The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of KO Pies’ request to expand its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight.
KO Pies, the popular Australian restaurant down at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, has had a 10 p.m. license since opening last summer.
Owner of the only place in Boston to get an authentic Australian meat pie and other down under goodies Sam Jackson said the decision to expand came recently.
“Basically we’ve been in business for a little over a year and we were told by the licensing board that after a year we could apply to expand our hours from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.,” said Jackson. “As it stands right now we can’t serve beer, wine or food after 10 p.m. and we are forced to close by the licensing board. In the past few weeks, especially during the Boston Bruins playoffs highlighted the fact residents want to socialize and hang out after 10 p.m. but unfortunately we have to close.”
Jackson said KO Pies has a clean record with the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and Massport, the landlord of the Boston Shipyard and Marina, is in full support of the expanded hours.
“It’s not something we’ll do every day but we’d like to have the option to stay open a little later when it is busy,” said Jackson. “We have also noticed that some of the parties we host are tough to wrap up in a few hours especially when they start at 8 p.m.,” he said.
Jackson launched the company in South Boston a few years ago and saw future potential for his product here on Eastie’s waterfront last year.
KO Pies held a soft opening in June 2012 and began rolling out meat pies like the classic beef, braised lamb shank and classic beef with cheese pies to hungry residents. Jackson and company also offered Aussie sausage rolls as well as beer, wine and sangria to help wash down those perfectly seasoned flaky pies.
Since the soft opening, the business at the highly anticipated new addition to Eastie’s dining scene has not slowed one bit.
Order the traditional Aussie pies and you won’t be disappointed. The classic beef is a five-inch round pie of homemade flaky puff pastry filled with extra lean ground beef that is seasoned perfectly and filled with gravy.
Or try the braised lamb shank pie, which is perhaps the best treat you will have in a while. The lean tender lamb is slow braised and packed in the buttery piecrust with peas, carrots, string beans and lamb gravy. One bite of this pie and you will be hooked.