Welcome (back) to mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog. Kirk and ed (from Yuma) are busy anticipating a time to relax. Cathy found that time and is sharing a food adventure today.
A few weeks ago, The Mister and I drove North on Highway 101 along some of the 60 miles of San Diego County coastline, enjoying where we live.
We had worked up an appetite while getting in some walking and stopped when we got to the Encinitas sign.
We had parked just across the street from the restaurant which provides my favorite San Diego County Fair food fix-
I've posted that this was the one booth we must stop at every year.
This year, we did go to the Fair several times and got both the falafel burger ...
as well as an artichoke sandwich. Both of these sandwiches are on the menu at the Restaurant and the price is the same as at the Fair!
We stepped into Roxy's just before it started to get crowded and chose a table on the North half of the restaurant.
After reading the mainly vegetarian menu (some dishes are made with chicken, squid or fish) I decided to try a cup of the 'everyday' soup ($3)- Bean Soup, made with lentils, soy and pinto beans. The spices made this taste like a good chili and I really liked it. The soup was served with a piece of toast...the same bread that's used for the Fair sandwiches. (I found out it is The Baker's Wife from Bosch Baking bread brand, made in San Marcos and available at some of the weekly farmer's markets and sold in the grocery part of the Tip Top Meats store.)
I selected the avocado burrito ($7.99). A very large whole wheat tortilla with cheese, onion and olive melted onto the tortilla,
which was then filled with at least two smashed avocadoes, lettuce and tomato. This was served with a good, spicy salsa and a very large lettuce, spinach, cabbage, tomato, broccoli and cauliflower 'side' salad. So very fresh, tasty and filling.
The Mister ordered the Fish and Chips, one of the white board specials that day ($7.99, regular $8.99). This was four large pieces of excellent fried fish (probably tilapia) served on top of a pile of quite memorable, thin cut, perfectly cooked fries with an absolutely wonderful house made tartar sauce.
On the South side of the restaurant is a small area where ice cream is sold. It is Niederfrank's, a National City based company (which I posted about in 2007). I can foresee taking another few drives on the 101 before the 2013 San Diego County Fair to try out more of the menu at Roxy's.
It's Friday! Enjoy your weekend.
The Roxy Restaurant 517 Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 436-5001 Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Website