Pot pies may be a well-known diner staple, but lately they’ve been showing up on the menus of some of the fancier places in town, including Waterfront Kitchen in Fells Point. The new Woman’s Industrial Kitchen also serves pot pies, reminiscent of its former tea-room days. But when you mention pot pie in this town, many people immediately think of Casey’s Bar and Restaurant in Parkville (1742 E. Joppa Rd., 410-668-1616) and ask reverently, “Have you had their pot pie?” Now, we have. And it’s a doozy. As big as a casserole dish, the savory pie is laden with a homemade stew of chicken, carrots, potatoes, and celery, and draped with a mantle of golden puff pastry. Casey Brooks, who owns the four-year-old restaurant with his mother, Theresa Santoro, says, “The pot pie has become a staple here. In the wintertime, people flock in for it.” We can understand why.
Restaurants embrace the comfort-food dish
Issue date: February, 2012