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Small Bites: Rush Street celebrates Christmas in August, the Waffle celebrates National Waffle Day

August 14, 2009 |  5:52 am

Bacon waffles at the Waffle.Christmas in August: It starts earlier every year. Today and tomorrow, Rush Street is serving Christmas dinner with all the trimmings: rib roast, maple-roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, roasted baby root vegetables and glazed Brussels sprouts. There will even be Christmas-themed drink specials, tree decorating, a tree lighting ceremony, pictures with Santa, "deer pong" and a white-elephant gift party Saturday. Rush Street, 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 837-9546, www.rushstreetculvercity.com.

Celebrate National Waffle Day: On Monday, Aug. 24, the Waffle will celebrate this little-known holiday by offering 25% off on all its waffles as well as a few special waffles. The Waffle, 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. (323) 465-6901, www.thewaffle.us.

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Bacon waffles at the Waffle. Jamie Rector / For The Times