Foxy's Landing: Great Food with a View

By Joyce Grant

Glen Bolding and Jayme Rawls are convinced that diners at Foxy’s Landing Restaurant have the best, most interesting views in the city — all while enjoying great homestyle-cooked food.

The dining room vista includes the Tehachapi Mountains as a scenic backdrop for the action on the runway at the California City Airport.

The restaurant itself celebrates the excitement of aviation and features model airplanes suspended from the ceiling in the dining area. Glen, a hobbyist for many years and member of the California City RC (radio-controlled) Aircraft Club, shares with customers his collection of home-built World War II model aircraft that include biplanes, a P-51 Trainer, and eye-catching Red Baron Triplane.

In addition, a large colorful oil painting on the wall illustrates past hot-air balloon events held at the airport, as well as another which depicts the original airport terminal.

The friendly little fox logo also suggests the relaxed, sociable atmosphere Glen and his partner, Jayme, have created since he took ownership in 2007.

Glen, who does most of the cooking, and Jayme, who does the serving, offer a popular menu of daily specials and all-you-caneat weekend specials of catfish and baby back ribs that have earned them a bevy of loyal customers.

Glen is a food “craftsman” who considers breakfast to be an artful endeavor. Omelettes are his specialty. “They require the right flame height and proper whipping of the eggs,” he explained, “plus, I also put in a lot of caring.” The Catalina, which features sausage, bacon, onions, avocado, and cheese, is his personal favorite.

 

Glen and Jayme are ready to serve you at Foxy’s Landing at the California City Airport. FILE PHOTO

 

“We serve really good food. Most of our food items are prepared fresh daily. We offer sizable portions, and we’re still operating on prices from 2003,” said Glen, who added that his customers have become "like family."

Indeed, postcards, including those from celebrities, sent from all over the country, cover the wall behind the cash register.