Remember biting into a juicy sweet peach when you were a kid? Or the first time you tasted ice cold oysters, the essence of the sea?
Swilly’s wants you to experience similar revelations every time you come in. Fresh ingredients and choices that are never boring are Swilly’s hallmarks. Choose from favorite menu items with an Asian or Middle Eastern twist, or try one of the ever-changing daily specials, based on what’s local and in season.
Watch for desserts featuring fruits and berries in the spring, summer, and fall, when strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, huckleberries, cherries, peaches, and plums ripen at nearby orchards and farms. And don’t be surprised if the tomato coulis on your lunchtime sandwich in late summer comes from heirloom tomatoes grown in Joan’s own garden.
Joan or one of her staff can also help you choose the perfect complement to your meal from their extensive and well-chosen wine list.Most recently, Swilly’s was immortalized in song, when Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion troupe visited Pullman for a live radio performance at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum in October 2006. They relished their meal at Swilly’s so much that Keillor and sidekick Pat Donoghue penned a song overnight – entitled “Greens and Vinaigrette” – as a tribute.
– Carol Price Spurling
Photos by Erik Jacobson