Louis "French Louie" Seymour
Mule driver. Lumberjack. Fisherman. Trapper. Happy hermit.
Born in French Canada, young Louie Seymour ran away to America with the circus. He spent the rest of his long life in the Adirondacks, living off the abundance of the forest.
Twice a year, Louie would emerge from the woods to eat and drink and paint the town red. He'd announce his arrival with animal hoots and howls, bringing all the children running. When the party was over, he'd settle his bar tabs with lake trout and beaver pelts.
Widely beloved for his independent spirit and good cheer, he was known by all as "French Louie."
Doug Crowell, Owner
Doug is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. There's almost no job in a restaurantfrom prep cook to general managerthat he hasn't worked. He cooked at a number of restaurants in Boston and New York, including La Grenouille and Picholine, before moving to the dining room, as General Manager of Blue Water Grill. Doug also owns Buttermilk Channel restaurant in Carroll Gardens.
Ryan Angulo, Chef-Owner
Chef Ryan hails from Rhode Island, where he attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales, and cooked at the legendary Al Forno in Providence. He spent several years at Aqua in San Francisco, one of the city's most beloved and critically praised restaurants. In New York, Ryan cooked at Picholine and david burke & donatella before becoming chef de cuisine at The Stanton Social on the Lower East Side. In 2008, Ryan and Doug opened Buttermilk Channel.
Justin Fulton, Chef de Cuisine
Born in North Carolina and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Justin has made a journey of his career, following food to new regions and cuisines. Following stops in North Carolina, Maine, France, California, Chicago, and Florida he has now come to call New York his home. Justin spent time at Cookshop, Daniel, and Diner before joining the team at French Louie.