuse, NY in 1988, Stage has grown Dinosaur Bar-B-Que  into  a nationally recognized brand, opening eight more locations, a catering division, an award-winning line of BBQ sauces and rubs, and releasing his own cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse.

Stage brings three different culinary concepts to Gotham Market at The Ashland, the new artisanal culinary market in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. At the market, Stage and his son, Dylan, introduce: Apizza Regionale, serving regionally sourced Italian fare, including pizza, arancini, salads and salumi; Flip Bird, a spatchcock rotisserie and fried chicken restaurant using Amish antibiotic-free chicken; and Egg at The Bird, the market’s grab-and-go and sit down breakfast counter specializing in breakfast sandwiches, homemade granola and coffee from Devocion in Williamsburg. Stage also operates the market’s central bar, Bar Granger. When he’s not cooking, Stage is out on the road for cross-country motorcycle trips. For more information on John Stage, please contact