Pies ‘n’ Thighs

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80 Good

The Williamsburg pie-and-fried-chicken outpost is a comfort-food staple.

166 S. 4th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211

347-529-6090

http://piesandthighs.com

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The lowdown

Pies ’n’ Thighs dates to 2006, when its talented cooks famously joined forces in the back of a scrappy bar and intuitively split the difference between hipster diner food and matter-of-fact Southern bona fides. At the more conventional space to which it relocated, the overall aesthetic is practically grandfathered in among the neighborhood’s glass-towered hypergentrification, and has elevated the fried-chicken box — spiced with little more than cayenne, paprika, and salt — into something of a new classic. The ratio of well-seasoned, steamy meat to craggy crust has remained the same, along with the generous portions.

What you need to know

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized