Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!
On Sunday afternoon, after I explored Vinegar Hill with friends, I met up with my Park Slope pals, Emily, Chelsea, and Mollie for a slice of pie from the new pie shop in their neighborhood called, Four & Twenty Blackbirds. We got there late in the day and most of the pies were sold out except for the Buttermilk Chess and the Farmer's Cheese pie. We tried a slice of each, and they were both delicious- one was savory and the other sweet. I was really excited for them that they were selling out at the end of the day- obviously they are doing well, and it means that I will have to return before Summer to try the Apple & Pear with Rosewater! Four & Twenty has a great location, they are just between Park Slope and Carrol Gardens in the Gowanus area, and they are just a block and half from the closest subway hub. The interior alone is worth the visit, and they have more than just Pie, they carry other homemade treats, fresh fruit and coffee & tea too. I am looking forward to my next visit!
P.S. I love the Blackbird tagline: "Keep Your Fork There's Pie!", so cute.