• Thank you, one and all, for attending our 2nd meeting at Davanni's! The turnout was good, the conversation was GREAT! Davanni's party/meeting room will be reserved for us again, and they do require a $5 minimum per person to use the room.Please be mindful of that so we'll be welcomed back. Unlike some other Davanni's, this location does not wait on us or bus tables, so there's no tipping involved. You order at the counter when you come in, then they call your name when your food is ready. Yes, they do serve beer. If you're coming just for dinner, plan to arrive around 6pm. I think it's wise to extend the dinner/social hour until 7:30pm when those who don't want to participate in the book discussion can skip out. Space is limited, so please change your RSVP if you're unable to attend to allow others.
Here's the link to their extensive menu which also includes vegan options: http://www.davannis.com/index.asp?pageid=22&locationid=8
Let's give it another go for August when we'll be discussing The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World From the Periodic Table by Sam Kean.
"The periodic table of the elements is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, obsession, and betrayal. These tales follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold, and all the elements in the table as they play out their parts in human history. The usual suspects are here, like Marie Curie (and her radioactive journey to the discovery of polonium and radium) and William Shockley (who is credited, not exactly justly, with the discovery of the silicon transistor)--but the more obscure characters provide some of the best stories, like Paul Emile François Lecoq de Boisbaudran, whose discovery of gallium, a metal with a low melting point, gives this book its title: a spoon made of gallium will melt in a cup of tea."--From publisher description.
September: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology by Jenna Miscavige Hill
October: Them: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson
November: The Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos