Someone with terrible taste took me to the Venice Room (2428 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park). It looked sort of cool and retro from the outside.
But then I stepped inside. It's a dump, one that is stuck in the '70s.
The daily lunch special is a cook-your-own steak with baked potato, salad, bread, and butter. It's $7.75 for a 7-ounce steak and $13.50 for a 13-ounce steak. You get what you pay for.
I paid for it in the bathroom all afternoon.
And you know what? I was stupid enough to return because another person with terrible taste convinced me to try Wednesday Burger Day.
Jalapeño burger with Swiss cheese ($6.00).
Steak sandwich with grilled onions ($6.00).
Bacon burger with American cheese ($6.00).
Believe it or not, I spent another afternoon in the bathroom. I hate this place.