In the fall, popular Indonesian pop-up Kaki Lima began operating out of KO Pies at the Shipyard (256 Marginal St. in East Boston) on KO's days off, Mondays and Tuesdays. (KO's beer and wine list was still available during Kaki Lima's services.) Dubbed KL@KO, the residency was another step in founders Retno Pratiwi's and Peter Gelling's plan to potentially open a permanent restaurant in the future.
"The restaurant industry is not an easy one," Gelling previously wrote in a release. "So we've opted to take it slow, to make sure we are ready — that we have the right experience and the resources to help ensure success — before we open our own place."
The team spent the winter away from KO, promising in a January newsletter that many more pop-ups were in the works (as well as a return to the KO residency). Plus, they even made an appearance down in Austin earlier this month.
March 13 is reopening day for KL@KO, according to a Facebook post that also teases a new menu item: rujak (root vegetables, tropical fruit, tamarind, and coconut sugar). Keep an eye on Kaki Lima's Facebook page for more information about the upcoming menu. KL@KO will run from noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays this time around.