Favorite Dishes #42: Hippie Banjo at Pies 'n' Thighs

Hippie banjo
Hippie banjo
Photo courtesy Pies 'n' Thighs

Though simple, there's something about Pies 'n' Thighs' (166 South Fourth Street, 347-529-6090) hippie banjo sandwich ($7.50) that really hits the spot. No ordinary fried egg sandwich, the hippie banjo is a hotbed of textures and flavors: stacked between two pieces of buttery, crunchy, straight-from-the-grill anadama bread sit an over-easy fried egg, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomato, sprouts and mayo. The sprouts, in particular, elevate the overall sandwich, acting as a palate refresher after the cheese and mayo.

Pies 'n' Thighs' homefries ($5) — classic rosemary potatoes, which have been cooked to crispy perfection — and cheese grits ($5) complete the meal, if you're really ravenous.

The Village Voice is counting down to our Best of New York City issue in October. We're combing the city every day, one dish at a time, to guide you to the most delicious food in NYC. These are our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2015, in no particular order, save for the top 10. To read about previous dishes, browse the 100 Favorite Dishes page.


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