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Nov 24, 2010 09:12 PM

I don't understand the attraction of Dangerously Delicious Pies

After our meal at Centro Tapas Bar, we walked a few blocks to Dangerously Delicious Pies for dessert. I had heard of it and thought it would be a good way to end the meal, after a short stroll between restaurants.

We ordered slices of coconut chess pie, apple pie, Baltimore Bomb (Berger cookie pie) , White Trash, and pumpkin pie. The Baltimore Bomb was the favorite of the night.

The fillings were good, not as sweet as I was expecting (and prefer), but rich and creamy. The pie crust was disappointingly tough and hard to eat.

Were we there on an off night or is this a place whose name promises more than the kitchen delivers?

Dangerously Delicious Pies
1036 Light St, Baltimore, MD

Centro Tapas Bar
1444 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230

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    1.'s a unique concept and the owner Rodney has parlayed his " rock star/ pie man" persona into a successful business. The product iteslf leaves much to be desired IMHO. A lot of style...very little substance.

      Too bad there isn't another "pie place" around. ( that I know of)

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      1. re: MDicecreamguy

        Blah...Afraid the only other place to get a good pie is your own kitchen. Really not brain surgery to make a oh I don't know, a chocolate creme pie/apple :/ (and it'd be 10x better)

        Not surprised either the crust tasted like dog biscuits,...

        1. re: JamesPapa

          that crust! Thank you! I am not alone in the dog biscuit opinion! yuck yuck yuck

          1. re: sarahplumley

            I would give it another try...I have gone several times and enjoyed the flaky crust. Definitely would not describe it as tough. (This is at the DC location.)

      2. There is a huge difference between the pies when Rodney makes them, and from what i have seen, everyone else. The saying goes if you give 10 people the same recipe there will be 10 different results. He is skilled at making his own pies. It seems he is just unable to pass along his skills to his bakers for whatever reason. The pies were alot better when he was making them all the time at his first store almost a decade ago.

        1. I agree with insidetrader. I had a wonderful slice of granny smith apple /raspberry pie at his old location in Canton about five years ago, but lately I've been most disappointed.

          1. i wonder if he's more often down in DC now on H st NE? i live near that location, and have loved the slices i've had (baltimore bomb, cherry, and bacon onion gruyere quiche). i haven't tried the baltimore location.

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            1. re: kallisti

              I also had a to-die-for slice of apple crumb at the DC location, as well as good baltimore bomb and steak and gruyere. Though the service has been abominably bad on these two occasions, the pie has been delicious.

              1. re: hamster

                weird. i've had good service all the time. but yes, delicious pie. mm. i brought a baltimore bomb to my parents' for thanksgiving.

                1. re: kallisti

                  I may have just gotten unlucky on two occasions. It was the same worker both times, and he was both over-worked and extremely inefficient. The wait was literally 40 minutes to get the pie after we ordered. Nuts.

                  1. re: hamster

                    :-0 okay, that's pretty ridiculous. I guess I've never been there when it's super crazy packed, but I don't think I've had to wait more than 10 minutes on the occasions I've been there.