Monday, March 17, 2008

Lawry's Prime Rib in 1956

No Disneyland this time, but indulge me...

When my dad came to Los Angeles on vacation in 1956, he went to Farmer's Market, the Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and he ate at Lawry's on La Cienega.

Here are a couple of postcards collected during this visit, a mini souvenir menu and a FANTASTIC little sign that the kitchen stabbed into their famous baked potatoes with a toothpick. I love that little potato character and the poem, although the rhyme and meter are way off.

Lawry's is still serving up Prime Rib, that spinning salad bowl, Yorkshire pudding, and their tear-inducing horseradish sauce on La Cienega, although across the street from the location mentioned here (that location is now The Stinking Rose, but the architecture is the same). It's a decidedly retro evening...I recommend it.




6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Thanks for the look at a classic mid century modern googie style restaurant. Family treasures are some of the best items in a collection.

davko58 said...

First time commenter here. Love the blog. These googie mid century restaurants, motels, bowling alleys, etc. were as much a part of the fantasy as the park. Northern Cal wasn't like SoCal back in the day, so for this kid the whole package was mysteriously appealing.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice post, Neat item. I've been a couple of times (when someone else was paying!) Super restaurant, and hey a great seasoning that's in millions of kitchens!

Major Pepperidge said...

Lawry's is definitely a classic LA landmark. I've only eaten there once, years ago, but it was neat to finally see it!

Chris Merritt said...

Cool menu art!

Marcy said...

Lawry's still has those giant zepplin like meat carts. They were made in 1933 and they still use the exact same ones today. I heard if they were to sell one- it would go for about $40,000. And they still do it the same morbid way- they bring the cart of raw meat to the table and you select which one you want cooked up. Ah that is some good eats!!! Nice site too