FX McRory’s (Pioneer Square)

Seattle Foodies!

I’m glad you are here. I just came across a place in Pioneer Square (near CenturyLink field) called FX McRoy’s (http://www.fxmcrorys.com/). I went there on a Friday night at 6:30 p.m. I was expecting it to be packed, it was not. Besides Ryan and I, there were 2 other couples in the restaurant. This was not a game day, but if you plan to go here on a game day I would expect the place to be packed. They have Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners gear all over place. I love the atmosphere. It has a nice classy charm, but great for wearing your sports gear and not feeling under dressed. You can also wear your little black dress and fit in perfectly!

We sat close to the bar because there was only one server. He was very enthusiastic and very attentive. I ordered a burger. Here is the description off their website:

Sunny Side Up Burger
A half pound fresh ground chuck patty seasoned with cumin, grilled, and topped with a sunny side up egg, guacamole, tomato, and lettuce on a bun dressed with red onion mayonnaise.
14.45

Sounds delicious, right? I thought the burger was good, but not worth $14.45. It was on par with an Applebee’s burger. The fries were of the same family as McDonald fries. I was really craving some big steak fries… bummer. I would suggest trying McRory’s during happy hour, and testing this place out for yourself. I will go back, because I believe they were just having an off day with their cook. There are so many things on the menu that sound so good.

Here’s a really poor-quality photo of the  bar area. The sports items are behind me when I was taking the photo. Sorry, I didn’t get a photo of the food. My battery died at the worst moment.

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Ratings (1-5):

Overall: 3.5 (Expecting better food)

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Food Quality: 3 ( I believe they were having an off day. I will try again and update you.)

Leave a post if you tried this place and had a different reaction! I’d love to hear.

Shadowland (West Seattle)

Foodies ~

2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30th, 2014. Hangry was overcoming Ryan and I. If you do not know what Hangry is… well basically hangout with Ryan and I when we haven’t had any food for 8 hours and you will know.

Luckily for us, it was brunch still – yes my favorite meal of the day! I ordered the Breakfast Burrito which consisted of sausage, egg, avocado, tomatoes, some type of sauce, with a side of hash browns, beans and rice. This meal hit the spot for me. It was the perfect amount for me. I would order this again. Here’s a pic:

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Ryan ordered Huevos Rancheroes:

Image We sat at the bar. There was one other person at the bar with us. The service was a bit slower than I thought it should be, but the bartender was still very nice. I ordered a Bloody Mary ($6.00) (I mean why not on a Sunday). It was a bit more spicy than expected, but very good. Ryan ordered his meal with Chirizo and it was missed, but was not on the bill eaither, so no big complaint on that. He said he still enjoyed his meal.

If you are looking for a good quiet brunch I would recommend Shadowland. It was not the best service or best food I have had for brunch, but it was nice to get away from all the people and enjoy the company and good food. I should mention that this is also a bar, and I am sure other times are way busier… be aware.

Here’s a link to there site to check them out: http://shadowlandwest.com/

Ratings (1-5):

Overall: 4

Service:3 (Bartendar was nice, but a bit slow)

Atmosphere: 4 (good for a relaxed brunch)

Food Quality: 4 (Decent, better than what I can make at home)