Is it barbecue or is it grilling? Ask a pro, especially one from the South, and you’ll soon discover that there is a distinct difference between the two. Barbecue is a process, a tradition passed down in the family, that includes of rubs, smokers, grills, pit bosses, and a great deal of pride. Grilling on the other hand is a cooking method that, as an endeavor, involves meticulous prep, watching and waiting, the creation of perfectly aligned grill marks, all resulting in a mouth-watering aroma that invisibly pulls you to discover the deliciousness of whatever has just landed on a platter.
In celebration of the fine art of grilling, and it is an art, Dan’s Papers has created the ultimate challenge pitting eight New York and eight Hamptons chefs head to head in Dan’s GrillHampton presented Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors on Friday, July 17 at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton.
Dan’s GrillHampton showcases the bonafides of eight Hampton chefs who know their way around a grill. If you perchance missed out on seconds at Dan’s GrillHampton you can still visit our Hamptons contenders and judge for yourself. Be sure to let us know who gets your vote as King of the Grill by nominating your faves during our annual Dan’s Best of the Best contest.
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ (199 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, 631-604-6470), Dan’s Best of the Best BBQ Restaurants on the South Fork Platinum winner, Chef Arthur Wolf and his restaurant promise “the East Ends finest southwest BBQ & more with exciting dishes and unique ambiance.” With lots left up to the imagination of what types of food can be grilled, Smokin’ Wolf BBQ offers our favorite delicious, succulent ribs and fantastic grilled corn all year long.
Chef Chris Cariello of 1 North Steakhouse (322 W Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, 631-594-3419) has BBQ lovers covered with the food he is dishing out. From grilled vegetables to pan seared duck breast or sea bass, 1 North Steakhouse is sure to leave diners in an aspiring frenzy of delectable and grilled bites.
Rumba (43 Canoe Place Road, Hampton Bays, 631-594-3544) has Caribbean inspired cuisine nailed. Chef David Hersh’s cultural imagination is infused with his recipes and offers everything with a bit if islander flair. From Mampie Mahi, grilled mahi, fried shrimp, creole reduction sauce, and garlic smashed potatoes or a grilled artichoke appetizer, lest we not forget the ribs, Rumba grills up islander cuisine with an East End twist.
Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton presented by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors on Friday, July 17, and continues on Saturday, July 18, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company, both at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the trio of events on August 22 in Cutchogue. For more information on all three events, including tickets and VIP packages, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.