Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UCLA Tailgate with Lawry's The Prime Rib

If you are going to tailgate before an UCLA or USC home game, Lawry's is definitely the way to go. $75 gets you all you can eat prime rib and full bar as well as soft beverages! Tickets to the tailgate and the actual game can be purchased in advance through the Lawry's Catering department.

We were invited to attend the UCLA vs. Memphis game over the weekend and were treated to great food, good company, and a comfortable place to relax along with several large screen TVs playing college football games. 

The full bar served several specialty cocktails.

On the left - "Time Out" made with gin, orange juice, mango syrup and mint. My favorite on the menu.

On the right - "Memphis Punch" made with rum, southern comfort, blue curaƧao, pineapple juice and soda water. 

The menu changes depending on the team UCLA or USC is playing. Season ticket holders don't have to worry about eating the same food every time. Although, I could never get sick of the prime rib and potato chips.


For this game, UCLA was playing Memphis, so the menu had a southern theme with items like fried chicken, collard greens, gumbo and pecan pie. 

Of course, no Lawry's event can be complete without their world famous prime rib. Each slice was carved to order and tasted just as good as what's served at the restaurant. If this can't entice you to check out the tailgate, I don't know what will.

Meet the awesome Lawry's catering team Kevin, Melissa, Tony and Miranda.

Note: parking in the golf course lot is $25. Be sure to remember where you parked.

Lawry's Tailgate
UCLA and USC Home Games

Monday, June 30, 2014

100% Angus Beef Burgers at Gott's Roadside, St. Helena

Gott's Roadside is a popular walk up burger joint located on the main stretch of St. Helena, CA. The menu has over nine burgers from the standard hamburger to a fully loaded Texas avocado burger. The burger patties are made with 100% Angus beef from Niman Ranch. The cows are vegetarian feed and contain no hormones nor no antibiotics. On top of that, everything is made to order with locally sourced ingredients. And if that doesn't do anything for you, Gott's also serves beer and wine in addition to shakes. This is a great place to fuel up before hitting up so many wineries you loose count and find yourself thanking the Uber driver that got you back to the hotel in one piece. 

Chili Cheese Fries
Why get fries when you can have chili cheese fries right? This sounded great on paper, but didn't quite hit the spot. The house made chili had too many kidney beans and there wasn't enough cheese to go around. Just the fries next time.

Although the Texas avocado burger did call out to me, a cheeseburger just sounded so satisfying. The patty was 1/3 pound and cooked to a medium well, served on toasted egg buns. The buns were light and fluffy on the outside and crispy on the inside. The patty had great beef flavor and just enough lettuce and tomato to add freshness to each bite. Juicy, flavorful, and the right ratio of ingredients between the buns makes for a damn good burger.

Tip: Gott's offers lettuce wrap as an option on all their burgers, but the bun really does make the burger. 

Gott's Roadside
933 Main St
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3486

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