Dangerously Delicious Pies, the Detroit rock and roll pie shop, has expanded downriver with a new restaurant in Wyandotte and a bakery in River Rouge.
The Wyandotte restaurant launched with a soft opening in late May, serving sweet and savory pies during a limited-hour run between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Starting Monday, June 13, the restaurant will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
It's been a whirlwind opening for co-owner Don Duprie and crew. Duprie, who's also an accomplished songwriter and musician when not running the shop, says the Wyandotte location has been scrambling to keep up with demand.
"We thought it would be more of a relaxed thing with the soft opening, but it's been kind of crazy, just going non-stop," says Duprie. "We were caught a little off guard by the demand, but that's a good thing."
Wyandotte customers can expect the same style of savory and sweet pies found at the Detroit location, ranging from pulled pork dinner pies to salted maple dessert pies.
The biggest difference, says Duprie, is the freedom of owning his own space. Dangerously Delicious Pies currently rents the kitchen and operates out of the back of Third Street Bar in Detroit. Duprie says he is leaving that location at the end of June. There will be a new Detroit location, though he's not ready to divulge where it will be.
The Wyandotte restaurant seats about 20 customers, including bar, booth, and outdoor seating. The shop plans on hosting music events at some point, too. The River Rouge bakery will function as just that for now, though Duprie hints at the possibility of restaurant space opening at that location further down the line.
Fans of Dangerously Delicious Pies can also expect a food truck. Already purchased and currently undergoing repairs, the food truck will be on the streets by mid-summer.
"This is new territory for us," says Duprie. "But we're gonna figure it out."
Dangerously Delicious Pies is located at 2909 Biddle Ave. in Wyandotte.
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