Castle’s Kettle & Pub is a somewhat new restaurant in Blacksburg that we randomly (but luckily!) stumbled upon during our very first night here.
We had set out to tour the downtown and on our bike ride home (so glad to be living in a town where we can still bike everywhere–until winter hits that is!), we noticed this gorgeous deck and since a thunderstorm was brewing, we decided to take a quick detour before heading home. Most sane people would probably take that as a hint to pedal even faster, but I somehow was gifted with a husband who’s absolutely obsessed with storms, so he didn’t want to miss any action on our first night here. Crazy boys.
Although we weren’t in the mood for food, the menu looked amazing, so we decided to come back the following weekend when Jeff’s dad was visiting.
Since it was a somewhat cool night, and you all know my obsession with soup (it’s almost soup season!), I ordered the Potato and Leek Soup: a creamy potato soup, seasoned with fresh leeks and onions; served with our homemade Irish soda bread. The Irish soda bread just may be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
Jeff had a gorgeous Corned Beef Rueben: shredded slow roasted corned beef, red cabbage mix, thousand island spread, topped with melted Swiss cheese, served on a marble rye bread. He even got me to try a
Hands down, Castle’s has been one of the best restaurants we’ve been to since we moved here–I know it’s really only been 3 weeks, but I like to think I know good food when I see? smell? taste? it.
We can’t wait to go back, especially once the weather cools off a bit!
You can check out more information about Castle’s Kettle & Pub on their website here.
**now T. Flynn’s Pub