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Out of the Darkness Came Breakfast at Foxy's

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Okay, seriously, 'fess up--who pulled the plug in East LA yesterday? We showed up to the CSULA campus for work, only to find that the whole campus and neighboring areas were completely without power. Funny how it just happens to be finals week... So when this happened, we were sent on our merry way with the caveat that we be in touch by cell phone. What else was there to do but treat ourselves to breakfast?! We wound up in Glendale, at a favorite breakfast spot called Foxy's.

Foxy's is a strange intersection of alpine a-frame lodge and Mexican inspired cooking. They're known for their extensive breakfast selection, with many of the dishes combining two of our favorite entities: the poached egg and hollandaise sauce. This time we opted for the Crabcakes Benedict with some potatoes and a nice cup of coffee. On past visits, when under the numbing influence of the South Beach Diet, we've gone for low-carb, breadless breakfasts, with chicken breast, spinach and poached eggs. But there was no Beach in sight, so we embraced the carbs without a second thought. Our meal appeared almost as soon as we'd ordered it, which was a little suspicious, and, coupled with the coolly detached and hurried table service, it gave our visit a feel of Foxy's wanting us out of there fast. Some people rave about the service, but frankly it's just so-so; no one asks how everything is, and no one said "thank you" when we paid our bill, which is always kind of a turn off. The food, however, is good. The eggs were poached to perfection, there was just enough sauce but not so much that it was too rich, and the crabcakes were quite savory. Of course, the power in East LA came back on sooner than we expected (or hoped) and our mini-vacation came to its end. But out of the darkness came our breakfast at Foxy's, which was, all things considered, worth it.

Foxy's 206 West Colorado Street, Glendale (818) 246-0244