Father’s Day Contest

Win YOUR Dad a $50 Gift Card!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, STONEFIRE is kicking off our annual Father’s Day contest on our Facebook page! Head over to OUR Facebook page and share with US the best advice YOUR father has given you for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Sentimental, funny, or blunt- we can’t wait to hear them all. The 25 selected winners will be announced on Monday, June 19th! Share it with your dad or keep it for yourself- we won’t tell!
While you are preparing for whatever your Father’s Day plans are, STONEFIRE is happy to serve. Whether you are having a small family gathering for 4 or a large get together for 20, our Menu has something for everyone.
Our Family Meals are perfect for a family of 4, with your choice of meat, a medium salad and 12 Freshly Baked Breadsticks, starting at $27.99.
Think you’ll need a bit more? Our Crowd Pleasers may be the answer! These packages  include a variety of grill options, a large salad, and 18 Freshly Baked Breadsticks. Don’t forget side items or pizza! From our famous Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cowboy Beans to a 16″ Two-topping Pizza, there’s something for everyone.
Want even more? Contact our Catering Office to plan out your gathering menu!
Looking to do a little extra for the man of the day? Add some dessert and a gift card! Who wouldn’t love Our Incredible Carrot Cake, Heavenly Cheesecake, Sandy’s Cookie or Famous Fudge Brownies?
Getting hungry? With 9 locations across Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County and the San Fernando Valley, find the location closest to you for freshly prepared, simply delicious meals. Choose STONEFIRE Grill for all your Dine In, Takeout or Catering needs!

Celebrate YOUR Hero.

To our hero and biggest fan, the one who taught us so many of life’s earliest lessons. Well, maybe understanding that that classic rock band is “the greatest band of all time” wasn’t exactly THAT important, but learning to change a tire can be “a matter of the utmost importance”, should the need arise. Right, Dad? 🙂

These incredible men are all of our fathers, and this Sunday is one that’s all about him. It’s our chance to return the favor and celebrate the heroes in our lives. What better way to show our appreciation than a perfectly BBQ Tri Tip, rack of Baby Back Ribs and a side of creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes?

Bring the whole family together and join us for lunch at any of our seven Southern California restaurants located in Orange County, Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, too.

xo STONEFIRE Grill

10% BONUS for YOU

Shopping just got a little easier this year! With our Annual Holiday Gift Card Promotion underway, YOU receive an additional 10% on your purchase of $50 or more. Just click here to get started!

Restaurant gift cards are the fast (and delicious) way to let someone know you’re thinking of them this season. You definitely can’t wrap tri tip, but you can send the gift of STONEFIRE in just a few minutes! With locations throughout Southern California, including two restaurants in Orange County, four restaurants in Los Angeles County and one in Ventura County, you’re loved ones are sure to enjoy the exceptional taste and quality of STONEFIRE Grill wherever they reside.

Hurry before it’s too late…this gift card sale ends Black Friday, 11/28/2014!

XO STONEFIRE

10.5: STONEFIRE is Family

For as long as I can remember, Isaias has been a permanent fixture in STONEFIRE behind the glass, working our grill.  He has worked in every STONEFIRE as our trainer, bringing his skills to each new team we build.  Our relationship began over 20 years ago when we opened Rattler’s Bar-B-Que in Santa Clarita.  Rattler’s is our full service BBQ restaurant that continues to thrive, now more than 20 years later.  I know it’s because of people like Isaias.

We both have two children the same ages.  As the years went by, we always asked each other about ‘the kids’.  I will never forget the day he told me his almost 15 year-old daughter was causing him lots of headaches.

I immediately went to the worst case scenario, and then he said to me, “I told her if she was a good girl and did well in school and worked hard, when she turned 15 I would take her to Mexico for her quinceañera, and now, I have to do it!”

Eventually, his daughter, Evette, and her brother, Israel, joined the STONEFIRE Team.  We are lucky, very lucky.

About 8 years ago, Isaias started asking me to join him for his vacation in his hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico.  He chooses December because it is the biggest festival of the year, a 10-day event culminating in the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  All of Mexico celebrates with a unique twist in each town.  December is a very busy month for STONEFIRE, and every year I’ve declined the invitation – until last year.  My sister and I, along with our husbands, flew to Isaias’ hometown last December for a four-day adventure, one we will not soon forget.

