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Do-It-Yourself Steak

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A while back, I read a review of some restaurant in outlying L.A. where you cook your own steak. I think the article was in the LA Weekly. Anybody know the name/location of this place?

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  1. Possibly Bommerock in Pasadena, Raymond at Holly in Old Town. You cook real steaks on heated rocks at your table. Not bad, gets some novelty points, but does not rank highly in the Cheapskate Restaurant Archive. There are also numerous Korean restaurants where you cook a variety of meats at your own tableside grill, but the choices do not include full cuts like steak.

    1. I think you're talking about the Venice Room in (near) Monterey Park on Garfield N. of the 60 fwy. You order your meat, it's brought to you raw and you head up the the big communal grill in the middle to cook it yourself. There are spices a-plenty and you can also pop your potato or your garlic bread there for more grilling action. I can't say it's the highest quality out there, but it's fun! Let me know what you think.

      1. "Outlying"? It's only eight miles from downtown.

        The Venice Room, on Garfield just north of the 60 freeway. It's cheap, and pretty good. It is a bar, not a restaurant, so plan on drinking.