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Timber Lanes Potluck & Bowling Extravaganza!

It's time for Vegan Chicago's 6th 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 8-lane bowling alley with lots of character and a rich history.

Vegan Chicago has reserved the entire bowling alley from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The pre-pay cost of $10 per person via Amazon includes admission, bowling, shoe rental, and the opportunity to participate in a fabulous 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.

• Provide serving utensils appropriate for your dish.

• Bring your own plate, eating 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 the name of the dish you plan to bring in the comment section.

• 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 it's fun to watch/cheer for those who do bowl, as well as socialize.

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

Hope to see you there!

Debra

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  • Cynthia

    Am still thinking about that yummy smorgasbord!!!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Britton S.

    It was a great time and everyone was really nice, I look forward to future events.

    February 4, 2014

  • LizOmen

    I made the flouritine lace cookies. Easy enough to veganize. Earth balance, soy milk, i also used gf flour, and hazelnuts http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/florentines-recipe2.html

    February 3, 2014

    • LizOmen

      Btw- what couple did Brandon and I bowl with. Because I want to say good to see you... And I want that brownie recipe

      February 3, 2014

    • Debra

      Thank you for the recipe, Liz! You bowled with new Vegan Chicago member, Mikey, and his girlfriend, Aimee.

      February 3, 2014

  • Mauricio

    For anyone who's interested, I made the smokey portobello sushi. I've posted the recipe on the discussion board here: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-chicago/messages/boards/thread/41559862

    February 3, 2014

  • John W.

    Who brought the, what I'm calling chicken salad, which had a lot of corn? Can I have that recipe?

    February 2, 2014

    • John W.

      Can you post the recipe? It was amazing.

      February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      * One block of tempeh chopped into small pieces
      * Mayo
      * One jar of corn and chile tomato-less salsa from Trader Joe's
      * One yellow onion chopped
      * Salt and pepper

      You kind of just mix it all together and try to get equal ingredients of everything and salt/pepper to taste.

      February 2, 2014

  • Debra

    Thanks so much, everyone, for coming out in the snow to partake in one of Vegan Chicago's favorite events! I've started a message board thread for recipe requests and recipes.

    5 · February 2, 2014

  • Sylvia P.

    Great event and location. The food was fantastic. Thank you, Debra!

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is one of my faves. the spread was ridiculous and bowling is always fun

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mini chickpea salad sandwiches, spinach-artichoke dip, and chocolate chip cookies.

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Mary! My wife makes this recipe all the time, and it's soo good! I uploaded the recipe into the photo album. It's 3 total photos (the recipe was an entire page, front and back)

      February 2, 2014

    • Mary

      I got it - thank you so much!! This is definitely a "keeper"!

      February 2, 2014

  • Fran

    I'm bringin' Muddy Buddies!

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Fran

      Alas and alack! The roads are getting hazardous where I live, so it's not safe enough for me to drive. I'm staying home:-( :-(

      February 1, 2014

    • LizOmen

      I was wondering what happened to those. :(

      February 2, 2014

  • Emilee P.

    I'm bringing Rawviolis.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Emilee P.

      Thanks!! I'm so happy everyone liked them :)

      February 1, 2014

    • Emilee P.

      I put the recipe in the photo album

      1 · February 1, 2014

  • Deb R

    This is why I love Debra's Meetups! Fantastic organization, great location, fun activity, and awesome people!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • James

    Always a great event! I look forward to it every year.

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Michael M.

    Nice people. Fun Event

    February 1, 2014

  • Karl H.

    Great meetup. Lots of excellent food and friendly people.

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Heather

    Ugh! Our alley has not been plowed, and it is impassible. If I can dig myself out, I hope to make it. I was really looking forward to meeting the group and trying all of the different foods. On the plus side, if I am snowed in, i have a whole vat of vegan chili to comfort me...

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Lori

      So that's where all the chili was!!

      February 1, 2014

  • Jenny M.

    We had a great time!

    February 1, 2014

  • Daniela

    if not bringing a dish, can we pay a fee and participate?

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Debra

      Daniela, I just sent you an email.

      February 1, 2014

    • Daniela

      Thanks Adam, I had a busy morning :) Thanks for the email Debra.

      February 1, 2014

  • Deb R

    Steamed kale with garlic. So excited to meetup and eat/try your offerings!

    February 1, 2014

  • Karl H.

    Bringing chickpea and tomato salad.

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing polenta and ranchero sauce

    February 1, 2014

  • Mary

    Hi - I just joined the group and would love to attend today! Looks like online reservations closed last night - could I come and pay at the door?

    February 1, 2014

    • Debra

      Welcome to Vegan Chicago, Mary! I just replied to your email.

      February 1, 2014

  • Gary F.

    I'm bringing Southwestern Three Bean & Barley Soup.

    February 1, 2014

  • Kimberly C

    How about parking? Do they have their own or how is that working?

    January 31, 2014

    • Debra

      Kimberly, there is typically parking available on Irving Park Road near Timber Lanes.

      January 31, 2014

  • Adam H.

    I am bringing corn chips and dip.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Kimberly C

    Will there be heaters of some sort for hot food or we just eat it lukewarm? I don't care, but no sure how others feel about that??? I will bring tater tot casserole fresh from the oven! It's sooo yummy! ;)

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Debra

      Kimberly, most of the food will likely be at room temperature. There are outlets for a couple of crock pots or hot plates, but it is up to each person to bring whatever is needed for their dish.

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • Kimberly C

      Got it! Room temp is good ;) thanks

      January 31, 2014

  • Michael M.

    I'm bringing stewed apples and raisins.

    2 · January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing gluten free peanut butter and jelly cookies

    2 · January 31, 2014

  • John W.

    I'll bring a Red bean in Coconut soup

    2 · January 31, 2014

  • Victoria

    Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

    2 · January 30, 2014

  • Mikey

    I'm thinking cookie pie!

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Debra

    I'll bring macaroni salad and Macadamia Blondies with Caramel-Maple Topping from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Vegan With A Vengeance.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Heather

    The world's best vegan chili!

    2 · January 28, 2014

  • Julie M.

    I'll bring a colorful salad with dark greens, purple cabbage, bell peppers, herbs and a peppery tahini dressing.

    3 · January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tempeh salad.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Jessica V.

    I will bring tofu buffalo bites

    2 · January 27, 2014

  • Lori

    Can I post my food here? I could bring homemade vegan pumpkin pie.

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Fran

      OH YES PLEASE DO :-)

      January 26, 2014

    • LizOmen

      I will be bringing taco salad and hazelnut lace cookies.

      2 · January 27, 2014

  • Mauricio

    I missed out last year, definitely not missing out again!

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to miss this!

    January 13, 2014

  • Kimberly C

    yay! excited for this! :)

    January 10, 2014

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