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The District’s newest food truck, Dangerously Delicious Pies, enjoyed its first full day today on the campus of the George Washington University in Foggy Bottom. Headed by operator Lloyd Blanchard, the truck offers an assortment of savory and sweet pies as well as quiches.
I got a chance to talk with Blanchard toward the end of his first day, and he offered a little insight on D.C.’s latest food truck. Dangerously Delicious Pies is the brainchild of Rodney Henry who started it up as a brick and mortar shop in Baltimore roughly 10 years ago. Since then, it has expanded within Baltimore and to Washington with a location at 1339 H Street NE. Henry’s pies have received national acclaim, and he even went toe-to-toe with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on an episode of Throwdown.
The pies are priced at $6.50 for the sweet ones and $7.50 for the savories. I had the opportunity to try the S.M.O.G. pie which stands for steak, mushroom, onion, and Gruyere as well as a slice of Henry’s famous Baltimore Bomb. The S.M.O.G. was tasty, but the crust is just so good that it overpowers the other flavors. The Baltimore Bomb is a southern buttermilk custard pie made with crumbled Berger cookies, which are vanilla wafers topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and native to the city of Baltimore. One bite of it, and you’ll realize that it tastes as good as it sounds.