Let me start off by stating I am Rock Creek Social Club’s biggest fan. I go to all of their events from “No Invite” to Heist Wednesdays to NYE at Maketto to “Jameson and Ginger.” I have never been to a Rock Creek Social Club event that I didn’t have fun at and thats why I keep going. My all time favorite Rock Creek Social Club party is their Grilled Cheese Social and this past Saturday’s opener was no different. GCS is the perfect afternoon day party, at a perfect location, with a perfect crowd. Last summer I was able to go to a bunch of the socials, so I was ecstatic when Rock Creek Social announced that it’s time to start them up again.
GCS took place at Marvin, one of my favorite places in DC. Their rooftop patio bar always makes me think I’m in the middle of Brooklyn with the coolest of cool. I thought the “40 degrees with a 50% chance of rain” forecast would impact the turn out, but I was completely wrong. It could have been 90 degrees out because the place was packed. Though it was chilly, there were heaters on (the) deck and the event spilled downstairs to Marvin’s main restaurant, so weather was not an issue.
The atmosphere, music, and crowd are all things I like about GCS, but I honestly keep coming back because of their grilled cheeses. Their menu is curated for you to feel nostalgic while still catering to your adult palate. Days before the party, my friends and I found the menu and scoped out what we wanted. Though there wasn’t one I didn’t want to try, my top two prospects were “That Island Flava” which has jerk chicken, and white cheddar macaroni and cheese or “Strong to the Finach” a spinach, pesto, provolone and white cheddar sandwich. Unfortunately, this time they has to close the kitchen early because of the high volume of orders (over 180 in 15 min). I was definitely disappointed, but will be sure to order early next time.
All in all, Rock Creek Social Club’s Grilled Cheese Social was just as a remembered- a good ass time. I can’t want till April 23rd for their next one. Stay tuned to @RockCreekSocialClub for more info.