And just as generously portioned. Order the three-piece "box" (lately $13), and your plate will be further crowded with a biscuit and one side, today, baked beans.
Afterward: Tar Heel pie is at heart a rich chocolate brownie, here substituting walnuts for the more traditional pecans. Compared with the restaurant's sometimes slumplike fruit pies, this particular slice was much more resistant to the pie knife, and then my fork — but then, who need a fork for a brownie? Other slices from a rotating selection (about $5 each) include rhubarb, sour cherry and pie crumble, and blackberry with a cornmeal crust. Also shown: the riverside view down the road, a cozy spot that didn't make the move from the restaurant's old location, and is now closed off.
166 South 4th St. (at Driggs St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn