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Pies and Thighs

eeee | | Jan 6, 2007 02:15 AM

A few quick thoughts based on my meal there tonight.

I was worried that they'd be out of the fried chicken and most of the desserts based on previous reports (I got there around 8.) Not to worry, there was ample chicken. Perhaps they know to stock up for Friday evenings?

There were two scrumptious-looking slices of apple pie there when I arrived. (There is a little nook where the desserts are displayed.) Not wanting to risk missing the pie, I ordered the pie as an appetizer and took it into the dank recesses of the Rock Star bar to wait (the lovely women who work at Pies and Thighs will find you in there, and the wait for chicken was 20 minutes.)

The pie slice was enormous and delicious - not too sweet, flaky, toothsome pastry, lots of cinnamon. Wow.

My friend had a slice of the hummingbird pie (banana, carrot, pinapple, coconut.) Dense, moist and delicious.

I ordered mashed potatoes. These were brought out in a large coffee mug. The service was immense. I could eat perhaps a fifth. Yummy but needed salt.

The chicken finally arrived - three lightly battered pieces of chicken, a leg, a wing and a breast. By this point I was almost out of appetite and could only eat the leg - steaming hot, it tasted slightly sweet (buttermilk?) and was wonderful.

The nice people in the kitchen gave me a piece of tinfoil and a plastic bag so I could wrap up my chicken to take home. While there I saw they had just brought out an entire key lime pie - my favorite - and even though I had less than no stomach capacity I almost bought a piece to bring home. Next time.

Keep in mind that this place has less than no atmosphere. Rock Star Bar is a BYOTP (bring your own toilet paper) kind of a place. but the food is really good. I'm glad I don't live nearby or I'd gain 20 pounds.

(There is apparently a garden with open seating at certain times.)