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KO Pies near So. Station: A Great FlakyLight Pie Crust with Savory Fillings

opinionatedchef Feb 23, 2012 07:20 PM

Had a delightful visit at KO Pies today. If I had been smarter and realized it is only 2 minutes from South Station, I would have gone long ago. Sam, the owner, now THIS is a guy in the right business. A talented chef that could not make you more welcome; a real ray of Aussie sunshine. Talked shop for awhile and had alot of fun. Loved the Irish Stew Pie (chunks of shredded beef with red wine; a richer experience than the regular Beef Pie (ground beef, no wine or spice/herbs.) and the month’s special- Curried Chicken and Potato Pasties (hand pie/turnover). My Love scarfed his Lamb shank pie and ordered take away.Almost every item here is house made: the flaky wonder of their pie dough(all butter, no lard etc) is a thing of beauty, the toothsome pie fillings, a neat selection of salads and sides. (The Lithuanian style pork sausage is done per KO’s recipe, at a local sausage vendor.)

Looks like their food truck will just be for special events now, as their new (formerly Scups) East Boston space will keep them plenty busy. They hope to move in there by late April or so. They will continue at this A St. location as well.

Btw, all their pies/pasties/rolls are sold frozen as well. If your freezer isn’t full with Wang’s dumplings, you’d do well to make some room for these KO treats!

We look forward to returning; getting some pies and those tempting salads and driving 10 minutes to Castle Island for a lovely outing.


KO Catering and Pies
87 A St, Boston, MA 02127

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  1. C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Feb 24, 2012 06:09 AM

    Two minutes from South Station ? With all due respect, you'd have to be driving really fast!! It's basically next door to Amrheins by Broadway T station.

    Thanks, though, for answering my question which I left on another KO thread. I drive by it all the time and it's looked closed lately. Good to know it's not. Sam and Jason are good guys, for sure.

    Haven't been there in awhile but the lamb shank pie seems new to me (don't recall it) and it sounds yummy.

    If you go again try the chicken salt fries.

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      MC Slim JB RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 07:57 AM

      It's only about a mile away, but A Street is a pothole minefield, tough to drive at any speed.

      My Eastie friends are very excited about their forthcoming second outlet in the old Scup's space.


      1. re: MC Slim JB
        C. Hamster RE: MC Slim JB Feb 24, 2012 08:26 AM

        After eating a pie or two go across the street for a beer at Dirty Bill's (The Williams Tavern). Interesting local venue ...

        Is Scups right on the water?

        1. re: C. Hamster
          Jenny Ondioline RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 09:06 AM

          Sort of. It's in the middle of a kind of industrial area.

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            MC Slim JB RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 12:22 PM

            Not really. You can sort of see the Harbor between marina buildings across the street when you're sitting outside at the picnic tables and crane your neck.

            The way to enjoy the harbor view is to take http://citywatertaxi.com/taxi_stops.html there and back, say, from Long Wharf, to the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina stop. Used to be you could get a $10 round-trip fare if you told them you were headed to Scup's.


            1. re: MC Slim JB
              C. Hamster RE: MC Slim JB Feb 24, 2012 12:31 PM

              Cool thanks MC and Jenny

              Does the water taxi stop close by?

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                MC Slim JB RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 12:57 PM

                You walk from the end of the dock into the Shipyard, and then maybe another 50 yards? It's nothing.


              2. re: MC Slim JB
                Jenny Ondioline RE: MC Slim JB Feb 24, 2012 03:36 PM

                Even better: Get takeout and walk the quarter-mile or less to Piers Park. Great views, great park. My favorite little hidden jewel of the city.

          2. re: C. Hamster
            opinionatedchef RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 08:27 AM

            yes, looking forw to it, and some salads. Just was so focused on the pies yestday!

            1. re: opinionatedchef
              C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Feb 24, 2012 08:37 AM

              Good to start with the main focus and then expand. They can do some creative soups, too.

            2. re: C. Hamster
              galangatron RE: C. Hamster Feb 24, 2012 09:05 AM

              the braised lamb shank pie was a "pie of the month" (october?) that was voted "pie of the year" and got added to the menu

            3. tammyh RE: opinionatedchef Feb 24, 2012 11:51 AM

              oh man. Aussie ground beef pies? chicken salt fries?? the exact things I crave! excuse me while I ignore the lamb pie suggestion for the time-being ...

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                adamgendreau RE: opinionatedchef Feb 24, 2012 02:26 PM

                These guys do killer stuff! Love their pies and sausage rolls. The Irish stew pie is my favorite, for sure.
                I'm glad to hear of their expansion to East Boston. That sounds some good news for Eastie and they couldn't get meat pies made by nicer gents!

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