The name comes from the body of water between Brooklyn and Governors Island, which according to lore has currents so fierce it could turn the milk in cows’ bellies to buttermilk, back in the day before Brooklyn was its own city and farmers used to take their cattle to graze on Governors Island. The owners of Buttermilk Channel have inherited that same hardy thinking. They make their own pickles, cheeses, and charcuterie, as well as cure their own bacon. Buttermilk itself makes an appearance or two, in the house-made ricotta and the batter for the fried chicken. That’s the spirit! (524 Court St., Brooklyn 718-852-8490.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.