Wake Up With Rush Street
If you overdid it last night, head over to Rush Street in Culver City for their new brunch menu. If you are looking for the hair of the dog, they have you covered with a bottomless mimosa, a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and anything else you can imagine. The sunny patio is perfect for early risers, and the cool dim interior is perfect for those looking to escape the heat or a hangover. High ceilings and a loft area make the room both spacious and cozy.
The real attraction, though, is Chef Dave Northrup’s extremely varied brunch menu, offered from 9am to 3pm. You need some good old fashioned Huevos Rancheros? A big, meaty Burger? Hell, they even have salads. Rush Street invited a group of bloggers over to test out the menu last weekend, and it was delicious and fun. OK, bottomless mimosas may have added to the fun.
The menu is broken down into four categories: The Morning After - a hearty breakfast, including a build-your-own omelette with ingredients like shitake mushrooms, goat cheese, wild arugula and tofu. Our favorite from this section was the fried egg sandwich on Parmesan crusted sourdough with 3 kinds of melted cheese, pancetta & tomato. seved with tater tots & melon wedge
There is also The Nooner Indulgence - burgers, sandwiches and salads, Favorites from this section were the Seared Ahi Burger sambal mayo, arugula & sweet pickle relish and the two Nathan's Hot Dogs with sauerkraut & mustard, though the burger is definitely on our to-do list.
The Brick House Mini Pizzas with Italian green salad or Caesar are rustic, and our favorite category of all was the Sidekick Extras. We went wild. The sweet potato fries, truffle fries and homemade tater tots were in close competition. tater tots wins it for fun, but the ever-popular sweet potato fries still takes it home. Perhaps the greatest dish of the morning was the Baked Mac & Cheese blend of local farmhouse cheeses. A thick, cheesy topping hid macaroni bathed in a creamy bechamel and soft, creamy, melted cheese sauce.
Now I just have to find somewhere in Culver City to crash so I can have brunch there every weekend. Any offers?