It was a true NYC Foodie adventure last Monday night, when yours truly, the NYC Foodie, the Foodie Magician, went on a culinary adventure in Brooklyn, with the NYC Food Guy, Lawrence Weibman (www.nycfoodguy.com). Fried chicken was what was on our minds, for there have been a bunch of recent Brooklyn joints that have popped up recently specializing in the bird. We chose Pies 'N' Thighs in Williamsburg.
Pies 'N' Thighs is a cool and hip spot, with two back porches, where you can indulge in your fried chicken consumption. The truth is though, I wouldn't come to Pies and Thighs for their fried chicken, I would come for their chicken biscuit.
We both ordered the Fried Chicken Box ($11) which comes with the pieces of chicken (leg, breast, neck) a biscuit, and a side. I went with the mac and cheese, Lawrence went with the collard greens. I loved the flaky skin of each piece of bird, but we both agreed the meat and skin both lacked flavor. There did not seem to be any seasoning on it, and it was very mediocre. My mac and cheese was not that good, and the collard greens were just ok.
What was amazing though was that chicken biscuit ($5). A beautiful chicken cutlet, on a nice biscuit, with hot sauce, and some orgasmic and addictive honey maple butter. After one bite, we were both in foodie heaven. This was fantastic!
I ended with a slice of banana cream pie ($4.50) which was satisfyingly delicious!
So, get your chicken biscuit on at Pies and Thighs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's only five dollars, but the feelings you get after each bite are priceless.
Pies and Thighs
166 S. 4th Street (at Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11211