Food

Pies ‘n’ Thighs

Brunch Menu

My sister had been watching some food-related show on cable and finally decided it was time to visit Pies ‘n’ Thighs. I hadn’t been in ages and happily joined her yesterday. I got there first, just before it opened and apparently we weren’t the only ones that wanted fried chicken for brunch; there were at least a dozen people waiting outside.

Even though we looked at the menu online the night before, I was still undecided on what to order. Sis and brother-in-law M both wanted the fried chicken box, which is the most popular choice. I had that on my first (and only previous) visit and settled for the chicken and waffles this time. The three of us happily dug in when the plates arrived and everything was tasty and worth wiping the grease off my fingers after every bite. The waffles were made with buckwheat and topped with warm strawberries and a dollop of cinnamon butter; there was a bottle of maple syrup on the table but I didn’t see the need for it.

Chicken and Waffles

The others ordered the chicken with a side of sausage gravy (which is a premium side and costs a little extra), which I sampled a bit of; the gravy ended up being too creamy for tastes. I had ordered my chicken with the black-eyed peas last time and much prefer that.

It was good we arrived early. The wait for a table quickly built up, with an average wait time of 15-20 minutes. And after all that food, Q and M bought a few items to go as well: three slices of pie and three doughnuts. If I didn’t think it would fill me quickly, I would have ordered a doughnut as well; they were huge and resembled bagels from afar. The next time I’m in that area early, I should go get one to go and see how they compare to the other terrific doughnut shops in the city.

2 responses

  1. that looks really good. i think i passed by a few times and it was always crowded. i think there should be some food court like area near madison square park down the block from pies and thighs in the summer.

  2. The chicken and waffles tastes better than it looks, especially while it’s still hot. Q and I both doused our chicken with honey and hot sauce, though she poured it on thicker than I did. I know in the past, Pies ‘n’ Thighs would run a small outpost at one of the many outdoor fairs in the city but I don’t think it’s happened in a long while.

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