I know Pies & Thighs is supposed to be known for having some pretty alright fried chicken in Williamsburg, but they also serve up a small array of doughnuts.
Diana and I grabbed a dirty half dozen to take back to my humble abode for some full-on splurging. Now I will warn you, these were from her visit a couple months ago, and man, all I can really remember well is my love for one of their particular doughnuts.
The candied ginger grapefruit. Boy, was this a surprise delight - warmth from the ginger paired with bright, summery notes of citrus. Moist, dense and delicious.
The pecan was our second favorite, aptly nutty, sweet and crunchy.
The old-fashioned, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, was a dry ol' bore. Crunchy, yes, but not particularly noteworthy.
I have a serious love/hate affair with Seriouseats, because they usually lead me astray. Both the cinnamon doughnut and chocolate doughnuts were listed as some of the best doughnuts in NYC, and quite frankly, they really are not. This midnight black, dense puck also bordered on dry, and lacked the sort of rich chocolate satisfaction one would expect from something as gloriously dark as this.
Pies & Thighs
166 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211