When we think bbq we think of the open pit fires of carolina pig, the luscious dry rubbed ribs of Memphis, and the classic tender Texas Hickory smoked Beef. Amongst the trendy sushi bars, avant-garde gastropubs, and gourmet burgers of the Hamptons the Smokin' Wolf is like manna from heaven for those that desire quality bbq. The proprietor of the establishment is no beginner to the art of the 'Q. Blending the best of all the traditional bbq regions in one platter he has brought a true culinary gift to us New Yorkers. Try the sauce, one taste rings of traditional carolina bbq with a satisfying blend of vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, and a secret blend of spices. Take a spoon of Brisket chili and get kicked in the mouth of super pack with flavor "burnt ends" (edges of brisket saturated by its own juice and spices) or my personal favorite the pulled chicken white bean chili. But of course we must discuss the bbq platter. Never say the Smokin' Wolf lets its customers go home hungry. All of its entrees are heaped with generous portions but the true jewel of the menu is the bbq platter. Choose a combination of bbq meats (my go to is a mixture of Brisket, duck, bbq chicken, and pulled chicken) and get ready to chomp down. Every dish is perfectly smoked in the restaurant's on site smoker and treated with loving care and patience as if it were marble under the chisel of a renaissance sculptor. But like every true 'Q place the sides aren't after thoughts, they bring to the table as much gastronomic joy as the entree. The cornbread is heavenly, crumbly but not loose, buttery but not too rich. The brown sugar baked beans bring memories of cowboys gathered around the campfire staring at the stars and enjoying a hearty meal as a reward for a hard day's work. The mashed yams, a divine blend of nature's candy, butter, and molasses. The desserts are all meant to pack your stomach with that one more bite of goodness that you swear you can't eat until you see it right in front of you and you decide "Maybe I can handle a bit more. " sadly this is a seasonal restaurant opening in early summer and closing in October. For anyone visiting the Hamptons it would be a crime to skip this sanctuary of 'Q.
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