Isaias’ extended family has also worked with us over the years.  His three cousins, Francisco, Chilino and Miguel, made the decision to move back to Mexico in 2004 to open their own pizza business.  I am happy to say they are doing well and now have four small restaurants.  On the day of our arrival, all four were closed, as they took the day off and made the trip with Isaias to greet us at the airport. Isaias’ parents, who visit Los Angeles twice per year, welcomed us at the door of their home on a ranch in the country.  They were so honored to have us that it left me feeling overwhelmed and humbled by their generosity and appreciation of our effort to visit. We couldn’t have felt more at home.

Our travels took us to the larger cities of Leon, Guadalajara and Guanajuato and to all the small towns in between.   We toured by day and arrived at the festival by night.  In the small streets, age-old customs came to life before our very eyes.  Generations filled the plazas and streets as both religious and cultural events collided.  The procession to the church was followed by music, dancing and food. There was the boy/girl walk in the park where opposite sexes paced in contrasting directions, making eye contact and choices.  When a boy saw a girl of interest, he would ask her to walk with him away from the circle.  The custom is simple, practical and timeless, so Mexican and so rich.

And then there was the food. Yes, the food!  The streets were filled with vendors selling traditional Mexican dishes.  We feasted on grilled corn on the cob smothered in mayonnaise, homemade potato chips, traditional Mexican tacos made with a variety of meats.  Sometimes ignorance is bliss, especially for me when it came to the brain! Sure, it was good, but had I known ahead of time, I would have had a hard time stomaching that one.  We resisted the desserts, but said ‘yes’ to ‘ponche’, a hot fruit punch that was delicious, but it was made even better by the small bottle of tequila Francisco carried in his jacket!

On our second night, I was surprised by a dear old woman who smiled and tightly hugged me.  She spoke to me in Spanish and thanked me for providing a job for her sons.  It was Maria, the mother of Francisco, Chilino and Miguel.  I thanked her in return, making sure she knew that business would not be possible without hardworking and honest people like her family members.

As we returned home after midnight each day, we were greeted by Isaias’ mother with homemade tortillas, hot tea and once again, Francisco’s bottle of tequila. Rich tradition, wonderful food, generous people and the comforts of simplicity – these things describe our Mexican adventure.

As we dressed early in the morning for the airport, my husband was greeted by a scorpion sitting on his jeans.

“Pretty common,” said Isaias.  “Get over it and come back!” his underlying message.

I saw Isaias last week as he worked and taught on the grill in Thousand Oaks.  I smiled and reminded him, “December is just around the corner.”

 

One Smart Cookie – Sandy

Thousand Oaks guests of STONEFIRE Grill have been enjoying them for a couple of years now. In fact, we would often sell out of them before our business had even opened its doors for the day. Recently, they were introduced to the greater Southern California community at each of our seven, soon to be eight, restaurants in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties. We’re not talking about just any cookie here, we’re talking about Sandy’s Cookie – a deliciously oversized, one-of-a-kind blend of oatmeal, dark chocolate, Heath bar and walnuts. Like anything at STONEFIRE, this comes from our family to yours, and Sandy’s recipe is no exception.

Sandy Moreno is an extended member of the Harrigan Family (cousin of Mary’s husband), and her cookie recipe is an adaptation of a generations old sweet treat passed down through her family. She learned the recipe from her mother, though not on paper. Growing up, Sandy would follow her mom around the kitchen, observing and mimicking quantities and techniques until she perfected it herself. “Trial and error” would be putting it lightly, though, since each and every step was calculated, even down to the wooden spoon her mom would use. At STONEFIRE, our tests were very similar, and we went through months of experimentation before getting something close to what Sandy still serves up to this day at family events and gatherings.

“Of course I loved the cookie when I was growing up, but my mom never passed down an actual recipe; she was just an expert baker who went by instinct.  Since I am no expert in the kitchen, I had to follow her around and glean what I could and develop a step-by-step process that I could then follow.  My first few tries were disasters, but I finally perfected it and now I’m delighted that STONEFIRE is enjoying such success with it,” said Sandy, who shared that she revamped the recipe a few times to give it her own flair.

Sandy’s mother knew that the cookies were good, since they were always requested at school bake sales, neighborhood events and family functions. And so the tradition continued with Sandy, adapting a nut and chocolate free recipe for her beloved grandson, Holden, bringing them to the annual 4th of July party at the Harrigan home, and not even thinking about showing up to friends’ homes without at least one.

