Stressed out about your union's inability to curry political favor to get the canal dredged? Tired from days spent moving illegal shipping containers for dudes named The Greek? Not interested in references to Season Two of The Wire? Then you probably should just hit KO Pies at the Shipyard, the second incarnation of the popular Southie spot that specializes in hearty meat pies and suds from Down Under, now soft open. After getting Ziggy tattooed on your knuckles, check out:
The Digs: As it is located in a boat yard, the brick-facaded 28-seater boasts an industrial/ nautical vibe with communal wood six-tops w/ metal stools, a handful of internationally set clocks (Moscow, Sydney, Pie Time!!), and a gravel 20-seat front patio that overlooks the Harbor, and hopefully your decision to wear capris.
Eat Now: Keeping things simple out of the gate, the limited opening lineup sticks to pies, including the classic ground beef cooked w/ sweet white onions in a peppered gravy, "falling off the bone" spice-rubbed lamb shanks, and the red wine-heavy Irish beef stew.
Eat Later: If you Add this to My Thrillist and come back in a few weeks, expect the full brunch-thru-dinner monty ripe with
English dudes whipping their pants off bar snacks like Thai-style fish cakes & curried coconut chicken skewers, sweet corn fritters w/ bacon, and even fresh local Jonah crab w/ avocado, scallion & cherry tomato
Party All The Time: The 20-plus Aussie/ Kiwi-friendly selection of suds is divided into "tinnies", "stubbies", and "longnecks" and showcases Coopers Pale Ale, Allagash Black Belgian Stout, and a 750ml of New Zealand-made Moa Original, which's distinctly labeled "Very Rare", also the likelihood you were actually getting sick of those Wire references.