Amid the apple varieties ordered by customers just before and after I arrived — salted caramel apple, apple pear rose — this was the pie that called to me. Subconsciously, perhaps, I associated "blackbird" with the predominant dark color of the roasted nut and chocolate pie (slice; $4.50).
Sadly, the chocolate lacked richness befitting its hue, the nuts were somehow not so nutty, and even the crust seemed thin and dry. (This was late in Four & Twenty's working day, also note.) I would have done better following the lead of Ed Levine, if only he'd published sooner.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 Third Ave. (at 8th St.), Gowanus, Brooklyn