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