Eric's partner was out of town last weekend, so I suggested brunch on Sunday morning. Gertrude's had no openings until 2:30, so we went to Rocket to Venus, which had ready seating. Usually when I join Eric and Alan, I have a better experience than Eric does. Not so this time. Eric was pretty much happy with his food (less his service), while I had a more, erm, mixed bag.
A brief rundown:
- The plate of four fried oysters ($8) were wonderful. I've made better, sure, but these were still very tasty. Mmmm. Nothin' like locally grown oysters. Even better that Eric shared the two additional oysters that came with his order with me, so we each had three oysters.
- My "green eggs and ham" (I think $7) was the main course. This was egg with pesto and ham and capicola. Tasty, but a little weak in that it was slightly soupy. It was okay, but I'd probably avoid it next time and just go for the sliders.
- Eric was much, much happier with his (more appetizing looking) Hangtown Fry ($11), a mixture of bacon, eggs, cheddar, asiago, hash browns and tomatoes. Oh yes, and it came with two complementary urshters.
- The Boursin cheese grits ($4) they served me were hard and clumpy, and I hardly touched them. Plus they had a very blah flavor, making for an unforgettably annoying side dish. It should be a crime to do that to grits. Don't eat this.