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Eat It: Buttermilk Channel

December 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This week, Eat It: The Brooklyn Food Blog, takes us to Buttermilk Channel on Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

I got to try out Buttermilk Channel (524 Court St., at Huntington St., 718-852-8490), the newest addition to dining on Court St. A few months ago, owner Doug Crowell set up a tasting table at the Carroll Gardens Farmer’s Market to give locals a sneak peek at what kinds of dishes would be available. I was excited to learn that he’d be highlighting local, seasonal fare, as well as locally raised organic meats. Buttermilk Channel is described as American Bistro, which includes Southern dishes (Fried Chicken with Waffles), Duck Meatloaf, an alternate take on an old stand-by and homemade pickles. They also offer a separate, just as extensive Vegetarian menu!

Walking in to the restaurant you’re immediately welcomed by the cozy warm glow of the lighting and the dark wood of the floors and bar area. It’s a big dining room, but it feels friendly instead of cold and while it’s decorated with Stoop Sale finds, it’s not cluttered at all. We were seated at what I think was the best table, in the back corner by the window. On the sill sat a big glass vase with cranberries on the bottom in which a tall candle was nestled. The only thing that would’ve made it better was if it had been snowing outside. The wait-staff was friendly and attentive and the owner himself stopped by to see how we were doing. We ended up chatting a bit about the neighborhood and other such topics. Then there was the delicious food. The menu is extensive, offering snacks, sides, appetizers, main dishes, or sandwiches (two types of sausages on a roll with onions and peppers). I chose two starters – the Delicata Squash Tart and the Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs, both of which were delicious and substantial. My boyfriend picked the Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pasta, which comes with black olives and rosemary butter. The olives went surprisingly well with the other flavors. For photos and more complete descriptions, click here!

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Eat It Brooklyn

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  • 1 M // Dec 13, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I tried it out last night and you’d never know it was a brand new place except perhaps for the crowds. While the place was clearly running full-tilt, the food was excellent, small but well-priced wine list, good bar drinks, etc. If anything, they could use a few more coat hooks under the bar while everyone waits, but looks like a nice addition to the area.