French Louie: Buttermilk Channel Owners’ Second Act

Photos by Austin McAllister

No. 19

French Louie

Buttermilk Channel Owners’ Second Act

In today’s increasingly addled food industry, it seems like no sooner does a restaurant open than its owners quickly commit to churning out one or three more just like it.

But for Buttermilk Channel’s Doug Crowell and chef Ryan Angulo, their justifiably anticipated second act, French Louie, was six long years in the making. “Honestly, it took us all this time just to find the right space,” Crowell says of the light-dappled Boerum Hill room that formerly housed the short-lived Hopeland and brunch favorite Jolie. “But we finally discovered one that was the right size and in the right location. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, so I’m happy to have something a little closer to home.”


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