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The Payoff: Buttermilk Channel

As expected, Frank Bruni awarded one star to Buttermilk Channel today, finding it…

a restaurant of real standards, noteworthy ambition and uncommon slavishness to trends. It’s laudable and predictable in equal measures. And it was packed every time I went.


Although one in three dishes widely misses its mark and the restaurant’s reach frequently exceeds its grasp, there’s the possibility of a terrific meal. There’s the probability of a pleasant one.

Among the charcuterie items, a few “are like earnest but clumsy culinary-school first attempts.” And how, exactly, would Frank know that?

No matter. Both Eater and I win $1 at even money on our hypothetical one-dollar bets.

  Eater   NYJ
Bankroll $108.50   $129.67
Gain/Loss +1.00   +1.00
Total $109.50   $130.67
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Won–Lost 51–25   53–23


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