1339 H St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Mmmm, pie. I love pie. I used to be a "cake" person but as I've grown older and my palate has changed, I've definitely turned to pie. Preferably fruit pies (omg apple pie, nom nom nom). I've even conducted a few pie experiments on my own. I can whip up a pretty killer peach pie, apple pie, and mixed-berry buttermilk pie (the latter is probably one of the most divine things I have ever eaten).
|A decorative display of Dangerously Delicious pie boxes in the front window|
Anyway, so I was very excited to know that Baltimore import Dangerously Delicious Pies sells savory pies, sweet pies, and quiche. Full-sized pies sell for between $30 and $35, with individual slices costing between $6.50 and $7.50. All pies are made from scratch, every apple hand-cored, according to the DDP Web site. DDP offers more than 50 pies on their menu, rotating between 15 and 25 options per day.
That's a lot of pie.
I decided to check out the sweet offering, ordering a slice of Baltimore Bomb Pie for myself and a slice of Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie for the hubs. A Baltimore Bomb Pie is basically a Vanilla Chess pie with Baltimore's Berger cookies melted into it (Berger cookies are vanilla wafers coated in chocolate ganache).
It was ... OK. The pie was more like a slightly gritty custard without enough chocolate. I mean, I could see the chocolate swirled in, but I couldn't taste it. And I guess I was expecting chunks of cookies ... but to no avail. And it tasted like corn syrup. A lot of corn syrup. But the crust was pretty awesome - definitely the best part of the whole pie.
|A slice of Baltimore Bomb Pie - meh|
But the Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie was killer. It was so rich that I only needed one bite to indulge in the delicious taste of peanut butter and chocolate - one of nature's very best combinations.
So I'll visit DDP again, but next time I'll be ordering a slice of the Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche or the savory Sausage, Tomato and Fennel Pie.