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Petsi Pies is known for rhubarb pies, bourbon chocolate pecan pies, even cupcakes. But baker Renee McLeod also makes mean chicken potpies, with the same great crusts, filled with generous chunks of meat and vegetables. She only prepares a limited quantity, so if you want to be sure of snagging one at her Somerville spot, order in advance. They come in a smaller size that serves one to two, or a large for six to eight. When the growing season kicks into gear, McLeod gets the potatoes and carrots (as well as strawberries, rhubarb, and more) from local farms and farmers markets. Pictured: owner Renee McLeod.
> 285 Beacon Street, Somerville, 617-661-7437, petsipies.com