Rating: 4 paws out of 5
Spent: $15 per person
Date Friendly: Yes, a southern boy\girl will appreciate this place much more.
Note: It can get pretty busy and crowded.
166 S.4th Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
You ever get that craving for something , you might not be able to put your finger on it. Something crispy, something juicy, something that can hit the spot. This might be the place to find that craving that you are having. Southern food has been making a splash in New York and it being a fried chicken place ago, just makes it a better reason to go. Oh this hungry ferret will probably pay dearly for the food that is about to go into his belly, but it should be worth it. He hopes!?!
The restaurant is not very large, majority of the seats and tables are close to each other. The front is similar to a small cafe or former retail storefront with a cashier counter that has been retrofitted into a restaurant.
The Backroom is similar to a backyard with walls and a ceiling. It looks very rustic with the exposed brick showing. It is heated or cooled depending on the season, so it is comfortable.
Menu is very simple and doesn’t have a lot of items to confuse anybody.
Fried chicken here is especially good, but it is more of the traditional kind. There aren’t any special herbs and spices in the breading of the chicken. Most likely (unconfirmed) the chicken was marinated in buttermilk to tenderize and season the meat, then floured and fried. The breading sticks very well to the chicken and has a nice crispiness to them. When you bite into the chicken, the breading stays on. The breading doesn’t completely shatter and fall off. The meat inside is very juicy and tender. It contains everything you expect from a fried chicken.
Collard greens were cooked to perfection. It had the right texture and saltiness. With a touch of the house vinegary hot sauce it made things just right.
Cream of spinach was creamy and well seasoned. It the spinach was well done but not overly cooked or burnt. The corn bread on the other hand not very tasty. The corn bread was gummy, cold, and very gritty.
Salad side with dressing was fresh and crispy. The dressing was not over dressed and the hard boiled egg and bacon was nice addition to having it as a southern salad.
They have good selection of Pies, it is Pie ‘N’ Thighs after all. The only complaint about the pies, were that they were on the small side. It was quite a small pie slice, but at the same time after a meal, you might not want such a large or rich desert.
Chocolate Peanut Butter pie was sweet but not overly sweet. The consistency was smooth and you can have a good sense of the peanut butter in the pie.
Guava Cheesecake had a nice smooth cream cheese base. The Guava fruit on top was more of a gelatin type kind. The sweet and sourness of the fruit cuts the rich and creaminess of the cheesecake.
Chocolate Pudding pie was chocolate rich and smooth. It pretty much taste like chocolate pudding, just in a more solid form.
- The Feed first look: Pies ‘n’ Thighs (timeoutny.com)
- Where to eat this weekend: Pies ‘n’ Thighs (timeoutny.com)
- The critics: Pies ‘n’ Thighs, Bistro Vendôme and more (timeoutny.com)
- Diner comfort that’s a perfect hangout for hipsters (theglobeandmail.com)