By Katie Van Dam
First off, let me start by wishing everyone a very happy Pi Day! I am obviously not a math person given the fact that I had no idea Van Vleck Hall existed until earlier this week, but I do know I love pie. And although I crave French Silk and Apple pie as much as the next person, I would encourage you all to step outside the box this March 14th and try some delicious savory pies from Myles Teddywedgers Cornish Pasty, located at 101 State Street.
Although it’s at the very end of State Street across from the Capitol (I know, I know, it’s a bit of a walk) Myles Teddywedgers is still definitely worth trying out and is undeniably unique. The menu is small and to the point, offering ground beef, steak, cheesy, veggie and chicken pies, or as Myles Teddywedgers likes to call them, “pasties.” Personally, I think the simple menu just adds to its quirky charm.
I went to Myles Teddywedgers for the first time this past fall, and I was actually really impressed with the simplicity of it. I just handed over my money and before I knew it I was holding a steaming hot dough ball bursting with chicken, veggies and cheese. There’s really nowhere to sit in the place itself, but luckily the Capitol steps and freakish 80 degree March weather are waiting for you right outside. Even though it was raining the first time I went, my roommate and I can fully admit we were in pure bliss sitting with our pies in the heart of Madison, with the Farmer’s Market bustling around us and street performers galore. Since then, I have made the trek up State Street several other times just to get my hands on one of those delicious pies. I’ve tried the “Big Cheesy” which is more of a pizza, filled with ground beef, mozzarella and pizza sauce, but I keep coming back to the classic chicken, which is basically a chicken pot pie. I mean, who doesn’t like comfort food in college?
So, once again, HAPPY PI DAY! If you’re feeling adventurous or just in the mood for a lazy stroll where you can enjoy the weather and listen to “Here Comes the Sun” over and over again on your iPod, take my advice and try out Myles Teddywedgers. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday. Until next time, happy eating! ☺