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Winter 2019

Lawry’s History on Display

The stunning new history display in the waiting room of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills highlights our multi-generational story and what makes Lawry’s unique.

The new, multi-wall History of Lawry's display in the waiting room at Lawry's The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills

If you haven’t seen it yet, we know you’ll enjoy the stunning new history display created by Director of Design Susie Frank in the waiting room of our flagship Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills. The fifty image collection, mounted on handsome mahogany panels spanning three walls, is divided into seven sections visually highlighting our multi-generational story and what makes Lawry’s unique. Susie explains, “Over the years, our guests have told us how much they liked the photos and bits of Lawry’s history in the small hallway display case. It’s something we’ve always wanted to expand on, and the yearlong revitalization of the restaurant gave us the perfect opportunity.”

On first seeing the display, your eye is immediately drawn to the nearly life-size vintage image of a carver serving a cut of prime rib from our iconic silver cart. You soon discover that the artistically arranged photos extending to either side weave a tale through the decades. The earliest image is a flyer advertising the Frank family‘s Milwaukee sausage business in 1860. In this section, entitled “The Families,” are pictures of generations of Frank and Van de Kamp co-workers.

Vintage photo of Lawry's The Prime Rib Carver and iconic silver cart at the Beverly Hills location.

Classic Lawry’s Carver.

“The Restaurant” images show the different buildings Lawry’s occupied from 1938 to 1993, three past interiors and a fun 1950s map of Restaurant Row. We spotlight Lawry’s innovations like valet parking and the “doggy bag” in a collection of “The Firsts.” “The Show” illustrates the elements of the classic Lawry’s dining experience we are known for including the original silver serving cart, tableside service, some of the various server and carver uniforms over the years and the preparation of our Famous Spinning Bowl Salad. We dug through our archives and assembled several Lawry’s menus from different eras in the section appropriately named “The Menus.” Although prices and some dishes have changed with the times, you’ll see our focus on prime rib hasn’t.

Members of Lawry's The Prime Rib founding family pitch in to install the Lawry's new history display at the recently renovated Beverly Hills location.

Family members pitch in to assemble the display.

Of course, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt has become a kitchen staple everywhere, its popularity instantly invoking name recognition around the world. “The Seasoning” section touches on this and the international Lawry’s Foods business that grew from it. We didn’t want to leave out what has become a nationally known annual holiday ritual of the college football tournament season: “The Beef Bowl.”

Lawry’s is very proud of our long history. It’s who we are. Sharing it has always been a way to stay connected to you and all our guests over the years. On your next visit, be sure to spend a little time with the new history display. Memories and smiles guaranteed.

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Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

April 23 – 27, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

April 23 – 27, 2021

Five Crowns

Orange County

April 23 – 27, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

April 23 – 27, 2021

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

April 23 – 27, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

April 1 – 30, 2021

Five Crowns

Orange County

April 1 – 30, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

April 1 – 30, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

April 1 – 30, 2021

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

April 1 – 30, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Friday

April 30, 2021
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Five Crowns

Orange County

April 19 – May 2, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Wednesday – Thursday

May 5 – 6, 2021

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Dallas

Dallas

Sunday

May 9, 2021
11:00am – 3:30pm

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mom with dinner at Lawry’s! We look forward to serving good food with world-class hospitality.

Five Crowns

Orange County

Sunday

May 9, 2021
11:00am – 8:00pm

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mom with dinner at Five Crowns! We look forward to serving good food with world-class hospitality.

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles

Sunday

May 9, 2021
11:30am – 8:30pm

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mom with dinner at Lawry’s! We look forward to serving good food with world-class hospitality.

Tam O'Shanter

Los Angeles

Sunday

May 9, 2021
11:00am – 9:00pm

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mom with dinner at the Tam! We look forward to serving good food with world-class hospitality.

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Sunday

May 9, 2021
11:00am – 8:00pm

Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mom with dinner at Lawry’s the Prime Rib! We look forward to serving good food with world-class hospitality.

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