Pies & Thighs, Zitos and Sigmund’s Pretzels!
Pies & Thighs in Williamsburg
I went to Pies & Thighs near the Marcy JMZ this afternoon, and feasted on the pecan crunch donut and the banjo (biscuit with egg and cheese). Everything looks amazing there, but I was let down by the lack of flavor and waitstaff attentiveness. The donut was tasted more like a babka cake with pecans and sugar on the outside. The biscuit was made with a runny sunny-side up egg which let loose on the first bite. On the plus side, they take credit cards now. Woohoo!
Zito’s in Park Slope
Zitos has been a block away from me for the past 6 or 7 months. I always wanted to go, but I made excuses like I should try other places, it’s too expensive, and there’s no way a sandwich will fill me up.
I was wrong. The potato and egg sandwich was amazing, and it fills you up for the entire day. Yes! The whole day! I even walked 2 1/2 miles and I was still full! The sandwich is about 10 inches. They carve out of the bread in the middle to make room for the potato and egg filling.
I love this place, and I can’t wait to go back and try more. The decor, menu, and ambiance are perfect.
Sigmunds in the East Village
I wish this place was in Brooklyn. They have amazing pretzel flavors like cinnamon raisin, feta olive, uber pretzel (big ole pretzel), seeded…etc. They also serve pretezel sandwiches, pretzel dogs and pretzel cookies.
I had the mozz, tomato and pesto sandwich on a pretzel roll. Amazing. It was refreshing and reasonably priced. I saw that they have a truck near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They charge more at the cart, so it’s best to get the real thing on Avenue B.