Rene G wrote:
One day at the end of December I was hanging around in Bridgeport and lucked into meeting Jay and Carrie, owners of Bridgeport Pasty Co. I got to sample a test batch of pasties and thought they were very good. The big chunks of beef and butter crust impressed me. I look forward to following the progress of the Pastymobile. From what I understand they will have no storefront but their pasties may be available in local coffee shops etc.
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We tested 3 types of pasties from their truck at the Hideout Block Party this weekend and enjoyed all three;
Chicken Pot Pie-- the "gravy" was solid, so was suitable for festival-style eating and didn't dribble down your arm. This one was devoured by my kid, so I didn't get a chance to try it.
Beef and Stilton-- Big chunks of beef (as noted) and just the right amount of blue cheese (tasty but not overwhelming).
The Oinkle-- My favorite, bits of sausage, potato, and apple. Delicious with the buttery crust.
For the crust, I can't make an informed comparison to traditional pasties, but this crust was soft and buttery, quite thick (especially around the edges)-- it was a little crisp, but not crispy, if that makes sense. Great festival food, I recommend this truck-- plus (also as noted above), all they have to do is hand you the (warm) pasty in a bag-- quick service means no long lines.