Thursday, January 27, 2011
Perfect Pie at Four and Twenty Blackbirds
I have a deep, abiding love of good dessert, and I will go out of my way to find it. One day, people will gather 'round to hear of my exploits involving the pursuit of sugar. In this case, a 40-minute subway ride to Brooklyn in the name of pie.
I saw Four & Twenty Blackbirds on the Cooking Channel months ago, and it has been calling my name ever since. Amidst an auto repair shop and noisy streets sits this adorable and homey cafe. When the girl behind the counter described a slice of Salty Honey as the "creme brulee of pies," my decision was made. Simultaneously chewy and gooey, salty and sweet, with a perfect buttery crust and a pile of fresh whipped cream...it was pie perfected and well worth the journey.
My one regret, I felt it wasn't socially acceptable to eat more than one piece by myself. Next time, I'd take a friend or three with me to sample a few more of their offerings.