Carrie Rengers

Hey, Wichita, there’s plenty of pie to go around

Fried Pies will open in a kiosk at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler early this summer. Bradley Monahan and his wife, Laura, and her father, Shaker Dakhil, are partners in the business, which they hope to open at multiple sites in and around Wichita.
Fried Pies will open in a kiosk at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler early this summer. Bradley Monahan and his wife, Laura, and her father, Shaker Dakhil, are partners in the business, which they hope to open at multiple sites in and around Wichita. The Wichita Eagle

The way some people have reacted to the Fried Pies story today, you’d think it was Thanksgiving and there was only one piece of mom’s apple pie left.

Have You Heard? reported that oncologist Shaker Dakhil had the idea to open an Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies for years after seeing it on TV.

What we then mistakenly said is that Dakhil took it as a sign from God when he saw a November Wichita Eagle story about the concept opening in Park City. He says he actually had the sign when reading an August Eagle story saying that the Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies was closing its Tonkawa, Okla., shop.

It’s taken Dakhil longer to get going on his, which he and his daughter, Laura Monahan, and her husband, Bradley, plan for Northwest Centre early this summer.

Monahan says her family wishes the best for the Park City pie shop.

“Hey, there’s enough pie to go around,” she says. “We even send people up there.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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