Is Georgetown expanding or something? I always thought Andy's was pretty solidly SoDo.
If I'd known one of The Spice Girls was a bartender there, I would have gone more often.
Used to go there a lot. You could hear a pin drop most days. Nice club sandwich, though.
It is so not Georgetown there. Nowhere near Georgetown.
And, dammit, I wish we'd had some advance notice to go there one more time.
God this city is losing its flavor. Come on down Bellevue! The Cold storage in Georgetown, Andys, the Jade, The Sunset...fuck! fuck! fuck! Ive been wasted many a times in Andys playing pull tabs wandering around the presidential car...Im gonna miss that place.
Photo credit, anyone? Anyone?
This is truly a damn, damn shame. I was in there on Friday night, and had no idea.
I did hear someone talking about how "the restaurant's rent has gone up to 15k a month" but I didn't think they were talking about Andy's. Since it's been there so long, I assumed they owned the land. And they could have been talking about some other restaurant.
It would be great is someone could step in and save it, but that's probably a pipe dream. It was one of the last fun little hidden places, like Vito's used to be, or that bar in the Moore Hotel.
How will they ever move those train cars?
Bummer. I had a birthday party there a couple years ago. Good memories there.
@ 7: you'd be surprised what you can do with cranes.
put this same grouping of train cars on roosevelt, say on the rental car lot by der bier stube, and its a yuppie's dream diner.
location location location.
Greg Nickels' DPD marketing sloagan: "We Love Wrecking Your Town!".
I'll pretend to act shocked, and you pretend to believe me.
Oh shit. They had the best monte cristo in the city. And train cars! I am inconsolable.
I really wish I'd known about this place before this. I had no clue.
@7 i was there on friday, too. crazy.
Sorry to see the buildings go, and loved the vibe there, but easily the shittiest meal I've ever had here in Seattle. Worse than excreable.
Frankly, I ate there too and it sucked. Really bad omelet, swimming in grease, stringy, greasy French fries.
A charm that is entirely faded. The Seven Gables is similar: moldy faded carpet with rats running in front of the chairs, before the screen.
The only real attraction to the place was the opportunity to eat in a railcar.
Which still can be done on the way to Mt. Rainier.
The food was never all that good (in either place...)
Gotta agree- if their food was even 1% as cool as the vibe - the place would have been great.
Their food was really terrible!!! I remember ordering a "turkey dinner" there and wondering if it had been scooped out of a TV dinner.
The food sucked, and the ambience was ruined by suspicious waitstaff. It felt like eating in a diner in Colfax or something, which is not to say that is without its charms. I wonder if the ghosts will go when they move the cars?
Funny, I thought it closed years ago. Seriously- I remember going there way back in the 70's (yes, The Dr. is older than dirt), and I was sorta surprised to read that it *just* closed. It looked sorta grimy and abandoned every time I've been down in that area.
Like the Doghouse in its last few years, Seattle's notable icons seem to lose their luster years before their final exit.
As long as Pecos Pit is still servin' up spiked BBQ sandwiches, Seattle will still have a soul.
@7: I drove by Andy's on Friday night, on my way home to West Seattle, and was thisclose to stopping in.
Lamenting the loss of old school Seattle is far too commonplace these days. We have lost too many culturally significant places in a very short period of time.
Dive bars, old-timey diners, 24-hour spots...they all serve a purpose.
I will never forget sitting at the bar in the Gay '90's, next to an old man that lived in the low income apartments upstairs. My eyes were saucers when I saw what he was drinking: bourbon and milk. In the same glass.
Every city needs places like the '90's, the aforementioned old Vito's, the Dome Tavern, Sorry Charlie's, the Mirror, and countless other joints that are now shuttered.
The Cheesecake factory stands where the Gay '90's once was. Down the street, Nike Town anchors a block that was once home to Abruzzi's, the finest pizzeria I've ever known in the 206.
I know this old people talk, and I've said it before, but I seriously miss something new almost every day. There are time that I barely recognize the city in which I was born.
Ahhhhh....Bourbon and Milk heard about it and not soon after ordered it in the only place worthy of the drink left in this city....The Turf downtown. Not as bad as you would think, I'd order it again. (And, ya gotta admit, better then Joe Don Baker's drink of choice in the craptacular "Heaven's Prisoners"...Bourbon and Peptol Bismol. THAT is disgusting...
I blame all you cool hipsters for not going regularly and finally starting live music nights as the reason Andy's is closed (A La Jules Maes one-time fate).
Alas. Just about everything I loved about this town is being torn down or yuppied up. I wish I'd known Andy's was closing so soon. And I wish I'd known they were tearing down the neon Fuzzy Wuzzy Rug sign on Fourth Avenue South, too (would have looked great in my backyard). R.I.P.
"The only real attraction to the place was the opportunity to eat in a railcar.
Which still can be done on the way to Mt. Rainier. "
It can? By whom? on what? The Spirit of Washington is dead, you know.
Speaking of bad food - at least Andy's was cheap. SOW was both ridiculously expensive AND ridiculously awful.
And the food wasn't all that bad at Andy's. The last few months it had actually gotten better. I'd heard they were under new management. I guess I heard wrong.
Peco's Pit gave me DIARRHEA! Fuck that place in the mouth, forever!
Not a moving railcar, CV-D, but a stationary rail-car based restaurant just outside of Elbe, on the way to Paradise.
At least it was there last time I went through, a couple years ago.
It's too bad. I cooked there in 2000, and really liked the place. Millie and Tom were great. They had a kick-ass lunch business, but nighttime was pretty slow.
[i]Peco's Pit gave me DIARRHEA! Fuck that place in the mouth, forever![/i]
Well, fine. I'll never ever venture farther away from home than Redmond ever, ever again. The model Space Needle at Gold Creek on Highway 203 will be as close as I get to the real thing for ever more.
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