There's nothing like the homemade goodness of a pie made from scratch. Can't you just smell it? And, hey -- it's even better when you don't have to bake it yourself. Well, make room in your belly, because a gourmet pie shop opens its doors today at 1339 H St. N.E.
The name of the shop sounds both promising and threatening: Dangerously Delicious Pies. It promises pies made from scatch using fresh seasonal ingredients, without any additives or preservatives. The place tempts with old-fashioned faves like apple pie, as well as chocolately concoctions like Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mobtown Brown, a pecan pie topped with chocolate and caramel. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you're in pie heaven.
And although the shop's original location is in Baltimore, it adds some local "flavor" to the District with a signature deep dish called the Marion Berry Pie. It's topped with rock candy, according to Frozen Tropics -- a dubious honor indeed.
The shop offers sweet and savory pies (sausage, potato and fennel pie), plus vegetarian and vegan pies too, like the vegan chili pie. But get ready to shell out a pretty penny. Whole pies cost about $30 and a slice costs $6 to $7.
Today's 5 p.m. grand opening has been seven months in the making. The shop's Web site It blames an "elaborate maze of red tape." The place will be open daily, with hours stretching until 3:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. You could have pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late night snack. Yep, we don't see a problem with that at all.