On this New Year’s Eve, I want to raise a glass to Billy’s Ritz, which is closing after tonight.
Billy’s has occupied an elegant, solid corner of downtown Roanoke for about 20 years. During that time, I surprised my mother on her birthday at Billy’s, had many lively discussions about journalism and celebrated the marriage of two wonderful friends, all over some very fine food.
Good luck to the new owner of this beautiful space. And Happy New Year to all!