Stuff Yer Face: Good to Go Meat Pies
After months and months of reviewing Bellingham restaurants, we decided to visit a place neither of us had ever been: the fair city of Everson. After a very pleasant 15-mile spring drive out into the county, we arrived on Main Street. Being new to the town, we decided to drive the length of the road until we hit farmland again; it didn’t take long.
After a quick U-turn at the middle school, we arrived at our destination, hungry for meat pies! Actually known as pasties (pronounced “past-ees”), the woman at the counter informed us that this type of baked good originated in Cornwall, England and was popular among miners. The insides would stay warm for hours and they could eat with their dirty hands, often discarding the crust. Fortunately for us, the crust on these particular pasties is flaky and delicious, and should most certainly be consumed. Good to Go uses local ingredients whenever possible, which has resulted in a high-quality product that reflects the quality of food available in our area.
Kayser ordered the BBQ Pulled Pork Pasty ($7.50), which was stuffed with tender pulled pork, corn, onions, fresh cilantro, and smothered with their very own Ty’s BBQ sauce. The pasty was baked to a beautiful golden brown and was hot to the touch. Upon cutting the crisp crust, the tangy BBQ sauce wafts into the nose immediately. It wasn’t long until he had devoured the entire thing. Though he had wished he tried one of the soups on the menu as well, the hefty size of the pasty was more than enough for dinner.
Apple had the Pot Roast Pasty ($7.50), filled with ale braised chuck, carrots, gravy and green onions, with an extra side of their fantastic meat gravy. This pasty blew any pot pie he’d had before out of the water. The generous amount of stuffing slathered in some of the best gravy he’d ever had resulted in a very happy Apple. They knew the moment they tasted their pasties that their first time in Everson would not be their last.
Apple also took home one of the Broccoli Cheddar Pasties ($6.50) to go, which cooked nicely in the oven. Broccoli cheddar is one of Apple’s favorite soups, and he was impressed by how well the pasty captured the essence of that soup in a different form. It had the perfect amount of cheesiness and the broccoli wasn’t over-cooked, which can sometimes ruin the soup. The filling never seeped through the crust; in fact it wasn’t soggy at all. He also heated up some of his leftover meat gravy, which he used for dipping after enjoying a spoonful or two of the gravy all by itself (yes, it’s that good).
For a town of less than 3,000 people, folks out in Everson are lucky to have something like Good to Go. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, and for those who prefer eating at home, they can stock up on pasties to heat up whenever they’d like. It’s clear that this food is made with a lot of care and though it was worth the drive, we hope that someday these pasties are available in Bellingham proper. Good to Go is located at 128 Main Street in Everson and open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit goodtogomeatpies.com/.