Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile

Temporary Closure

We have worked hard at ensuring a safe dining experience during this COVID-19 ordeal. However, CDC mandates closure to dine in, only take out is allowed.

We have decided to close, since we are in the back country, take out is not an option.

Stay posted. We will notify you when we are back open. Let’s hope this ends soon.

Stay safe, do as needed.

Thank you.

7 thoughts on “Temporary Closure

  1. Randy Dillinger

    Hi Connie,
    I, too, was a student at Santana and spent a lot of time with Leon as my track and weightlifting coach, and also as my biology coach, from 1974 – 1978. He was convinced that I was somehow cheating on tests in his biology class because I never seemed to pay attention and goofed off a lot, but somehow managed to get “A”s on all my tests.. He even resorted to putting me in the very back of the lab class, all alone, during tests to make sure I wasn’t copying anybody, but I still got “A”s. One day, near the end of the year, he took me outside, put his arm around my shoulder, and said “One of these days we’re going to be sitting around having a beer, and you’re going to tell me how you’ve been cheating”. I’ve laughed about that all of these years! I really wanted to come by the Cafe and buy him a beer and remind him of his prediction, but living up in Vista meant I always seemed to have something else to do. Well, if it’s at all possible, I would love for him to know that, in fact, I never cheated on any tests, ever, and went on to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology! He was a great inspiration to me, both athletically and intellectually, and I have always regretted that I never had a chance to talk to him since high school, but I hope he’s doing OK.

    Warmest Regards,

    Randy Dillinger – Class of ’78

    1. Connie Post author

      Hi Randy,

      I will provide this to Chris to share with Leon. I am sure he would love to hear this. Have a great day and thank you for sharing this great story with us. Be safe. Connie, manager

  2. David Dillon

    Hi Connie, my name is Dave Dillon, I was a student of Leon’s and recently learned he had a stroke? I’d love to visit him if possible, if not I want his family to know how great of a man Leon Herzog is. His spirit and positive outlook affected me when I was in my high school teens and very lost. I’ve learned that the lessons don’t hit home sometimes until years later, and that’s okay it’s part of life. I remember him lecturing us-most of us zoned out but others listening, and what he had to say affected me for the better and I always think of that when I think of him! Anyway my number is 619-929-1944 or buscando13@sbcglobal.net if you want to contact me. Tell Leon I Love and Appreciate him!
    Dave Dillon
    Santee, Ca

    1. Connie Post author

      I will be sure to pass this to Chris, his wife, to share with him. Thank you Dave. He will be happy to hear this. Be safe and well.

  3. Donna

    Wish you could do take out! We feel you could bring a crowd. With social distancing of course. We love your ribs.