Category Archives: gowanus

Nectarine Pie At Four & Twenty Blackbirds

It’s been about eight months since my last Four & Twenty Blackbirds post — it’s high time for another. This early fall nectarine pie was truly delicious; it was as if they made a traditional apple pie (complete with cinnamon … Continue reading

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Lemon Black Bottom Pie At Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Yes, it’s time for another 4 & 20 blackbirds post. The Lemon Black Bottom pie was one I’d never had before; a lemon custard with a thin layer of chocolate underneath. Lemon ans chocolate is not a combination I’m familiar … Continue reading

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Runner & Stone: NYC’s Best Cheese Danish

Do you know what they call a danish in Denmark? It sounds like a vaudeville routine, but I happen to know the answer. I visited Denmark way back in 2007, where I had the best danish of my life. They … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sage Pie At Four & Twenty Blackbirds

I know it’s been a while since I posted here, it’s been a very busy month. Yesterday Donny invited me along to Four & Twenty Blackbirds, where I had a chance to relax with this wonderful slice of cranberry sage … Continue reading

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Um Segredo With Chef Dave Santos

Way back at the end of March I attended a vegetarian dinner at City Grit, where I met Chef Dave Santos. Dave was the guest chef that night, and although he isn’t a vegetarian he enjoys the challenge of cooking … Continue reading

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Toasted Cheese At Halyards

After the Beer for Beasts event, my friends and I decided we hadn’t had enough beer and food and so we headed to nearby Halyards. As always, I had low expectations for the food. As often happens, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie

Four & Twenty Blackbirds, the pie shop in Gowanus, gets a lot of praise for their seasonal fruit pies. Frankly speaking, I’ve always preferred their custard pies — the Salty Honey pie is one of the greatest things I’ve ever … Continue reading

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