Step into The Millers BBQ, a take-out joint in East Hampton, an you’re immediately transported out of the Northeast and into the Deep South. The locale just opened this spring, an it’s a great option for grabbing some food on the way to the beach.
“I wanted to get down to rural, All American food,” says co-owner Eric Miller. “I’ve been cooking my entire life- but barbecuing as a chef is a lifestyle choice.”
Insider tip: The key to enjoying Southern fare is napkins, napkins, napkins! The menu includes all of the Southern staples and fixins’.
First, there are the hush puppies, deep-fried cornmeal, which are served with chicken gravy. The brisket- which Eric says has been particularly popular- pulled pork and ribs make up the big-ticket items. All three are available fresh daily, after being cooked in a smoker with oak and cherry wood.
The Millers BBQ also offers an assortment of side items, including some savory baked beans. The pickled vegetables, which rotate seasonally, and fresh corn and tomato salad offer a lighter complement to the heartier main courses. In addition, The Millers BBQ serves quite a few cleaner dishes- try the rotisserie chicken and Long Island duck, or the made-to-order quesadillas.
283 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. 631-329-1000, http:// themillersbbq.net