The Venice Room

Eating a meal at a restaurant is almost never cheaper than cooking it at home–a fact that's doubly true for steak. But if you're willing to work for it (and that's half of the fun, really), you can get a classic steak dinner on a Monday night at this Monterey Park bar for a mere $10. The catch is that you have to cook the New York strip yourself. Rest assured, there's plenty of granulated garlic, lemon pepper and various other seasoning salts to scatter across your hunk of meat before you throw it on the grill. That ten-spot buys you a baked potato, a salad and a roll, too.