Show 152, December 26, 2015: Lawry’s Beef Bowl – a 60 Year Tradition Rose Bowl arguably has the richest history of all the college bowl games. It is affectionately known as “The Granddaddy of Them All” for good reason. Celebrating its 60th year as part of The Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game is the famous Lawry’s Beef Bowl.

Lawry’s Beef Bowl is college football’s most celebrated pre-game bowl tradition. Each year since its inception prior to the 1957 Rose Bowl Game, Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills has honored the players and coaches of each Rose Bowl bound team for their gridiron achievements. This year’s events feature the University of Iowa and Stanford University.

Lawry’s Beef Bowl was the inspired creation of Richard N. Frank, Chairman of Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc. and 2005 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Inductee. Mr. Frank passed away earlier this year. He was a huge college football fan attending his first Rose Bowl in 1931. Over the many years since he only missed attending a mere handful of games.

Our guests are the long time organizer (24 years) of the two companion events for Lawry’s, Colleen Donatucci, and Todd Erickson, the author of Road to the Rose Bowl – 50 Years of Lawry’s Beef Bowl. Bring on the silver cart and the carvers…


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