Welcome back to mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog. Kirk's been in a rut, working long hours to be able to get up and leave it soon. Ed(from Yuma) is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and working as quickly as he can to get out of it. Cathy's finally out of her cave and is enjoying being able to share yet another meal involving chicken and fried zucchini.
I wrote a post about Beef 'n Bun back in 2006, have returned to this 40 year old East County institution regularly without taking photos or writing posts. It's about time to remind you of the consistency of a menu of good food served here.
It's always fun to drive over to Beef 'n Bun to see the changing window designs.
Here's a better view of the inside menu.
This is a photo of either a banana shake or a chocolate-peanut butter shake; the only two I order here ($3.19). I do occasionally order a peanut butter coke float, but that's only when I'm feeling all wild and crazy.
Here's the grilled chicken sandwich ($4.05) served on the wonderfully soft, fresh, lightly toasted bun and accompanied with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The chicken is lightly marinated and always moist.
Since my most recent posts included chicken as well as fried zucchini...
This is a side order of fried zucchini ($2.79) (not a typo). There are FIVE pieces in this basket. You can see the standard cup of accompanying ranch dressing for a size comparison. This IS a meal in itself. The zucchini is freshly fried in a light batter. Crispy and topped with Parmesan, the inside pieces of this fresh vegetable are hot if you try to bite in right away.
You may have noticed the 'breakfast' part of the menu. Beef 'n Bun opens at 7 a.m. daily. The above biscuits covered in homemade country gravy, served in a quite large styrofoam box ($2.89) consists of three half biscuits topped with a nice, smooth peppery gravy mixed with a lot of chopped breakfast sausage. Another meal in itself.
The Monterey potato cakes are cheesy, herb infused hash browns and *really* good.
An East County institution. 3rd Thursday of every month, this is a meeting place for the Motorhead Misfits and their classic, custom, muscle, lowrider cars as well as scooters and many old friends. (Link)
Beef 'n Bun 2477 Fletcher Parkway El Cajon 92020 (619)465-0767 (nope, no website) 7a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun-Thurs, open to 11:30 p.m. Fri and Sat.