Fortunately though, there are options other than fast food chains and the same old, same old that we're used to.
Thanks to Restaurant.com, our most recent discovery that provides affordability, flavor and speed is Myles Teddywedgers Cornish Pasty, a staple in downtown, Madison, WI.
Located in the heart of Madison, Myles Teddywedgers has been a staple on State Street ever since the previous owner, Miles Allen, decided to share the foods from his childhood with the rest of the world.
Allen was raised near Mineral Point, WI, in an area populated with miners (called teddy boys) from Cornwall, England, the birthplace of the pasty (meat, vegetables and potatoes wrapped in dough and baked). As his father had a restaurant serving pasties called tater wedges, Allen opened his own restaurant in 1976 and combined the phrases, resulting in Teddywedgers.
Currently owned and run by Raymond Johnson, Teddywedgers' location is actually quite small, with no room or tables for dining inside at all. However, that doesn't stop fans from returning time and again to pick up their favorite variety of these toasty pies stuffed with baked yumminess.
Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner options, Teddywedgers come in one size (large!) and are available with fillings such as eggs, Canadian bacon, ground beef, chicken, potato, onion, mozzarella cheese and more.
With each one retailing between $4 - $6, they're just the thing to grab-and-go to take home for a meal or to enjoy on a picnic on the beautiful grounds of the Capitol Building nearby.
As my family is often downtown to attend events, visit the Children's Museum, or simply see the latest happenings in our capitol city, Teddywedgers is just right to pop in for a unique and filling bite to eat.
Simply unwrap your hot bundle of freshness...
|The "Big Cheesy."|
...and dig right in!
|Refueling after the "Iron Kids," a children's version of the Ironman Triathlon!|
Don't be fooled by the appearance that these look similar in size to a large, round sandwich, as Teddywedgers are so thick and stuffed full that it's difficult to finish a whole one by yourself.
Which, actually, ends up fine, as then we bring home the leftovers and they heat up to be just as delectable the following day!
|Ground beef, potatoes and onions - my husband's favorite.|
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Around here, we're excited to have discovered the small, one-of-a-kind, family atmosphere of Teddywedgers and will surely be visiting again (they are open Monday - Saturday, 7am - 7:30pm) to try out even more of their homemade pasties.
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