Pies n' Thighs



166 S 4th Street near Driggs Avenue

One lazy Saturday morning, I sauntered out into the kitchen and caught my roommate seconds before he was about to leave the apartment. "Where are you off to?" I asked, sleepily. "Brooklyn. I'm getting fried chicken at Pies N' Thighs." he replied, "Wanna come?" I've never gotten dressed so fast in my life.

We waited 45 minutes in the freezing cold for a table at Pies N' Thighs. I seriously thought I would get frostbite. I was two shivers away from throwing in the towel and getting Popeyes instead–I actually ended up catching a cold that day, but guess what? No regrets!

If you're going to wait that long, order the Fried Chicken Box, which comes with three pieces of fried chicken, with one side and a biscuit. Your hunger will thank you. Gorgeously crunchy and juicy! (Being a Texan at heart, I chose the cheese grits which brought me down home to the South!) If you're eating with friends, split a side of the sausage gravy. Why does a side of gravy cost $6, you may wonder? Trust me, it's worth it. Dip everything into it. Save the other half of your biscuit, though. You'll want to swirl some honey on top of it and finish off your meal with a sweet bite.

Fried Chicken

25 Bowery Street at East 2nd Street

Oh, boy. Fried chicken is my kryptonite. I'll admit, $21.75 seems exorbitantly high for two pieces of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, but, if you're in the neighborhood, and that's what you're craving, go for it. Crunchy, juicy, and flavorful. The cream gravy is a nice nod to the American South.