CANTON, TX (KLTV) – A Van Zandt County restaurant that focuses on Southern cooking is being featured in a magazine that does the same.
Ben Carter, owner of Buttermilk’s in Canton, says that the recipe he submitted was selected to be featured in the July edition of Cooking With Paula Deen. The issue features Buttermilk’s crisp, Southern-style fried green tomatoes in a feature about the tasty treats. Other features in the issue are creamed corn, fresh summer salads, and icebox pies.
Carter opened his restaurant on the square in downtown Canton in 2013. It offers “scratch cooking and southern hospitality,” which is evident by the Southern-style favorites on the menu, such as country fried steak and chicken, BLTs with fried green tomatoes, peach cobbler, and even a Southern-fried bologna sandwich.
“We’re all about Southern food,” said Kristie Risner during a 2016 interview. “We will make 180 pies on Thursday, and by Saturday, they’re all gone,” she said, while showing off the buttermilk pie under glass domes on stands on the counter.
Read the rest of KLTV’s report, along with their links to some of Chef Ben Carter’s recipes HERE.
If you are a Southern food connoisseur, the large slab of country fried steak with pepper gravy, fried green tomatoes, and pecan cobbler will likely appeal to you. The bacon burgers are tall and loaded with crisp, thickly-cut bacon. If you’re on a diet, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered with their large salad overflowing with fresh vegetables and topped with chicken, either grilled or fried (if you’re not too serious about that diet).
The food at Buttermilk’s will likely be appreciated by those looking for traditional Southern-style cooking, with a twist or two, of course. The old-fashioned, small town charm is a winner for those who love to feel like they’ve stepped back in time, or who aren’t into the fair-style food available at Trade Days in Canton each month. Just be prepared to wait during that time each month, as out-of-towners who have discovered the restaurant will be there with you.
Buttermilk’s is happy to partner with the Texas Baptist Home for Children!
You can help by eating pie! From December 1 through December 25, we will give the Texas Baptist Home $1 for each slice of pie you buy.
Help support the TBHC in their mission to Texas families through foster care, adoption, and pregnancy services.
Hey y’all, thanks for the award from County Line Magazine.
Click to read this and other “Best of” awards at County Line Magazine
Best of the Upper East Side of Texas: Best Sandwich
Buttermilk’s Café in Canton. Those who say a sandwich is just a sandwich hasn’t been to Buttermilk’s. Down-home cookin’ with a side of southern hospitality is what’s on the menu at this Canton café, even their classic sandwiches have a little extra somethin’ added to the mix. The BLT rests between two slices of buttered Texas toast and topped off with creamy chipotle ranch sauce. The turkey melt is served on jalapeno cornbread toast and topped with blackened mayo. Buttermilk’s even makes bologna better, with their southern fried bologna sandwich. Close your Buttlermilk’s Café experience with one of their signature desserts like the pecan cobbler or buttermilk chess pie.
Thanks to all the great photographers who submitted entries to our first photo contest. First place (a $100 Buttermilk’s gift certificate) goes to Ricky Niell:
First Place in Photo Contest – Ricky Niell
Second place (a $75 Buttermilk’s gift certificate) goes to David Gleason:
Second Place in Photo Contest – David Gleason
Third place (a $50 Buttermilk’s gift certificate) goes to Angie Thompson:
Third Place in Photo Contest – Angie Thompson
Honorable mention (a buttermilk chess pie) goes to Kristi Gosnell:
Honorable Mention in Photo Contest – Kristi Gosnell
Here are some other photos which didn’t “make the cut” either because the photographer had already won (Ricky Niell!), they did not get enough LIKES on our Facebook page, or they were late submissions. Thanks to all of our entrants!
Chef Ben and Sous Chef Aaron send out their best wishes to fellow restaurateurs Lindsey Williams & Kitty Williams at The Generator Coffee House & Bakery in Garland, Texas. WFAA’s Mike Castellucci caught our chefs getting their caffeine fix at The Generator before heading out to Canton this morning. Here is the video that appeared on NEWS 8 DAYBREAK: