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Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Update from Dangerously Delicious Pies

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I checked in with the folks down at Dangerously delicious Pies, and here are some of the recent developments:

We have our online store up officially for folks to order their Thanksgiving Pies and leave the burden of baking up to us this year! A percentage of sales will be donated to a local elementary school as we did last year with Maury Elementary! We are also joining forces with Anthropologie to feed the Black Friday frenzied shoppers from 9am to 3pm. Also as you may or may not know we are officially serving beer and wine now and will be introducing a Wino Wednesday deal very soon! we stayed true to our Baltimore roots and serve up our staple cheap go-to Natty Boh at 2 for $5 everyday! We also offer Flying Dog beers out of Fredrick, Md. and Heavy Seas also out of Baltimore among a few select other beer options.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

yay for pie!

now all we need to do is convince them to bring that white trash pie back! seriously, that was the name, don't start a flame war against me, lol.

Tom A. said...

Oops. Can they actually sell single beers "to go" like that?

Why does a pie shop even want/need a liquor license?

Tom A. said...

and $15 dollars for a 6 pack of natty bo?

But I guess if they can get people to pay 7 bucks for a slice of pie, and can get people to pay 15 bucks for a 6 pack of beer, more power to them!

Anonymous said...

"An Update to Dangerously Delicious Pies"

*I will not be paying $30 for a pumpkin pie.*

love a good pie and crust said...

correcto anon 10:04am...in fact my crust is better than theirs. Last time I had a slice of $6 pecan pie...it looked like it had not setup well and was curdeled..UCK..that was last year and that was the last time I went

Anonymous said...

I was also shocked by their prices. Over $30 for a pie that wasn't very good at all. I've never been back.

But I'm glad they are there instead of an abandoned building.

inked said...

Tom A.,
It says "go-to," not to go. That's two beers for onsite consumption for $5. The SMOG & other savory pies go well with a beer.

Tom A. said...

wow my brain really cracks me up sometime. I looked again, saw "to-go" and then made my brain read it correctly! I then watched the words switch!

Dave B said...

especially with pumpkin pie, who cares about the crust? all i want is the filling.

i'm gonna get some pie from safeway or ht and eat the hell out of them on thursday

love a good pie and crust said...

Dave...some of us do care about the flaky crust...and the contents it holds

Anonymous said...

You guys want and want and want, "why can't we have an Italian place? a butcher?, a Fresh Fields?"

Next you're absurdly excited when something is announced (now H St. will be all that I desire!)

And then you become disillusioned, and every post is simply an opportunity to crap on a place without any provocation.

Soooooooooo laaaaaaaaame.

Anonymous said...

@anon 1:31:

I want to love them, and have tried them many times, it's just frustrating that they offer (at best) average goods at ridiculous prices.

I only get the pies when there is a 20 for 40 living social deal. Half price for a DDP pie is about right, IMO... but they are obviously doing business at their price points, so this is obviously just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

No one gives a shit that you don't want to pay $30 for a pie, so hit the shoppers warehouse until your heart is content.

Anonymous said...

"average goods at ridiculous prices"

Welcome to the District!

Anonymous said...

I love the savory pies at DDP. As for price, some people moan and whine because they think the pies at DDP are too expensive; but I'm a pretty large guy with a pretty decent appetite, and I can get four meals out of one of those pies. $35 for four meals? No complaints about price from me. If $9/meal is still too expensive, there's always McDonalds.

I wanna be like poo said...

Jeez. The price is fine. What a bunch of hippie whiners. We bought pies for each of our favorite neighbors for thanksgiving - for a total of 6. They loved them.

Maybe y'all will change your tune when you get that high paying managerial job at wal mart.... Oh! Wait! That won't happen because there isn't a metro near any of the current wal mart locations!

I say, " pie in your face!"

(sent by my iPad 2)

Anonymous said...

When all you sell is pie you have to cover the cost of your overhead from that pie. There is a reason Wendy's will charge you 1.49 for a hamburger and 1.59 for a coke. They are making more money off the drinks. DDP has to pay rent, salaries and taxes. If not enough people want their product at that price, then it is a bad business model and it will close. I just think you have to take all things into consideration before you complain about the price.

Anonymous said...

^^^ thanks for explaining the obvious (although DDP does have drinks now, and just like Wendy's, marks 'em up).

$30 for a pumpkin pie is still highway robbery, no matter how much you try to talk yourself into it.

The savory pies are a better deal.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous post the prices are high.However,I like the selctions of pies and its a treat to visit occasionaly.

Anonymous said...

I'm reminded of the discussion a year or so ago where people were going "$3 for a cupcake? You've got to be kidding me! Their costs must be 25 cents each! What a rip-off!" until Joe Englert came in here and broke down the costs of operation and showed that even at $3/cupcake, Georgetown Cupcakes had to sell hundreds a day just to break even. Everyone shut up after that.

oboe said...

The savory pies are a better deal.

And this, my friends, is the bottom line. I don't particularly care for sweet pies anyway, but the savory pies are completely fantastic. The fact that all you sweet-toothed folks are implicitly subsidizing us savory-toothed folks in our pie consumption just makes things that much (sorry) sweeter.

especially with pumpkin pie, who cares about the crust? all i want is the filling.

Why not just buy a can of pumpkin pie filling and scoop it out with a box of graham crackers?

Brokey McBroke said...

"I'm a pretty large guy with a pretty decent appetite, and I can get four meals out of one of those pies. $35 for four meals?"

^ If you can make "four meals" out of a pumpkin pie, you'll do very well in this post-recession economy. LMAO. Try actually reading the complaints before you try to respond to them.

Brokey McBroke said...

Why not just buy a can of pumpkin pie filling and scoop it out with a box of graham crackers?

^ @oboe i literally laughed out loud when i read that

Anonymous said...

I understand there are significant operating costs for the storefront. But all the pies at eastern market yesterday topped out at $15; I simply don't think it's competitive to offer the same thing take away for $30, but obviously somebody is paying for it or they'd be out of business.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? The vendor at EM market does not have anything near the overhead the DDP does. And regardless of what you think of DDP, the Sweet Shoppe at EM is pretty mediocre.

Dave B said...

costs are not justification for a high price, when others are able to produce it at a lower price due to lower costs. you can charge it but people won't pay it if they have another equal option. since the market isnt completely efficient, you might have a few uninformed customers who don't know better or first timers who want to see what all the fuss is about.

if the pies are equal and EM has pies that are $15, the only way DDP can charge $35 and survive in the long run is if there is a steady stream of the types of customers I mention above or if people are willing to pay the extra $20 for the dine-in experience at DDP or the cool box or the cool name. maybe it is worth it, who knows?

all i know is that i bought three $4 dollar pies at HT yesterday and will be very happy to eat them. yeah yeah, i know, it might be a loss-leader, but the fact remains $4 pie is an alternative to DDP for a large majority of the non-pie snob population

as far as scooping pumpkin pie filling out of a can, doesnt that stuff need to be baked first? or perhaps i like pie filling made from scratch. i'm unsure of the sources of the pies I have eaten

if there is acceptable ready-to-eat pumpkin pie filling in a can, then yes i would consider eating it with graham crackers a viable strategy.

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin Pie is really more of a pumpkin custard. It takes milk, eggs, sugar, and spices (usually nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon) to get that pumpkin pie taste. If you eat it right out of the can, you will be sorely dissapointed.

Anonymous said...

Geez, don't people have anything better to do than complain about the price of pie? I mean, it's all hand made from scratch in their kitchen every single morning...and has anyone ever held one of their whole savory pies? They weigh like, 5 friggin pounds!

Plus, the people who work there are really nice. I've always enjoyed the banter!

Tom A. said...

I am a lot of things, but I never realized I was a member of the non-pie snob population!

i like poo said...

some people shop at neiman marcus, some a k-mart.

to each their own.