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GrillHampton contest pits Long Island against NYC

Bryan Futerman, formerly of Foody's, is back at

Bryan Futerman, formerly of Foody's, is back at Nick & Toni's. Credit: Handout

Whose grilling reigns supreme? Eight Long Island chefs will take on their brethren across the East River this Friday (July 12) in a Bridgehampton grill-off hosted by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Grilling for Long Island will be Bryan Futerman of Foody's, Billy Oliva of Delmonico’s of Southampton, Emanouil Aslanoglou of Old Stove Pub, Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen, Peter Ambrose of Hampton Seafood Company, David Hersh of Cowfish/Rumba, Victor Tapia of The Palm and the Greenport Team: Keith Luce of The Square and Robby Beaver of Frisky Oyster.

Manhattan is fielding Harold Moore of Commerce, Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl, Chris Santos of Stanton Social, Paul Denamiel of Le Rivage, Nils Noren of Red Rooster, Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country BBQ & Chicken, Cliff Crooks of BLT Steak and Elizabeth Falkner of Corvo Bianco.

Judges include Dan Rattiner, founder-editor of Dan’s Papers (the event’s main sponsor), Food & Wine editor Kate Krader, restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and Iron Chef America judge Karine Bakhoum.

Admission to GrillHampton is $115 and that entitles you to copious samples from all 16 chefs. In addition to the official entries — burgers, steaks, tacos — there will be traditional BBQ side dishes as well. Drinks include beer from sponsor Blue Moon, plus libations from Tito’s Vodka, Miami Cocktail Co., Glenfiddich, and Sailor Jerry rum. 

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The battle is joined at 8 p.m. on July 12 at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton. Click here for more information.

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