A Restaurant’s Take

Knockout pies

A taste of Australia in Southie and East Boston.

Matthew J Lee

Pies are the knockout punch that gives KO its name. At one visit, we are blown away by beef stew with shredded meat in red wine and beef stock, curried vegetable, and tender braised lamb shank. These perfectly firm, golden-brown round pies leave everyone wanting more. Need instructions on how to properly eat the pastries? No forks, all hands.  —  Glenn Yoder

KO PIES 87 A Street, South Boston, 617-269-4500, and KO at the Shipyard, Boston Harbor Shipyard, 256 Marginal Street, Building 16, East Boston, 617-418-5234;