Pies 'n' Thighs

American in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

The menu here seems designed to soak up booze: fried chicken and a mean mac ’n' cheese, plus plenty of sweet things. The most popular items are the fried chicken box (three pieces with one side) and the chicken biscuit, a puffy, fresh-baked biscuit stuffed with a fried breast and topped with hot sauce and honey butter.

Save room for a slice of one of the half-dozen pies (our pick is the bourbon pecan).