I'll let those photos sink in for a bit.
The much-awaited Pies n Thighs finally opened last Monday, much to the surprise and excitement of the hipster community. It was housed behind Rockstar Bar at S. 5th and Kent, a tiny outpost consisting of a tiny kitchen and outdoor seating area that could fit about 12 people.
This new spot is a full-on restaurant at S. 4th and Driggs, complete with Formica tables and mismatched chairs. A fairly large group of 7, we were sat after a 20 minute wait on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm. We even beat Ed Levine there - Ken spotted him meandering around outside after we were seated.
We all ordered with Chicken & Waffles or Fish & Grits. The Fish & Grits tasted like they had in the past - a crisp cornmeal crust and buttery, almost cheesy grits. Topped with a sauce that was almost Tabasco-like (not as spicy and much thicker), it was as I expected it to be. I was only able to taste a bite of the chicken skin and none of the waffles, sadly, so I will have to take a trip back there for another brunch and also for dinner. And for more pie. What is it with Americans and not sharing food?? It's very strange to me - what's the use of ordering different things if you can't taste it all?
The pies. Do you see how tiny they are? $4.50 for those tiny slices. The apple pie left much to be desired. As I'm not a fan of it to begin with, I wanted the trademark flaky crust and warm, gooey inside. What we got was a cold chunk of congealed apples in an almost soggy crust! How disappointing. The key lime pie fared much better, tart and creamy in a graham cracker crust. The edges of the crust were baked so that they were buttery and crispy - super delicious, but also super tiny!
Has anyone else eaten there yet? Do you think there are kinks to work out? Tell me what you think. I will be back, definitely, especially during blueberry season.