NOT CUPCAKES, BUT PIES OF ALL SIZES AT PIE SISTERS ON M STREET
Today I stopped in the brand new Georgetown pastry shop, Pie Sisters, which is at the far western end of M Street, 3423, just beyond the running shop and the bike shops and across from Key Bridge. I'll be honest, I'm not much into pies (with the notable exception of Key Lime) but what they had on display was hugely tempting. They even had savory Chicken Pot Pie. Also, the little shop is very pretty and welcoming. (Note: I've since returned and tried a Chicken Pot Pie. One makes a perfect light lunch, two would make an ideal dinner, and an excellent option for a spontaneous dinner party with salad from nearby Sweetgreen).
CHICKEN POT PIES
In addition to big, regular sized pies they offer personal sized pies, basically what pies would be if pies were cupcakes, and maybe that's the point. For crust fiends, this is a bonanza.
My colleague at Washingtonian, Anna Spiegel, who writes the useful, interesting and delish "Best Bites" blog, has more on Pie Sisters.
This is an opportunity to remind you to please check washingtonian.com daily, twice daily, thrice daily, because since we've assembled a crack Web unit (haha, Web Crack), there's so much to feast upon. Modestly, I say we become more engaging every day.
The "sisters" in "Pie Sisters" are Allison, Erin and Catherine Blakely. While they grew up in Northern Virginia, Georgetown Patch says they attended St. John's Church here in Georgetown. They learned baking from Mom, of course.
AND FROM THE OTHER SIDE:
I refuse to fall into the trap of pitting them against the other wonderful sisters, Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne, who created and own Georgetown Cupcake only a few blocks up on M. Way too easy. Pies aren't cupcakes. I'm simply delighted they chose to open in my neighborhood, which is becoming Washington's nexus of sweets; the above mentioned plus beloved Baked & Wired, Patisserie Poupon, J. Chocolatier, Leopold's, Dolcezza, Thomas Sweet (and also chains such as Dean & Deluca, Pinkberry and Ben & Jerry's). I'm sure I'm forgetting someone. After all, there are rockin' donuts at Safeway. The village's new motto should be: You Wanna Get Fat? Come to Georgetown.
Pie Sisters is open every day at 11 am; closed on Mondays.