The new Four & Twenty Blackbirds has won over Barry Strugatz right from the start with two terrific pies: a savory one with cheese and herbs, and a sweet one with pear and Brie. “Very high quality, made with care,” he reports.

Opened this month by two sisters from South Dakota, this bakery and café offers a daily-changing lineup of around six pies, and they sell out fast. “Not huge slices for $4.50,” Barry adds, “but then, local diners charge almost the same for larger mediocre slices.”

Four & Twenty Blackbirds [Gowanus]
439 Third Avenue (at Eighth Street), Brooklyn
718-499-2917

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