Thursday, August 11, 2011

There's something about Billy

I'm a very loyal girl. Oh, I flirt. With Oscar and the rest. But mostly I'm faithful. I only have eyes for Mr. H. Except in the summer months. The days grow longer. And warmer. And I start getting restless. Nothing can satisfy me...

Except for Billy's

It's true, I don't really know much about Billy. Except that his tomatoes are pretty much the best. Ever.

And Billy is a complex guy. There's more to him than just tomatoes. Arugula. Peaches. He's does incredible things. To a Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomato Flan.

Last night my friend Pam and I had a long overdue date with Billy at one of our favorite haunts, the Boat Street Café.

Billy is much loved all over Seattle. His tomatoes and organic produce--grown on a farm in Tonasket, Washington--are a rite of summer. And if you happen to miss them at the Farmer's Markets, you can always depend on Boat Street to have Billy's on the menu.

And from the Lillet Martini...

To the first bite of pâté...

To the last bite of peaches, cream and cornmeal biscuit, it was the perfect summer meal.

What could be better on a summer evening than a little girl talk in such a happy setting? With so much fantastic food? (Sorry to leave you at home with pasta salad, Mr. H!)

But Billy, I don't think I'm done with you yet. I'll be looking for you in Ballard this weekend...


  1. I don't know about Billy ~ I will have to seek him out. Looks like a wonderful evening! ebh

  2. last night was truly special... i love you billy.. renee and of course you my sweet friend jeannie... xx

  3. What a charming and clever post!, If I lived closer to Seattle, I think I'd love Billy too!!

  4. they weren't billie's but we had a fabulous array of heirloom tomatoes, basil and mozzarella last night too. love me some fresh summer food but what I would give to have it in Seattle with you! missin' those fun nights!

  5. hellooo! trying yet again to comment, maybe this time it will actually work. :) wish i could have joined you lovelies! i declare a DO-OVER in order! :) xo



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