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Concorde Is Now French Louie; Lunch at Butter Midtown

Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo in French Louie's unfinished dining room, with their new mascot

BOERUM HILL — Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo, the team behind Buttermilk Channel, have a new name and a slightly different focus for their upcoming Atlantic Avenue restaurant. Now instead of Concorde it will be called French Louie, after a 19th century French-Canadian folk hero. The menu will still be French American, but now those American influences will come from Montreal and New Orleans, "two French enclaves in North America." The team expects to open by mid-February. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN — Newly-opened Butter Midtown has just launched lunch. The menu, which is served on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes some dishes not served at dinner, like the "Butter Burger" with Monterey Jack fondue, and a grilled chicken Waldorf salad. Check out the full menu after the jump. [EaterWire]

EATER INTERVIEWS — After spending time in the kitchen at wd-50 and starting a successful catering business, chef Vivian Howard left New York City to open Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC. In an interview with Eater National, Howard talks about the decision to make that move, the success of the restaurant, and her role on the new PBS series, A Chef's Life. [~EN~]

RAW

OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
East coast
West coast
Half dozen 21

SHRIMP COCKTAIL 18
Poached and Chilled Shrimp (3 per order)

APPETIZERS

HAWAIIAN YELLOWTAIL
Olive oil, birds eye chilies and lime 16

THICK CUT VEAL BACON
Red wine mustard 14

MAINE LOBSTER ROLL
Basil, scallions 15

HOKKAIDO SQUASH RAVIOLI
Aged Pecorino, sage 14

SOUP OF THE DAY 10

MONTAUK SQUID 10

SALADS

DI PALO'S BURRATA
Artichoke hearts & aged balsamic 23
WINTER GREEN SALAD
Watermelon radish, persimmons, Meyer lemon vinaigrette 11

HERBED CAESAR SALAD
Aleppo pepper croutons 14

BACON AND FRISEE SALAD
Poached farm egg, pickled rutabaga, lardo mustard 15

MAIN COURSES

CAVATAPPI PASTA
Spicy lamb sausage & yellow tomato sauce 19

GRILLED CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD
Scattered Acres Farms chicken, spiced Walnuts, red grapes 22

SEARED CREEKSTONE FARMS PRIME HANGER STEAK
parsley and lemon, house made French fries 26

GRILLED ARCTIC CHAR
Pink lady apples, fennel and whole grain mustard 25

ROASTED SCATTERED ACRES FARMS CHICKEN
thyme butter 24

BUTTER BURGER
Ground chuck and brisket, Monterey Jack cheese fondue, house made French fries 20

GRILLED ARTICHOKE PANINI
Melted Fontina cheese, preserved lemon 19

PRESSED BACON, HEDGEHOG MUSHROOM& FONTINA CHEESE PANINI
Pickled Spanish onions, bay leaf salt 19

BRAISED PRIME BEEF SHORT RIBS
Geechee Boy South Carolina grits, grilled radicchio 22

Sides: 8
Chilled and marinated beets with blood orange

Roasted Brussels sprouts with nutmeg

Wilted spinach with Sherry

French Louie

320 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 935-1200 Visit Website

Buttermilk Channel

524 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 852-8490 Visit Website

Butter Midtown

70 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 212-302-8703

French Louie

320 Atlantic Ave., New York, NY

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