2 Years Ago
I love a Drive-In Adventure! So why didn't I write this one up, 2 years ago?
I don't know, but I'll see what I remember about this little place from the summer of 2019.
Now and Then
This is how the building looked, when I spotted it at the intersection.
I found this second photo on the internet. Different, but still sort of a cluttered collection. Building, parking cover, signs, cars...
I spotted the name "Foxy" while doing an internet search for quick lunches in Clovis. I read the title aloud to Don (who drove every mile of our 3,000 mile road trip.
We both laughed and agreed, that we needed to experience the Foxy Drive In!
Drive Up or Walk In?
The drive-in seemed like a fun option. Besides, Sonic, there are so few options for drive-in ordering these days.
But, we needed to get out of the car. We headed for the entrance and that's when I spotted the rounded exterior. I love a round restaurant.
We had to decide again. Counter dining or table?
I love a good swivel stool at the counter, but we headed into the side room.
I had a fun time spotting all the foxes. There was a pretty fun retro menu with cartoon foxes and exciting prices! Foxy Steak Fingers for 75 cents!
There were some foxy figures on display, too.
There was only one table left in the back room.
We took the little table for two and checked out our food options.
Don studied the menu, while I studied the diners. There was a group with Lion's Club t-shirts. There was a dad with tattoos and ear gages, helping his kids order.
A middle aged couple at one table, reached for each others' hands and bowed heads for grace. It was an interesting bunch.
Call in Order?
I was pretty excited about the phone above our table.
There were instructions for calling in our order, but our server arrived before we had a chance.
Taquitos and Chili Dog
I asked about the taquitos. I was told that was a good choice, so I ordered 2, for 2 dollars.
I also ordered the chili dog and was warned, "That comes on a round bun. Is that okay?" I was fine with that, but it was sort of an odd looking thing. The chili, cheese and dog, were layered in an odd order. But it was yummy.
Burger for Hon
Our server called Don "Hon", which amused me. She seemed concerned that he wasn't ordering the "Ranch Size Burger" or fries.
I've given up trying to explain that we don't eat a huge amount when on the road. This lunch was actually pretty huge for us.
Using That Phone!
We were done dining, but I was dying to try out that phone.
I picked it up and asked if they sold t-shirts. Our sweet server answered and she was sad to say, they were out. "But, Mr. Chris should be in soon. He might know where some are."
We didn't linger for Mr. Chris. We headed to the counter to check out. I learned that Mr. Chris was the son of A.C. Bryant, who opened Foxy's over 60 years ago. He died in 2014 at age 99.
Chris has been running the biz for many years and now with the help of his own son Freddie. I regret that we didn't stick around to meet Mr. Chris.
I love family businesses with lots of history. There were lots of old photos near a curious looking door.
The history of Foxy's was a little confusing. Alfred ( A.C.) Bryant opened Foxy's in 1956, then moved to the current location in 1959.
The Name Foxy?
This photo of "Al's Drive In" made me think that Foxy's was once named for A.C. But this photo was taken during the 1940's before the Bryant family owned it.
It turns out, there's a pretty cute reason for the name Foxy's. In 1938, A.C was working at Fox Drug when he spotted his future wife Eva. They were married in less than a year.
We left happy. The food was decent and the people were friendly.
And oh how I love this winking fox! I caught sight of him on our way to the car!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.