What's up, homeslice? Dangerously Delicious Pies, that's what. And after two slices, one savory and one sweet, I can see why they call their pies "dangerously delicious." I'm almost thankful the pie truck doesn't come around my place of employment for lunch all too often, because then I would turn into the doughy consistency of pie.
The first slice I tried was the SMOG--steak, mushrooms, onions and gruyere. The slice was warmed so that the gruyere melted and the savory smell of the pie intensified. The quartet of savory flavors couldn't have been better. I would have like the onions to melt more in my mouth, but I suppose the crunch of translucent onions went nicely with the slippery slivers of mushrooms. The steak in the slice was actually large hunks of beef. I couldn't decide if I didn't mind the hunks or if I would have prefered smaller cubes or thinner slices of beef in the pie. Either way, with the beef smothered in cheese and surrounded by the onions and mushrooms, my first foray into savory pies was delicious.
For dessert, I sampled the cherry pie which was surprisingly tart. There were only ruby red little marbles, and none of the canned syrupy sweet filling you might find elsewhere. The cherry pie probably would have been good heated as well. Although the tartness wasn't bad, I do think the pie would have been better just a tad sweeter.
As for the key component holding all the pies together: the crust had a good flaky consistency. It was buttery and not too thick or dry.
The Dangerously Delicious Pie truck certainly beats many other trucks in variety. They offer a number of different options in both savory and sweet pies. Be sure to have cash on hand though--they sometimes but not always accept credit cards, according to the one guy I spoke with at the truck.
You can find them at their brick and mortar restaurant down on H St. NE, delivered to your doorstep or track their truck location on Twitter, @dcpietruck.