Buttermilk Channel


If you were a dairy farmer in the 1800’s or earlier in Brooklyn, you might have walked your cattle across the area between Governors Island and Brooklyn during low tide for all that sweet grass (for the cattle). If you are not dairy farmer in centuries’ past, you might have visited the restaurant Buttermilk Channel for a most satisfying meal.

The BC has a great selection of beers on draft, as well as some fun beers by bottle, including local six points, captain lawrence and my favorite of the night Ommegang Rare Vos, a Belgian amber ale brewed in America, served by a very friendly bartender. The puff-pastry-like bread glazed in honey is placed on the counter (we ate at the bar) as a small taste of what is to come. The cheese plate (all local cheeses) is contained a Ricotta (which is effin’ amazing with a touch of honey), a cheddar and some stinky cheese that I cant remember what the name was. The grilled flatbread with the buttermilk-made ricotta and lemon has a delightful taste. The Burger was grilled perfectly. The bun was perfect. The cheese, sauteed onions and homemade pickles, perfect. Simply one of the (if not the) best burgers I have had in a very, very long time. I would recommend sitting at the bar as the tables although nice, feel a bit plain-looking. Or sit outside and enjoy the sun and watch the people walk down Court Street, either way you must go check it out for food’s sake.

Oh, and how can I forget the vanilla ice cream root beer float? Holy hell, you just have to experience it for yourself.

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