One of my new favorite food finds is Lawry’s tailgate!!! I love eating at the restaurant in Beverly Hills and did not know that they throw a catering tailgate at every USC home football game until this year. I think they now have it for all UCLA home games as well. So for all of you guys who love the restaurant experience, you will also love the catered tailgate as well!
The USC tailgate has grown in size, so now it is under a massive tent, near Gate 1 at the Coliseum. I had gone to the homecoming tailgate, and it was around 30 tables. Reservations must be made and paid in advance through Lawry’s. Seats do get sold out so be sure to make reservations in advance! Reservation details can be found on Lawry’s website.
The check-in table and the crowd by the open bar. Line moves pretty fast though!
Tailgate is $75 per person. However, it is ALL-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink (including alcoholic drinks)! Food is just like what they serve at the restaurant – prime rib and turkey carving stations being the staples. The rest of the menu changes, by the theme/state of the opposing team. The menu can be viewed through the Lawry’s website – it’s usually available 1 – 2 weeks before the game.
For the homecoming game, there was the usual prime rib, with Lawry’s famous creamed spinach and potato au gratin. There were also buffalo wings, and a refreshing apple salad. The prime rib is more thinly sliced than the restaurant portion, so that people could make sliders, if they wanted to. Since it’s AYCE, go for seconds or thirds! 🙂
Save some room for dessert too! Double Rainbow Ice cream was the dessert at the homecoming game and let me just say, the coffee flavor even beats the Haagen-Daz version that I love. Nom nom nom….
Lawry’s Tailgate is such an awesome experience and not to mention value. Will definitely be back for more next year!