Buttermilk Channel

Ohhh to spend my afternoons wandering around the Brooklyn Flea, lusting over giant mirrors that I'm not sure fit in my house, drinking overpriced but delicious milkshakes, sampling spicy pickles....but unfortunately I reserve this behavior for special occasions.

Also for special occasions?  FRIED CHICKEN.  I know.  Again.

To be clear, only 3/5 of us had the fried chicken.  But the serving was so gigantic that I got to have a fair amount of it.  People weren't really eating mine that much, so I got to have 1.5 dinners.  It was great.

I had the warm lamb salad.  It was basically super tender small pieces of lamb, some sort of shredded, over two big pieces of lettuce.  Not so much a salad as a giant plate of lamb.  YES!

House made croutons, cauliflower, and fried capers (which explode into little crispy blossoms, btw--try itat home) rounded out this dish. 

J had the duck meatloaf with sweet corn pudding.  He shocked me with this, I thought for SURE he'd get the fried chicken.  I think he knew some people wouldn't be able to finish theirs. AHEM, everyone.

Did I mention that we started with snacks?  Homemade pickles that were to die for - there were slices and spears, with totally different flavors. We almost got a second order when a complimentary snack arrived.

Surprise!  Popovers!  Lightly salted on the outside, totally soft and luscious on all the other sides.

The hushpuppies, left, were good but somewhat forgettable.  The sea salt-dusted maple bacon almonds were not nearly as forgettable.  The poor hushpuppies, how could they even try to compare? 

Seriously, if I could happy hour at BC with just the snacks, apps, and beer, I'd be psyched.

Dessert time!

The birthday girl was generous in sharing her chicken because she knew she wanted to save room for the bread pudding.

I was too full to think about ordering any dessert--none of it was like ME! ME! GET ME! But when dad's crazy pecan pie sundae thing came out, I dug in big time.  He was so gracious to share.  Everything you want in the sticky, sweet, pecan pie contrasting with the cool creamy vanilla ice cream, soooo heavenly.

^ I am still thinking about this sundae.  Really.

Now brunch @ BC looks awesome, but don't even THINK about going for the chicken and waffles - it's not available at brunchtime!  Apparently some reviewer said that it was, and people started demanding it and being super sad panda when they learned it isn't happening.  Like when I go to Palena Cafe and they are out of chickens for THE roasted chicken, or when I want Andy's Subs so badly I might die, and it's Sunday.

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY


  1. so glad you liked it. Doug Crowell, one of the owners, is related to some very very dear and close friends of mine. I'll let them know how pleased you all were with your dining experience.

  2. Great! We were celebrating a birthday and had an amazing time. Great food, wonderful service, and it didn't hurt that we sat outside on a beautiful day :)