Several strong reviews of Pies 'n' Thighs, a Williamsburg restaurant specializing in fried chicken and pies, were enough to motivate my dining companions and me to endure the ride to an outer borough for brunch on a hot, humid day. We expected a long line given the amount of publicity it seemed to have gotten of late. But we were pleasantly surprised to find our choice of tables (perhaps it was the lack of air conditioning that did it) and we chose the one in front of a giant fan. We were able to linger for hours and eat at a leisurely pace, in stages. It's the way a lazy Sunday morning should be.
We also tried a special egg sandwich with sprouts and avocado on wheat bread. It was a large sandwich that felt healthy relative to the rest of our meal, a good addition to our morning pig out. But we saved room for the pies.
I wouldn't come here just for the pies, but if it's a good friend chicken you're after, Pies 'n' Thighs has you covered.