Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:04 PM
I've been a couple times and think it's really good. The fried chicken maybe isn't as moist as DBTG, but it's better seasoned. And the sides are great. The greens come with a big hunk of pork in them, the baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw are very good as well. The pulled pork was too vinegary for my tastes, but it was falling-off-the-bone tender.
But I think the best thing I've had there is the catfish, pan-fried, just right. At brunch you can get it as fish-n-grits. Their brunch is great if you like Southern Food. Hands-down the best sausage gravy over biscuits I've had in NYC (I'm from West Virginia originally so I've had more than my fair share of the stuff). All the baked goods are worth getting -- co-owner Sarah Buck used to be the pasty chef at Diner and Marlow & Sons.
Warning: Pies & Thighs is a fairly small operation and they frequently run out of stuff. Go early, and only on nice days. You can eat in the bar to which its attached (the Rock Star Bar) but you probably don't want to.
"If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's a Fall gig'' -- Mark E. Smith