The cookies have become a part her, not just because they’re good, but because they symbolize the love that she pours into others. It’s a legacy she proudly carries on in her mother’s name, a humble act of service that brings smiles to everyone who tastes them. This, in turn, means everything to Sandy.

“I think my mom would be proud to know that our cherished family tradition is now being enjoyed by so many,” Sandy lovingly remarked.

We couldn’t be honored more to carry on the legacy begun by Sandy and her mother, and we’re delighted to feature Sandy’s Cookie, baked fresh every morning at each STONEFIRE location. They go quickly everyday, so be sure to reserve yours early. Even our Incredible Carrot Cake seems to be getting a little jealous by all of this attention. Here’s to Sandy for sharing a treasured piece of her heart with the rest of us!

In Gratitude,

The STONEFIRE Family

Love and Light.

The holidays are times to reflect, to give gratitude, and times to enjoy those closest to you. This time of the year, of course, is best celebrated with family, bringing forth new traditions and old. In our homes, food is naturally the focal point! Mary Lou and Jack Harrigan instilled in us a sense of values and purpose, and while we could share many, there is one in particular that sticks out around this time of year. They taught us to create appreciation all around, to create reasons and opportunities to love one another. Our creations are best expressed in the form of food, with the dinner table as the gathering place to share with one another why we care for them, why we are grateful and what makes each of us unique, worthy and important. We’re incredibly fortunate to be sharing these values, this tradition, with all of you.
From the entire STONEFIRE Family to YOU – here’s to a beautiful, bright and joyous holiday season surrounded with the love of family and friends. We remain extremely appreciative of your loyal support, and we wish you the very best moving into 2015. There’s lots to look forward to!
xo STONEFIRE

Back to School

No more summer vacations. No more entertaining the kids at home on those hot Southern California days. It’s back to the routine commonly referred to as “Back to School”, which inevitably means you and your family have a lot going on during the weeks ahead of you.

With seven restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, we’re hear to let you know that a good, quality meal should never be sacrificed while you’re picking up, dropping off and even doing homework! Pasta Family Meals that are sure to be a crowd favorite; Family Meals and Crowd Pleasers starting at prices that even make the grocery store look expensive; and a wide array of new, delicious and healthy alternatives like Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini and chopped parsley…let US do the cooking so YOU can relax and enjoy time with those closest to you.

 

Call ahead and we’ll have it ready when you are! 855.SFG.TOGO. At STONEFIRE, we make Back to School a little less complicated, and tasty, along the way! We look forward to serving you soon!

xo STONEFIRE Grill

 

The Beginning

Ever noticed the murals at our restaurants? They tell a unique story, one specific to the Harrigan family, and we’re here to share it with you.

As an homage to the roots that helped establish who we are, we intend to feature pictures from the our family murals to tell the story of the Harrigan, STONEFIRE and our culture/values. As every story needs a great beginning, the key to ours rests in the Harrigan family patriarch, a man driven by purpose. John “Jack” Louis Harrigan set out to instill the values of hard work and mutual respect for others in each of his 9 children, and these values form the foundation of our business, our happiness to serve.

How did these values show up in Jack’s life? Long before starting a family with his beloved wife, Mary Lou, Jack aspired to greatness at Notre Dame where he pursued his BA in Engineering. He also followed his passion for golf and attained the collegiate course record at Notre Dame (which still stands today!). These goals were cut short, though, for like countless other men at the time, Jack was called to serve our country, as a member of the US Navy.  He was called to an accelerated engineering program at MIT before being deployed to the South Pacific in WWII.  Following this, he returned to Southern California to finish his education, settle down and raise his family in the San Fernando Valley.

The lessons learned during his years of service carried over to his Harrigan family and, in turn, made their way into ours, the STONEFIRE family.  Hard work and mutual respect were integral to the dynamic around him, and they’re equally important to the STONEFIRE team. With a clear understanding of these core concepts, we seek to impact the lives of our guests, our communities and one another each and every day.

Our restaurant murals tell a story; they serve as a reminder of where we came from and where we’re headed. The foundation of our direction remains firmly planted in our actions, something we hold close to us.

This is our great beginning, the first of many stories.