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Small Bites: New menu at the Park, comedy at Rush Street

December 31, 2008 |  3:30 pm

Theparkfoodsm New Winter Menu: When the Park in Echo Park re-opens Friday after a brief holiday hiatus, it will have a new winter menu featuring bourride, a tomato-y Mediterranean fish soup (similar to bouillabaisse) that includes salmon, sea bass, mussels and shrimp; vegetable pot pie with a cranberry biscuit top; and braised pork belly with Vietnamese caramel sauce, among many other dishes. The Park also plans to begin hosting a Tuesday evening movie night with a family-style menu and free popcorn; more details to come. The Park also hopes to open for lunch shortly thereafter. The Park, 1400 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. (213) 482-9209, www.thepark1400sunset.com

Stiff Drinks & Strong Comedy: Culver City pub Rush Street launches its weekly comedy night on Sunday. It's hosted by comedian Brian Scolaro every Sunday night during the month of January. So, pop in at 8:30 p.m. for brick oven pizzas, barbecue pulled pork sliders and "Please, take my wife" jokes. Rush Street, 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 837-9546, www.rushstreetculvercity.com

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times