To people in Seattle and beyond, the small city of Woodinville is known for its 50-some wineries and tasting rooms, Chateau San Michelle, and chic restaurants like the Herbfarm and Barking Frog. This is why it was amusing to overhear this snippet of conversation in a Woodinville bar: "I love Pizza Hut. We don't have one in Woodinville. Burger King is awesome, I want one of their sandwiches. I wish there was one here. We don't have anything cool in Woodinville."
Of course I wasn't sitting at the Herbfarm but rather McCorry's on the Slough, which is something like a cross between a Denny's and a suburban sports bar, just up from the Sammamish River and before one of main turns into touristy areas. Inside and down the bar is a fellow exhaustively explaining to a woman just what a funny guy he is. In between explanations of this, he includes demonstrations with zingers like "I don't even wanna go there!"
McCorry's appears to have been run here by the same family for over 30 years. Both drinks and food are approximately what you would expect from a dive bar. Clearly some people like it, but I would generally recommend continuing up the road a piece to the Horseshoe Saloon.
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