Butterfunk Kitchen — a “Soul Food Restaurant & Juke Joint” — opened its doors this past Saturday, April 2nd and it’s definitely a standout, with family recipes handed down over several generations making their Windsor Terrace debut thanks to husband-and-wife team Chris Scott and Eugenie Woo.
The new dining spot is located at 1295 Prospect Avenue (at Greenwood Avenue) and is the second venture for Scott and Woo, who also own Brooklyn Commune.
Scott, who is Butterfunk’s chef, grew up in Philadelphia, not far from Amish country. He describes his menu as “soul food meets Pennsylvania Dutch. These creations are my family’s soul food. Each of these dishes evokes a food memory for me that I’m excited to share with Brooklyn foodies and soul food lovers alike.”
Just imagine: soul food dishes “served with a twist” — such as Crispy Fried Catfish with Jalapeño Jelly — and “classic mainstays” like Sweet Lemonade Fried Chicken; Buttermilk Biscuits; and Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Ham Hock.
You’ll also see twists on Pennsylvania Dutch mainstays like Scrapple and Shoo Fly Pie, Scott said.
The menu also includes dishes from Scott’s family like Cast Iron Cornbread and Apple Roly Poly, a recipe passed down from his grandmother — “a warm apple dumpling with vanilla sauce, cinnamon and spices.”
Scott and Woo are launching Butterfunk Kitchen with dinner service only, six days a week (closed Mondays). They say they will eventually add brunch on the weekends, as well as live jazz and blues on weekend nights.
The restaurant will seat up to 30, with five additional seats at the bar. Prices range from $8 to $12 for appetizers and $16 to $26 for entrees.