Break out the briquets—it’s time for a barbecue. This Friday, we’re celebrating the Fourth with our favorite all-American treats: apple pie, cheap beer, and some good old-fashioned pyrotechnics.
What’s more American than a slice of pie on July 4th? Apple may be ye olde standby, but Emily Elsen—who opened Brooklyn’s beloved Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie shop with her sister in 2009—has plenty of suggestions for alternate fruit fillings with a more modern bent. Lavender, meet blueberry. Paprika, meet peach.