Chelsea Madren aka OC Food Diva: Johnsonville's The Sausage Dome Champion, World Food Championships E.A.T. Certified Food Judge, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Researcher, Food & Travel Critic, Food Competitor, and Recipe Developer
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Lawry’s Carvery celebrates their 10th anniversary in Costa Mesa, CA
Lawry’s was started by the Frank and Van de Kamp families. Richard N. Frank is the same man who made Lawry’s Seasoned Salt into the household name it is today. Seeing the popularity of Tam O’Shanter’s original Ale & Sandwich Bar, where guests enjoy made-to-order sandwiches hand-carved from a variety of fresh, perfectly roasted meats, he knew that opened in the right location, guests who love prime rib and fans of the Lawry’s restaurants, would be open to enjoy Lawry’s famous food in a “fast food” setting. With their fantastic spice line and fine dining restaurants, this new concept was brought to life in 2002. “Lawry’s Carvery, A Cut Above” name came from the teams of company managers, family, and knowledgeable friends who also found the location, developed the menu, and designed this first location. Located in South Coast Plaza on Level Two next to Macy’s Men’s Store, the restaurant architecture is open and welcoming with light colored wood furnishings and friendly faces.
Prime Rib Chili is topped with cheddar cheese and green onions. Yes, I said prime rib chili! The prime rib was so tender unlike any stew meat or chopped beef you’ll ever have inside a chili. The chili was just the right consistency not too thin and not too thick. The beans were cooked perfectly without being mushy. The flavor was robust but not too spicy. Thumbs up!