Spring 2017

Frank Talk

A well-documented record that began more than 30-years ago, A La Cart has become a scrapbook of memories for Lawry’s co-workers.

Richard N. Frank stands with a server and carver at Lawry's The Prime Rib

Welcome to our Lawry’s The Prime Rib ‘family.’ With this memorable line, my father began his first Frank Talk in the original A La Cart over thirty years ago.

In our winter 2016 issue, I told you about the upcoming change in the way you’ll receive our newsletter.

The article below will remind you that, beginning with our next issue, we’ll send A La Cart to you digitally. I’m sure you’ll like all the new ways it will enable us to be even better connected. And it should be a lot of fun too.

I felt like I was looking at a family scrapbook.

Since this last printed edition is something of a milestone, I looked back through three decades of A La Carts. As I did, I remembered I started at the company only a few years before we began publishing it. Looking at photos and reading about guests and co-workers, including servers, bartenders, managers and company officers, brought back a lot of fond memories. I felt like I was looking at a family scrapbook.

This idea came home to me when I re-read the stories my Dad told in his Frank Talks.

Like the one about not selling the restaurant company to his friend, McDonalds owner Ray Kroc in the 1960s. Or the one about Walt Disney and composer Leopold Stokowski discussing the music for Disney’s epic animated film, Fantasia, over meals at the Tam O’Shanter.

The Lawry’s family has always been an extended one.

Just like they would in a treasured scrapbook, the genial portraits of my father that accompanied his Frank Talks brought a smile to my face. And I was amused to see some pictures of myself looking a lot younger than I imagined possible.

Most of all, I was reminded that, for me, the Lawry’s family has always been an extended one that includes the Franks and the Van de Kamps, our co-workers and you, our guests.

The beauty of a family scrapbook is that each generation gets to see what’s gone before and to add to it themselves. And so, the A La Cart looks to the future by tapping today’s technological resources. My hope is that you’ll keep enjoying it as much as you have and that its new form will make you feel like “family” more than ever.

Signature for Richard R. FrankFrom the desk of Richard R. Frank

Illustration of two women clinking wine glasses together

Upcoming Events

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Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday

September 18 – 20, 2020

Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Lawry’s. Five Course Meal available September 18 – 20. $65 per person

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Friday – Sunday

September 18 – 20, 2020

Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Lawry’s. Five Course Meal available September 18- 20 $55 for adults and $29 for children under 12.

Five Crowns

Orange County

September 13 – 26, 2020

OC Restaurant Week

Join us for this annual event! Reservations go quickly, so make yours to enjoy this delicious prix fixe.

SideDoor — Corona del Mar

Orange County

September 13 – 26, 2020

OC Restaurant Week

Join us for this annual event! Reservations go quickly, so make yours to enjoy this delicious prix fixe.

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

August 31 – September 27, 2020

Dallas Restaurant Week

$5 from each meal will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank
$49 per person * Tax and gratuity not included
Aug. 31st – Sept 27th

Five Crowns

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

September 1 – 30, 2020

SideDoor — Corona del Mar

Orange County

August 1 – September 30, 2020

avocado mash

Five Crowns

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

SideDoor — Corona del Mar

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

September 1 – 30, 2020

Evolution of Pinot Noir Wine Dinner at Lawry's The Prime Rib

Five Crowns

Orange County

Wine Specials

August 25 – September 30, 2020

SideDoor — Corona del Mar

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Chicago

Chicago

August 1 – September 30, 2020

Lawry's Carvery — South Coast Plaza

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

September 1 – 30, 2020

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

September 1 – 30, 2020

SideDoor — Corona del Mar

Orange County

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Chicago

Chicago

September 1 – 30, 2020

SideDoor — Chicago

Chicago

September 1 – 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

All Month

September 1 – 30, 2020
5:00pm

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

August 1 – September 30, 2020

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Thursday

October 29, 2020
7:00pm

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Friday

October 30, 2020
7:00pm

Five Crowns

Orange County

Thursdays at 7 PM

May 7 – November 30, 2020
7:00pm

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