Christmas is coming early at Townline BBQ. The road house on Highway 27 in Wainscott generated quite a buzz in recent weeks when it announced that it would carve out a space along side its smokers to make sopa de tortilla, burritos, carne asada tacos and other favorites from its sister restaurant, La Fondita, the popular takeout café a few towns east, which usually closes for the winter.
But that’s not all. The Texas style barbecue joint has also rolled out perhaps our region’s best happy hour deal, just in time for the national shift towards thriftiness. From 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 2-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy $2 drafts from local favorites like Southampton Publick House and Blue Point Brewery, as well as urban imports from Brooklyn Brewery and Sixpoints Craft Ale. And to soak up the suds are 10-cent buffalo wings and 25-cent sliders.
The economical sliders, 2-bite treats on potato buns the size of 50-cent pieces, contain pulled pork, pulled chicken, burnt ends or whatever is going into the daily slider special. With those prices, and the BBQ-Mexican symbiosis, Townline will no doubt nurture a crop of loyal customers ready addicted to its fried mac and cheese, pickles, masses of fried onion bits and other specialties by the time winter thaws.
3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack, NY
74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11937 (map) 631-267-8800
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