Monday, August 8, 2011

Clambake and Other Things at Rush Street

All summer long, Rush Street in Culver City is throwing a clambake on the weekends. Every Friday and Saturday through Labor Day, you can order up a huge bowl of clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Of course the crusty bread is essential for sopping up the juices. I was recently invited to try the clambake and sample some of Rush Street's other fun offerings.

Clambake at Rush Street

Since I arrived late, a lot of food had already been ordered. Rush Street has a pretty extensive menu so I just went with what everyone else was getting rather than overwhelming myself and getting more. We started with the burrata platter. You just can't go wrong with a huge chunk of creamy burrata, summer sweet heirloom tomatoes, basil, and tasty grilled bread. I almost didn't mind that there were roasted peppers on the platter too. I could have eaten this entire plate myself.

Burrata and Crostini Platter at Rush Street

Sweet and Spicy Baby Back Ribs were exactly what the title suggested. I could have used a bit more spice and the sweetness was surprising at first, but got better over time. These were huge and meaty.

Sweet and Spicy Baby Back Ribs at Rush Street

Besides the burrata platter, my favorite offering of the night were the Lobster and Shrimp Egg Rolls. They were perfectly fried with generous hunks of the lobster and shrimp. They come on a platter with a sweet chili sauce, spicy mustard, and a soy dipping sauce. I love sauces. I was totally on board with these.

Lobster and Shrimp Egg Rolls at Rush Street

To round out the meal, we indulged in a couple of desserts. I found the cheesecake to be too sweet for my taste.

Cheesecake at Rush Street

However, the carrot cake was perfection and a HUGE portion. We easily shared this between at least four people and I'm fairly certain some was leftover.

Carrot Cake at Rush Street

Rush street is a charming addition to Culver City's burgeoning food scene. It has a great vibe and is a great place to get a drink and some food after work. Particular if you work at one of the neighboring studios. Culver City seems to be coming up in the world and I definitely don't mind making the trek out there to see what happens next.

*All food and drinks were comped. Opinions are my own

Rush Street
9546 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-9546

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susan said...

I love Rush Street and these photos remind me why I love it so much. Fun stuff, Esi!

vanillasugarblog said...

that fresh mozzarella is what i'm eyeing right now. its been ages since i've had me some of that.
and that is a good clambake for la--i mean for real.

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Love a good clam bake. This season is all about seafood for me.

Erica said...

Yum! I would have been STUCK on the burrata platter and the egg rolls. Totally delicious!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

burrata is my weakness, i love that creamy cheesy mound of goodness! i need to try more Culver City eateries my experience with them is so limited!

Joanne said...

How fun! I've never been to a clambake before and I love that they serve up more than just clams.

Nancy said...

This is definitely not a post you want to read if you are hungry!! Everything sounds too darn good!

The Duo Dishes said...

The egg rolls do look like a good treat. Gotta head there for those guys really soon.

angela@spinachtiger said...

The lobster egg rolls caught my eye. I would go every weekend just to get those.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

A clambake every weekend? Oh my I must get to one soon.

The Food Librarian said...

This looks great and so close. I definitely need to go! - mary

Diana said...

I could totally get on board with those lobster and shrimp egg rolls too! Hello, yum! And don't even get me started on the carrot cake... wouldn't have imagined it would be so good there!

Kristen said...

Lobster and shrimp egg rolls? Be still my heart. I want some now!