Culture 22

Eagle Rock,Downtown

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Star of Food Network's Meat & Potatoes, Chef Rahm Fama treats diners to succulent gourmet steaks, burgers, seafood & fresh oyster bar

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Promotional value expires Apr 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seafood, steak, and oyster-bar cuisine at Culture 22 in Pasadena.

Executive Chef Rahm Fama, a lauded restaurant veteran and star on the Food Network's Meat & Potatoes, mans the helm at Culture 22, crafting a menu of gourmet steaks, burgers, and seafood alongside a fresh oyster bar. The flavorcade begins with a dozen oysters from the bar ($24) paired with bone-in french onion soup enhanced by braised short rib ($9). Moseying onto mains of meaty pastures, diners can indulge in the brown-sugar-marinated pastrami-style flank steak ($18) or the coffee-crusted 12-ounce rib eye rubbed up with New Mexico red chili ($24) and add a crustacean accompaniment of whole Maine lobster ($21) or a half-pound of Alaskan king-crab legs ($15). Diners preferring to ebb their hunger solely via surf may choose an entree of pan-seared salmon chaperoned by clam-chowder linguine ($22). Foodies can pop in during lunch to taste the succulent embrace of one of eight gourmet burgers, including the half-pound brie burger adorned with a yin and yang of strawberry and jalapeño relish ($12).

Culture 22

Culture 22 stocks its carnivore-pleasing menu with porterhouses, bacon-topped burgers, and seafood. Peppercorn-crusted 12-ounce new york steak au poivre bathes in a cognac sauce, and a dozen oysters paired with inventive dipping sauces from the raw bar set taste buds out to sea. The signature New Mexican–style green-chile burger imbues a half-pound of beef with piquant Southwestern flavors, accompanied by french fries that, like wooden boards in a martial-arts studio, are hand-cut. As diners divvy up jumbo cocktail shrimp, servers ferry cocktails and beer to ebony four-top tables set aglow by chandelier and candle lighting.

Customer Reviews

Jonathan is an excellent server
Laurie F. · April 8, 2012
Great food, but they need more servers.
Kitty S. · April 4, 2012
Keep up the great food.
Maiso L. · April 4, 2012

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