Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book Club: Rocket to Venus

Our book club went to Rocket to Venus in Hampden a few weeks ago to discuss John Waters' Role Models. We were hoping to see John, but he was there two nights before and we missed him. I'm on his tail. I swear, one day, I will run into him and try not to jump up and down. We always pair our book with a restaurant that fits the book. Everyone and their brother has seen John Waters at Rocket but me. I'm starting to take it personally.

Cheryl ordered fried pickles for the table. They were so good and way better than the okra of my childhood.

Lane ordered chicken and waffles. The syrup threw me.

There was a gravy over the waffle. I wasn't brave enough to try it.

I had the burger and fries. Horrible photo but a seriously wonderful burger. Seriously, I hate to even say this but it is way better than the one at Woodberry and Bluegrass. I had to send the first one back it back it was so raw, but round two was perfectly cooked, medium rare, the bun was so soft and the flavor was amazing.

EAS at Let the Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore suggested I try the Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Dessert at Rocket. The sandwich is dipped in pancake batter, deep fried and smothered in caramel, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. I mean seriously? Our group was game.

We devoured it. I'm so glad we had a group willing to try such unique culinary treats.

I look forward to book club every month. It is wonderful visiting with such interesting women.

Two in the group are preggers.

Sweet Susan started the book club years ago. I lucked out meeting Katie and getting invited to join. We are all pretty serious readers but also honest if we don't read. This book was such a trip and only a few got through the whole book.

Lane, me, Susan and Cheryl all bonded last spring at our book club retreat on the shore while dying laughing over our sock monkey making extravaganza. We have a great retreat each year.

I have a little girl crush on Lane. She is my hippy soul sister.

Cheryl was so sweet and brought her coffee table book Weird Maryland that featured a section on John Waters. It was a fun discussion and a wonderful meal.

I was coveting Talley's fun fedora on the way out.

Thank you Susan for letting me join Our Book Club Has No Name. It is one of the highlights of my month. To all the ladies I get to see monthly, you rock!


Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Looks like a fun night!!! I am so glad you liked the PB & J Delight...I thought it was delish!xx

THSK & LEK said...

great night. ditto on the interesting ladies note. i'm so happy to have found you all. it makes living in charm city all the more amazing and inspiring.