Friday, March 16, 2018

Tasty Pasty

If you've ever traveled to the UK you may have tried the meat pies on the menu of many pubs.  My sister and I were big fans of them when we were there a few years ago.  A warm pastry, filled with meat, vegetables, and potatoes- could there be anything better? 

Yes.  It turns out they taste pretty darn good with a cool, British brewed beer.

Tonight I was lucky to get a taste of both, sort of.

The Pure Pasty Company of Vienna, VA serves authentic, award-winning pasties, just like those served in Cornwall, England.  These hand-held meat pies were popular among Cornish tin miners in the late 16th-19th century.  It provided workers with a hearty meal that was easy to transport.

Perhaps it's best served with a Newcastle Brown Ale.  Tonight it went well with Guinness, because, after all, it is an Irish kind of weekend, right?


  1. What a great start to the weekend!

  2. I love the Vienna Pasty company! And the curry pasty is just amazing. You have awakened my craving for one.