Events: Rush Street clam bake; full moon at Mar'sel; SusieCakes' birthday
Clam Bake: The Culver City restaurant Rush Street is paying tribute to an East Coast tradition by serving up a summer clambake every Friday and Saturday evening until Labor Day weekend. For $23, diners get a bowl of steaming mussels, clams, shrimp and andouille sausage served with corn and potatoes. 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 837-9545, www.rushstreetculvercity.com.
Moon over Mar'sel: To celebrate the coming of the full moon, executive chef Michael Fiorelli of Mar'sel restaurant at Terranea Resort has created a tasting menu for the occasion. The menu will be offered Friday and Saturday for $65 per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $35. Some menu items include local rocket salad and grilled wild-caught moonfish. Reservations are recommended. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 265-2836, www.terranea.com/marsel.
SusieCakes' B-day bash: SusieCakes bakery is celebrating its fifth birthday by throwing a retro-themed beach party on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Beginning at noon, the first 50 customers will receive a free box of six mini red velvet cupcakes with purchase. There will also be kid-friendly activities including a coloring contest. Five percent of all proceeds will go to a local charity near each SusieCakes location. In addition to the party, customers can submit their favorite five-ingredient dessert on SusieCakes' Facebook page by Aug. 31. Susie will select the winner and feature the recipe at one of the bakery's locations during the month of September. See website for locations, www.susiecakesbakery.com.
-- Leah Rodrigues
Photo Credit: Kat Nguyen