Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our Very Own Beef Bowl

Of course, there's no salt & pepper, just Lawry's seasoning

This weekend the college football teams (USC and Penn State) that are playing in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day are celebrating at Lawry's The Prime Rib Restaurant in Beverly Hills by eating as much prime rib as they can. It's called The Beef Bowl! There were signs up all over the restaurant, inside and out, when we were there.
Well, on Friday, my step-brother, Tom and his girlfriend Sheila were in town from Palo Alto. Tom was longing for a specialty dinner of prime rib.

Tom and Sheila

Hal and Mom took us all to Lawry's the Prime Rib for dinner. We had our very own Beef-Bowl-Extravaganza-a-go-go.

Hal and Mom (notice Mom wearing her new February Lady Sweater!)

This really is a special occasion restaurant. It's very expensive, but the food is divine. We don't eat beef all that often, so this was a treat. A silver cart comes around to the table and you can get any cut of beef you desire, along with Yorkshire Pudding, Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Yum! Double Yum!! The portions are super huge. We all split dinner with our respective partners. It was still too much to eat. We've got prime rib leftovers for dinner tonight!
When I was a kid, Lawry's was across the street from it's current location. It had a cool mid-century modern design by Wayne McAllister (see below). Now, the restaurant is super huge with many private dining rooms. The design is definitely more corporate and traditional. On Friday, the restaurant was very elegant and decorated for Christmas.

Even in this depressed economy, the place was packed! Lawry's in former years

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At 6:06 PM PST, Blogger Christy T said...

holy cow, that looks soooo yummy!!!

At 8:40 PM PST, Blogger Kath said...

Hey - I remember that place! I went to a wedding reception there about 12-13 years ago. It was wonderful! Ohhh, and now I'm craving beef...oh dear.

At 9:02 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that your pretty new Xmas pin on your jacket? It's lovely, and so EllBlo.

I've NEVER been to Lawry's, old location or new. And we lived right around the corner from it for several years in the 70s. Is that section still called Restaurant Row? Nowadays we eat at RFD when we are in the area. That's what age will do to you.

Christine G.

At 9:40 PM PST, Blogger Natalie said...

Beef Bowl is right! Looks like you went to the right place. I love the old Lawry's. Very cool.

At 12:18 PM PST, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Mom looks great in her FabFebLadSweat!! You have *almost* made me crave beef, but I think I could make a meal just on the sides alone!

At 3:11 PM PST, Blogger mj said...

One of my favorite places to eat in LA!! Looks yummy. You can't beat that creamed spinach!

At 2:57 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there! Lawry's, midcentury modern/retro LA, Charles Phoenix, kooky LA stuff (Black Dahlia)...Wow - Great site!!

I bookmarked you so I come back and thoroughly take everything in.


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