On our way back from skiing in Tahoe last week my friend convinced me to stop in Colfax (about an hour from Truckee) to eat an early dinner at this diner that he loves called Rosy's. I was a little reluctant but I figured I would give it a try. Am I every glad we did. It turned out to be a great "home-cooked" meal in a a fun friendly place.
When we first arrived their furnace had stopped working so they were seating everyone in the tables surrounding a portable radiator. My friend starting chatting with a local guy who had been there the last time he was, during a bad storm. I guess the place had been jam-packed and their regular waitress was definitely overwhelmed. (My friend claims this guy has been there every time he has.) Our waitress explained to us that this is her retirment job so whenever it's no longer fun that's when she'll stop doing it. She also referred to the boiled red new potatoes as the "new kids on the block". Roll your eyes, but very cute. I felt like I was at home.
I ordered the liver with onions and bacon, with the "new kids on the block". It came with the requisite iceberg lettuce salad from a bag, which is not my favorite, but hardly a surprise. The liver however was a nice surprise - cooked tender and pink, with lots of carmelized onions and good quality bacon. The potatoes were buttery good. Oh, there were some zuchini slices too, which were cooked perfectly with a little resistance, but not crunchy, sweet without a hint of bitterness. Mmmm!
My friend had the meatloaf, another solid diner stand-by. He claimed it was very good, and took half of it home to his wife so it was also plentiful.
All in all, a great old-fashioned country diner complete with colorful characters and locals - perfect after a hard day of skiing. I think it will become a regular stop for me too!