Potluck & Bowling Extravaganza at Timber Lanes!

It's time for Vegan Chicago's 5th Annual Potluck & Bowling Extravaganza at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley!

If you've never visited Timber Lanes, you're in for a treat, as it's a classic, old-school, 8-lane bowling alley with a rich history and plenty of character.

We've reserved Timber Lanes from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2nd. The pre-pay cost of $10 per person via Amazon Payments includes admission, bowling, shoe rental, and the opportunity to participate in an amazing vegan potluck!

Potluck Guidelines:

  • All food must be vegan which is defined as not containing any animal products. By this we mean no: meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, yogurt, butter, whey, lard, casein, gelatin, fish, animal broth etc. For a more comprehensive list, check out this page.
  • You must bring food to eat food.
  • Dishes should serve at least 6 portions.
  • A list of ingredients or the recipe must be written down to be displayed near your dish with your name.
  • Provide serving utensils appropriate for your dish.
  • Bring your own plate, utensils and napkin. Tupperware or other such containers make for a convenient way to partake and then store for easy cleanup later at home.
  • Store/restaurant bought food is allowed as long as the ingredients are readily available.
  • Couples/families bringing one dish should adjust the portion size of their dish accordingly.
  • Please post what dish you plan to bring in your RSVP comment.
  • Please clean up after yourself at the end of the event.

Note: Electrical outlets are limited, but a couple of crock pots can be accommodated.

Optional: Bring empty food storage containers to transport leftovers home.

A cash bar will be available, which will include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

If you're not interested in bowling, that's okay. Not everyone bowls, and fun can be had by socializing and/or watching those who do bowl.

This is a family-friendly event and one of our most popular of the year. It's always loads of fun!

Hope to see you there!

Debra

 

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  • Courtney

    Thank YOU Debra! As always a fab time & food!!

    March 6, 2013

  • Debra

    A BIG thank you to everyone who attended! The company was fabulous and the wide array of food was scrumptious! Kudos to each and every one of you for the success of this event... you're the best!

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Jackie

    This was my first Vegan Chicago meetup EVER. Thank you to everyone for making my son and I welcome! I look forward to upcoming events. Jacob (my son) had a BLAST bowling and was totally zonked Saturday night. A few people asked me for the recipe for the jalapeno poppers. Hopefully they weren't too spicy - you never know what you're going to get with those peppers! http://barefootessence.com/2012...­

    xo

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They were delicious!

      1 · March 4, 2013

    • Jackie

      So glad you liked them!

      March 4, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    Thanks for the Fruit Pizza recipe Ashley, you must have read my mind!
    Great time everyone!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vegan Fruit Pizza Recipe - http://www.chooseveg.com/displa...­

    March 4, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I love the the food and fellowship. I will keep coming back.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's always nice to be able to eat and not have to ask questions about hidden ingredients!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Marine

    Great food everyone! Debra did another awesome job organizing such a fun event!

    2 · March 2, 2013

  • Adam H.

    I had a great time, and bowled my best game ever! Thanks for all the delicious food!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I really had a wonderful time at the bowling event today. A positive experience. Thank you deborah and eveyone.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Leah

    "Some Indian Dish" -Potato, organic garbonzo beans, some other organic veggies and spices

    March 2, 2013

  • Mike

    Vegan buffalo wings and raw kale salad (from Whole Foods).

    March 2, 2013

  • Salvador

    I don't think I see anyone taking hummus, so that it is, and another item.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Yoav

    Will decide last min. But will be with vegetables, whole grains and no sugar...

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Stacia

    I managed to pick up a horrid head cold this week, so unfortunately I won't be able to make it now.

    March 1, 2013

    • Debra

      Feel better soon, Stacia!

      March 1, 2013

  • Laurie

    Ok, vegan truffles or maybe guacamole with vegis.. or both!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Debra

    I'm bringing peanut butter fudge drizzled with chocolate and pumpkin/white chocolate chip cupcakes.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing a big bowl of fresh (a.k.a., raw) salsa and tortilla chips.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Stacia

    I'll bring cookies

    March 1, 2013

  • Marine

    New plan bringing garlic green beans and a lentil quinoa salad.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    I'm baking BBQ seitan ribs as we speak. Maybe I'll try my luck baking some bread.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Ellen

    I'm bringing fruit cobbler!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Courtney

    I'm bringing cheesy horseradish mashed potatoes! & some crispy rice treats.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will bring a quinoa, black bean, and corn dish.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Robert H.

    All sounds yummy.

    February 28, 2013

  • rhiannon w.

    Hey, I have just arrived back in Chicago after a number of years in England. I can't wait to come to one of the meet-ups. Will anyone be going past Broadview for the meetup on Saturday? A car-share would be awesome and I would be sure to bring some yummy vegan cake!

    February 28, 2013

  • Haz

    I will bring raw vegan choco balls.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be making Vegan Fruit Pizza

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Haz

      Mmmmm, yummay!

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    February 28, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I will bring a yummy salad of some kind.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Jackie

    I will bring my healthy jalepeno poppers, been craving them lately!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Jackie

    Will the bowling be appropriate for a 4.5 year old? Wasn't sure if they have kids bowling shoes?

    February 12, 2013

    • Debra

      Children have participated in bowling during past Vegan Chicago events at Timber Lanes, but I don't recall any as young as 4.5. I'm not certain what the size range is for Timber Lanes' bowling shoes and/or what the minimum age requirement is. I'm certain someone at Timber Lanes can answer those questions, as well as any others you may have, if you want to give them a jingle. :-)

      February 15, 2013

    • Jackie

      Thanks, will do. We bowled with him at Lucky Strike on Saturday and he was totally fine. He might be the most enthusiastic bowler there!

      February 26, 2013

  • Adam H.

    I'm thinking about bringing some soymilk for White Russians.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I plan to bring a nice lush salad.

    February 25, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I am looking forward to this. I am looking forward to the positive fellowshipping.

    February 25, 2013

  • Todd

    I'll be bringing a classic French Ratatouille and possibly one other thing.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Melissa M.

    So sorry I won't be there!

    February 25, 2013

  • Scary Lady S.

    I wish! I miss this every year. :( We'll be smack dab in the middle of our 14 day juice fast so probably wise not to tempt ourselves attending a potluck. Have fun!

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Adam H.

    I'll likely be bringing something from the prepared foods section from Whole Foods. Can't wait for bowling! OVER THE LINE!!!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Mauricio

    Pretty bummed I'm going to miss out this year :(. I have a family event out of town on the same day. On the plus side, no-one has to see me awkwardly pretend I know what to do with a bowling ball. Have fun everyone!

    February 17, 2013

  • Debra

    I'll bring at least two TBA desserts.

    February 11, 2013

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