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Where to Chow Down on Prime Rib for $1.25

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Back in 1938, Lawry's the Prime Rib opened in Beverly Hills on what would become restaurant row. They've stood the test of time, and to celebrate their 75 years of operation, they'll be offering up $1.25 prime rib dinners to their first 1,000 guests on June 11.

The meal will come with all the trimmings, including their famous throwback favorites -- the spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes, and real Yorkshire pudding.

Like many other vintage restaurants in the L.A.-area, Lawry's started as a family business. It was founded in 1938 by brothers-in-law Lawrence L. Frank and Walter Van de Kamp. In fact, it was the first establishment to bring in doggie bags, table side service, and valet parking -- the latter of which as since become quite a contentious issue amongst Angeleno business owners and their surrounding neighborhoods.

Sadly, the price cuts on the prime rib will only go on for a few hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. But all the will be donated to AbilityFirst- one of Southern California’s largest and oldest non-profit organizations benefiting children and adults with disabilities, which was established by Lawry’s The Prime Rib founder, Lawrence L. Frank, in 1926.