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Wake Up LA: Foxy's
Foxy's carne asada chilaquiles run you $12 but you'll stay fed for days | All photos by Andy Sternberg for LAist
In spite of the greasy mess plate of hungover love pictured above, Foxy's in Glendale is far from your last resort, still-drunk brekkie-plate of mornings soon to be forgotten.
No, no, no. Last Sunday when we rolled up the Brand Boulevard of Cars and took a left onto Colorado and another into Foxy's lot, we had options. And I'm talking bridge, some corporate church club meeting filled with make up, and, of course, the typical death-by-bacon first, Galleria second crowd.
Why is this place called Foxy's?
"Because we're all foxy who work here" was the first response we got.
Hehehe. Maybe your manager knows?
"Foxy's was one of more than two dozen similar places that opened in the '50s with names like Foxy's, Wolfy's..." he explained.
Foxy's was opened by a group of people, one of whom was an architect who specialized in Arrowhead Lake-style lodges.
Suddenly the double-A-frame setting made sense. This was clearly more than just some converted IHOP.
You think you're walking into a mock Denny's. Then you realize you're not.
"I love this place for the variety on the menu," the woman at left told her friends before they were led to the table.
Foxy's is over-staffed, which could be a good thing but at times is just too much. We counted 14 staff members on the floor and were offered coffee refills after nearly every sip.
This is, however, the only place I can remember that features toasters at each table. Which is much better than the token novelty (but not working) mini-jukebox.
I had the barbacoa & eggs (above, $10.95) which is available as a breakfast plate, a sandwich, and a dinner entree. Below is a sampling of the wide variety that you'll find in Foxy's 10-page menu, along with prices:
Omelettes -- filled with cheddar and jack, served with fruit, hash brown or home fries, toast/biscuits. Highlights include the Lox omelette ($8.45), Bacon & Mashed Potato omelette ($7.45), Machaca Omelette w/ shredded beef, peppers, onions, tomatoes ($8.95), Chile Relleno Omelette ($8.95), Baja Omelette w/ shrimp, salmon, mushrooms, tomatoes ($8.95)
Breakfast Specialties include the Leaning Tower of Mexico -- 3 corn tortillas layered with rice, black beans, eggs over-easy, w/ cheese, avocado and ranchero sauce ($8.95), Eggs Cordon Bleu ($10.95), Carne Asada and Eggs or Carne Asada Chilaquiles (as seen above -- $11.95), Crab Benedict -- 2 crab cakes over eggs benedict ($8.95), also Lox, Chicken, and California Benedict, Power Wrap w/ egg whites, grilled chicken, spinach, mushroom, and tomatoes + fresh fruit ($8.45)
Other Breakfast Fare
Cinnamon Roll French Toast special w/ an egg + bacon or sausage + fresh fruit ($7.95)
Country Breakfast w/ 2 eggs, 4 strips of bacon or sausage links, 3 hot cakes ($6.95)
Salads ($6.45 - $11.95) -- Try the Cobb ($9.45) or the Beef Taco Salad ($9.95)
Sandwiches ($4.95 - $9.95) -- The "60's Sandwich" is swiss, avocado, musrooms and tomatoes stacked on wheat ($7.45). Mexican Tuna Melt in a tortilla ($7.95) and the typical French Dip, Grilled Cheese fare. Plus, either New York or Sirloin Steak Sandwich ($9.95).
Wraps and Burgers
1/3 pound burgers start at $6.45. Veggie and turkey burgers also. Shrimp, BLTA wraps served in whole wheat tortillas.
Also Southwestern Specialties ($6.45 - $11.95), Seafood entrees ($9.95 - $11.95), Steaks, pork chops and even chicken cordon bleu ($7.95 - $10.95), and milkshakes ($2.95).
206 W Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91204