Monday, February 18, 2013

Mondays are a Little Sweeter

Apple Rhubarb Pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds
If you're like me you have an uncanny ability to crave a specific food on the days that its purveyor is shut. Well, pie lovers, the beginning of the work week is just a little bit sweeter...Four & Twenty Blackbirds, my go-to pie shop is now open on Mondays...

Four & Twenty is a seasonal pie shop and with winter in full spring you can expect to see Salted Caramel Apple, Cranberry Sage, Black Bottom Oat, Black Bottom Lemon, Salty Honey, Grapefruit Custard, Chili Chocolate & Buttermilk Chess among others in regular rotation on the menu. I've been looking forward to trying their Rosemary Shoofly pie and will stop in soon to do so.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds hummus sandwich
Perhaps while I'm there I'll also snag one of their awesome hummus sandwiches on crusty housemade country rolls. The sandwich is just the right size for pairing with pie without feeling overstuffed. With plenty of spicy pickled carrots, peppery daikon radish and a nice schmear of hummus, it feels like a virtuous sort of lunch that is deserving of dessert.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 Third Ave. at 8th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-499-2917
birdsblack.com
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

1 comment:

Le Grumeau said...

Wow, the apple-rhubarb pie looks amazing ! I love the generous portion of cream. Thanks for sharing !
Le Grumeau