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Pies ‘n’ Thighs: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

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There is nothing wrong with a little fried chicken and home made pie every now and then. You’ll know you are in the vicinity of Pies ‘n’ Thighs when you start to smell it. The chicken is fresh and tasty and the pies have a great flaky crust. They even have a burger with an egg and bacon, not exactly healthier fare but pretty damn good. Soon you’ll be making ridiculous excuses why you should be eating this more often.

Pies ‘n’ Thighs
166 South 4th Street (@Driggs)
New York, NY 11211-5376
(347) 529-6090

Pies 'n' Thighs

Pies 'n' Thighs
Insane Burger – Bacon, Egg & Cheese w/ french fries

Pies 'n' Thighs
Chicken Biscuit

Pies 'n' Thighs
Sour Cherry Pie

Pies 'n' Thighs
Rhubarb Pie

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Pie in the Park Part 2 – Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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…for part 1 of this series, click here

Yesterday was the fourth annual Pie in the Park competition. The number of contestants and pie eaters (voters) was quite overwhelming. I am not certain that I got them all but I do have highlights of some of the best and took notes as best as I could amongst the madness that ensued once the pie eaters were unleashed. The event was a lot of fun and I look forward to the 2011 competition.

Here are some of the pies (followed by my favorites):

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC

And here are the favorites:

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Salty S’mores

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Fayette County Pie – Bourbon Soaked Peaches, shortbread crust, salted pecan brittle, buttermilk vanilla ice cream

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Korean Braised Short Ribs Pie

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Mixed Berry Pie

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Savory Cuban Pie with stewed beef, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and roasted plaintains

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Mexican Pie – Guava and mangos with a queso fresco cream cheese

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Better than Snickers Pie

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Blackberry Lavender Pie

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
(won for best presentation) Worms and Dirt – Gowanus Style – Wafer Cookie Crust, Dark Chocolate Cream, Fair Trade espresso, Balinese sea salt, local vermin, candy cigarettes

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Peach Turnover

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Stars in Your Eyes Whiskey Apple Pie (the baker of this pie has her own blog here)

Pie in The Park - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC
Bing Cherry Bacon Marmalade pie with a duck fat – thyme pie crust

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Pie In the Park…Part 1: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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Today was the fourth annual Pie in the Park Contest held in Prospect park. The event had an amazing turn out – I don’t think there was enough pie to go around. Here are two people who presented pies that caught my interest. I didn’t catch the second woman’s name, but I think we should call her Maria – she looks like a Maria (hopefully she’ll see this and comment with her real name for the record).

(ed. note: Her name is Carol Roman and she was the winner of the Best Filling and the 1st place winner for best pie. I guess I know how to pick ‘em)

Please bear with me as I attempt to make a little video (sorry about the dust spots). Photographs come tomorrow.



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Four & Twenty Blackbirds: Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Pie is good. Pie at Four & Twenty Blackbirds is better. The simple and rustic interior of this place suits it just perfectly. You have a choice of pie and coffee and a few other things. The Pie is the bomb and the coffee is strong. Can’t wait to take my kids, but first I have to have them.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215-3119
(718) 499-2917

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn
Blue & Blackberry Pie

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn
Peach Pie

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn
Blue & Blackberry Pie

Four & Twenty Blackbirds - Gowanus, Brooklyn

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The Heart Attack in Soho: Soho, London, UK

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When I think of British food, I think of 2 things (well 3 but I’ll get to that in a later post), Fish & Chips and The Full English Breakfast. Today I bring you two great, no frills places in the Soho area of London. The first is The Breakfast Club which does an array of English and American breakfast foods including pancakes and waffles. But the star here is called “The Full Monty”, which is the full english breakfast. This consists, almost always of: Eggs (typically fried), sausage, bacon, baked beans, tomato, mushroom and a hearty thick toast.

The Breakfast Club Soho - London, UK

The Breakfast Club Soho - English Breakfast

The second place was called Fish & Chips and this is about all they sell with the exception of a few other side things like onion rings. Its really a no frills diner, low lit and doesn’t look like much but their fish & chips are not to be reckoned with.
Fish & Chips - Soho, London, UKFish & Chips - Soho, London, UK

And just for a little added cholesterol and clogged arteries. Here’s a Steak and Ale Pie from some random place. It wasn’t that good really but I think there was potential for something better if I’d had more than a day in London.

Steak & Ale Pie

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