Let’s be real: there is seriously no winter food in the world as cozy and filling as a warm bowl of chili. National Chili Day comes Feb. 25, but one day is too short to profess our love for cheesy, hearty perfection.
Hamptons chefs know how to make a mean bowl. Whether you're celebrating the food holiday or just want to grub out, try one of these top chili spots out East.
In addition to their barbeque expertise, Townline BBQ knows how to make a mean chili. The venison chili topped with cheddar cheese and green onion is no joke. Don't forget to order their perfect cornbread as a side. This bowl is a Townline special, so be sure to grab a cup while you can. Famous sister restaurants Nick & Toni's, Rowdy Hall and La Fondita can vouch for Townline's culinary expertise.
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Most people know Golden Pear for its bagels, spreads and breakfast bites, but us Golden Pear loyalists are in on a fabulous secret: one awesome cup of chili. It's Turkey & Chorizo Chili and Vegetarian Chili are the perfect cure for cold hands and an empty stomach. Dip a french or whole wheat roll in this warm bowl, available in two sizes for two types of appetites. It will become a new addition to your weekly food schedule.
It's no coincidence Citarella has become the Hamptons favorite supermarket, with killer prepared dishes and an unreal selection. While stopping by for groceries, grab a whiff and a bowl of this famous turkey chili. This secret and savored recipe has been kept in the family for years as the perfect cold-day cure. A clear winner in the chili world, you'll actually hope the chilly weather stays a little longer.
Townline BBQ makes just as mean a chili as its sister. After all, good cooking runs in the Honest Man Restaurant Group family. Ground beef, kidney beans, onions and bell peppers are topped with cheddar cheese, chopped red, onion and sour cream, served with house-made cornbread. You know what they say, keep your friends close, and your chilli closer (or something like that).