Lately I have kicked back on my diet and training a bit to help heal up a few nagging injuries. Sure, I am itching to get back on my normal workout schedule, but in the meantime I’m having some fun enjoying myself and partaking in some high-caloric delicious food finds. This weekend we decided to get some Christmas shopping done and wanted to support some of our small local businesses. A great spot to explore and hunt out some unique boutiques are in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. For us it’s a pretty easy trek as we jump on the #4,5, or 6 subway to the L train to Bedford Ave. It leads right into the heart of “Billyburg” as the L train is known as the “Hipster Express” to me and many others. There are so many terrific little places to shop as the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here, along with many delectable spots to eat and drink!
After walking around for some time at a local holiday market spending cash at the vendors selling their wares we headed over to check out a fried chicken joint called Pies N Thighs. We were really hungry at this point and were craving some comfort food on a cool evening to close out our weekend. Plus, we had heard some good things about this place from friends who had been there. Well, it certainly did not disappoint!
We were led to a back dining room but as we passed the open kitchen I had to admire the baskets of fresh baked biscuits taunting me to attack them – “Come at me bro!” After taking a seat and placing our orders I could not wait to dig in. We both had the Fried Chicken Box – three pieces of chicken, a biscuit, and side. Mac & cheese and hush puppies we chose. Lemonade to drink. When it was placed on our table I thought “Holy chicken breast Batman this is a lot of food!”
The chicken was off the hook good. The batter was light and crispy. The meat was moist and juicy. Just the right amount of greasy, and a must to just dig in with your fingers and tear into. It really tasted delish! The hush puppies were solid with some tarter sauce on them, while mac & cheese with some hot sauce on it was savory cheesiness. The biscuits were large and fluffy and eating with some honey on them made it even better. They do it right here! Just comfort food goodness.
Oh yeah, we had to save some room for dessert. Homemade pumpkin pie and banana cream pie were just ridiculous. You could tell these were made from scratch. The crusts and fillings were tasty, and both were just terrific.
They don’t fool around here. The service is tight. The tunes were bad ass chill. The fried chicken is on-point. The vibe is perfect for the hood it’s in. The prices reasonable. Glad it’s all the way in another borough or I would be eating here way too often. That, and I’d be about 400 pounds!
I really need to get my ass back in the gym. Salad and tuna week here I come.