Cool River Pizza

Pizza, Beer and Friends – A Winning Combination!


It was so good last time they simply just had to do it again! On Saturday February 4th the River City Gems had another pizza and game night at Cool River Pizza in Roseville. There were about thirty guests in attendance, which included three first-timers.

Cool River Pizza is a family oriented restaurant with a slogan of “serving the community one slice at a time.” They also have a convenient separate party room that seats up to fifty people which has its own entrance and restroom, just perfect for a Gems event!

The event started at 6:00pm and by 7:00pm a selection of piping hot artisan pizzas were served buffet style, along with salad. Many Gems folks also sampled and enjoyed the array of craft beers that were on tap. Rachel M said: “I really enjoyed the Brown Shugga American Pale Ale, it was delicious!”

After everyone had eaten their fill of pizza and salad they were offered delicious desserts that were brought by Gems board member Tree R that included homemade lemon bars, which in turn were made from home-grown Meyer lemons that were picked from Gem’s member Sharon T’s backyard tree!

Everyone chilled and chatted, until it was time for some upcoming events announcements by Sharon T and to celebrate the birthdays of members who were born in February. Bobbie Jo and Johanna M were the lucky attendees who qualified this month. Both ladies got to bask in the limelight as the room sang “Happy Birthday.” Both also got to take home a custom birthday card signed by the Gems Board, and a delicious gourmet cupcake!

For after-dinner entertainment, some chose to carry on socializing while others played games in small groups. The hit game of the night was “Scattergories,” in which players try to outwit others by coming up with unique answers in this fast-paced game. Words have to begin with the letter rolled on the letter die, the timer is started, and the challenge begins!

Everything came to a slow finish at around 9:00pm. It just goes to show that a simple pizza night can be something very special, when a group of like-minded girlfriends get together!