bzboyandy

Andy Phillips, 43M.

Seattle, Washington
Joined Jul 2009
10 Followers 5 Following

Following 5 people

6 Loved Places

Listings

  • Eastland Park Hotel Downtown, Portland
  • Fore Street Old Port, Portland
  • Seattle Coffee Works Cafe Downtown, Seattle
  • Five Fifty-Five Park Side, Portland

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  • bzboyandy
    bzboyandy reviewed Seattle Coffee Works Cafe Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great spot for coffee and a sandwich
    Great spot just out of Pike Place Market for a quick bite, or lounging around with a cup of jo. Locally owned and operated.

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    bzboyandy reviewed Five Fifty-Five Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Simple and Perfect
    five fifty-five is a restaurant in Portland, Maine where a comfortable atmosphere, professional service, and fresh, simple, and delicious food meet.

  • bzboyandy
    bzboyandy reviewed Eastland Park Hotel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Was impressed
    Coming from a much larger city, with room rates up to $400 a night off season... I was very impressed with Eastland Park Hotel. Our room was almost the size of my apartment. It was well polished, and the bed was very comfortable.

  • bzboyandy
    bzboyandy reviewed Fore Street Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Um... WOW!
    In May, on a Sunday evening, this place was packed! We had called to inform the hostess that we would be late, as we checked into our hotel a little later than expected. She thanked us for calling and held our table. When we arrived, there was a card on the table thanking us for joining them and hoping that we enjoyed our first visit to Fore Street. Did we ever! Normally I am a one course diner, but the menu was full of such treasures that I could not help myself. We had a bottle of Patz & Hall Pino, which was reasonably priced. Not common for California wines, I have to say. After long conversation we started off with a chilled meats plate with Duck Kielbasa, Smoke Maine Island Lamb Rillettes and Chicken Liver Pate. The flavors were well balanced and of course, this was a rich course. When we finished, about an hour later, we finally looked at the menu. I chose the direction of the turnspit roasted meats, as there was this wonderful open kitchen with a real fire! My choice was For Street's Dry Rubbed Pork Loin served with sauerkraut annd pickling spices. The serving was huge and I gave it my best. The dish was flawless. My sweet heart opted for fish that evening. He had an Atlantic Monkfish Felit from the Gulf of Maine served with fingerlings, hokurei turnips and sweet onions. Of course, I had to try a bite or two... or five. His dish was amazing, and I have to confess... I am generally not a fan of fish. We decided that we would not have dessert. However with a glass each of wine left, we decided that a cheese plate was in order. I asked our server to choose a few for us. She did just as requested, a stinky, a soft and blue. The gathering of cheese came with breads, crackers, jams and fruits. It was the perfect ending to the adventure. Of course, this is the time to inform you. We decided to book an early reservation because we did not want to be the last table in the restaurant. The energy in the room was addictive, and I did not want to leave. So we took our time and ended up being that last table. In the mean time, no one ever rushed us. Which was a refreshing change from larger cities. By far this was my best dining experience ever!