Weekly features: Prime Rib & Chicken Parmesan

Prime Rib

Can you believe we are already into March? It seems as though we were just celebrating the New Year, and now here we are looking forward to spring. While the cool weather slowly gives way to sunshine, we at Stanford Grill will continue to create a warm and friendly place to bring the whole family, right down to the flavorful and decadent entrees.

This week at Stanford Grill, we’re featuring Prime Rib with mashed potatoes, expertly seasoned and roasted to a perfect medium rare, served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce. Pair this dish with your favorite bottle of red wine for a scrumptious evening! With our extensive wine list, you may just find a new favorite! Need a recommendation? Just ask one of our staff members and they will be happy to help.

Chicken Parmesan (1)

This week at Copper Canyon, we’re going a little bit Italian. If you are a lover of cheese, and we have to admit we are, you just might need to visit our ‪‎Glenarden‬ location to try out this week’s feature: Chicken Parmesan! Hand breaded chicken breast is pan fried to perfection and topped with housemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Served with a side of linguine topped with marinara and a side of sautéed spinach, this dish offers a little bit of everything. Have a friend who loves Italian food? Bring them along! Share a bottle of wine or your favorite cocktail, and make an evening of it. Available at Glenarden only until Sunday!

The Origin of the French Dip Sandwich

You know the French Dip… the warm roast beef sandwich served on a baguette and dipped into the beef broth (“au jus”) at your will?  It would seem to be very obvious to claim that it originated in France but… it wasn’t!  The French Dip was actually formulated in Los Angeles, CA in 1908!

We know, that information surprised us as well.  Something even more interesting though is that there is actually an ongoing battle between two LA restaurants (both established in the year 1908) regarding who created it!  The battling establishments, Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet and Philippe the Original, still exist to this day and opening claim their rights to brag about the birth of the French Dip Sandwich. The most popular story of how the American favorite came to be is of Philippe Mathieu, who was making a sandwich for a police officer and accidently dropped it into the pan of meat drippings.  The officer thoroughly enjoyed the masterpiece, and its popularity has been growing ever since.  Both restaurants refuse to budge when boasting their contribution to the sandwich world, but who can blame them?

We may never solve the mystery of the originator of the French Dip, but as long as we can still enjoy its juicy and delicious existence, we don’t mind!