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FYI SOUTH Magazine, January 2005.

WILLY'S SECOND BASE¡GGREAT WESTERN FOOD IN TAINAN

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*321, JianKang Rd., Sec. 2, Tainan City; (06) 291-1050
*Hours: 6 pm-late; Closed Mondays

In the six years it has been open, including three-and-a-half at its current location, Willy's Second Base Bar and Grill has earned a fine reputation in Tainan and beyond for Western cooking, especially Tex-Mex cuisine.


"I always wanted food to be a big part of the business. The majority of customers come here to eat," says owner-manager Steve.


Steve--a Canadian national who first came to Taiwan to play baseball, and who's still very much involved in the local baseball scene--is especially proud of the fajitas. Customers have told him they are best in Taiwan: "They've been our No. 1 selling item for five years. The quesadillas are No. 2."


When asked about the menu, he says, "I try to have food that fits in a pub setting--burgers, steaks, ribs." Since opening, he's gradually expanded the menu.
Few items are priced over NT$250. And he aims to provide good size portions at a fair price, adding that he'd rather serve up "a little bit too much rather than not enough." His customers are, he estimates, about 60 percent foreigners, 40 percent Taiwanese.
Steve has never formally studied cooking--everything he knows, he says, he learned from helping his father at the family's diner back in Canada. "I peeled potatoes, poured coffee for truck drivers, and cleaned the windows."


"I know how things are supposed to taste," he explains. "I experiment until things taste how they should."


Willy's also has an extensive drinks menu, with draft and bottled beers (including Belgian beers), cocktails, and spirits. There's a range of special deals on drinks--see the What's On section near the front of this magazine for more details.


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