Dish No. 88: Brown Butter, Corn, and Mushroom Linguine at Buttermilk Channel


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Today’s pick: Brown butter, corn, and mushroom linguine ($17) at Buttermilk Channel.

This sunny plate of pasta is one of Buttermilk Channel’s best dishes, more delicious in its way than even the restaurant’s much-touted fried chicken. The chewy linguine comes from Caputo’s, the old Italian shop down the street. It’s sauced in a rich slurry of brown butter and corn milk, which pools at the bottom of the plate, where it’s soaked up by feathery chanterelles. Sharp pecorino adds zip to the vegetables’ sweetness.

This is the dish you will think of longingly when it’s only light out for three hours a day, your boots are filled with slush, and you’ve entirely forgotten how the subway smells when it’s a thousand degrees outside. You’ll remember how utterly sweet and fresh summer corn tastes and be ready for August all over again.

Previously in the countdown:
Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku
Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie
Dish No. 96: Bun Bo Hue From Thanh Da
Dish No. 95: The Beauty From Mile End
Dish No. 94: Potato, Egg, and Provolone on a Roll at Torrisi Italian Specialties
Dish No. 93: The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Dish No. 92: Sausage and Egg Breakfast at La Bonbonniere
Dish No. 91: Roasted Carrots at Porchettta
Dish No. 90: Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Setagaya
Dish No. 89: Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie From First Prize Pie