This Sunday, November 13th, the Blossom Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will be filled with 18 of the fastest women in Los Angeles as the third leg of a ten city all-female, speed bartending competition comes to town. Speed Rack launched the bartending tour in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to find the fastest female bartender in America while raising money for breast cancer charities. The competition takes top female bartenders in key cocktail markets and lets them go head to head in timed challenges. “Using sponsors’ products* the participating bartenders are each required to make a round of cocktails, culled from a list of 50 accepted industry standard recipes, in front of a panel of judges. Judges will rate each drink based on prep time and accuracy.”
Following the LA competition Speed Rack will travel to other cocktail focused cities including Washington DC (Dec 4, 2011) and then on to San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and Chicago in 2012. Together the individual competitions have a goal of raising $75,000 before the ultimate Miss Speed Rack is crowned in May 2012 at the national finals in NYC.
The competition is from 3-7pm this Sunday (tomorrow!) at the Blossom Room in the Roosevelt Hotel right on Hollywood Blvd. Tickets to the event are $20, with a special admission and Speed Rack tee shirt (with bonus free koozie) package price of $35. They can be purchased online at speedrackla.eventbrite.com or at the door (cash only). Additional information can be found on the Speed Rack website www.speed-rack.com, on Facebook www.facebook/speedrackinfo and on twitter @speed-rack. To compete please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at speedrackla.eventbrite.com.
Los Angeles bartenders to compete:
Anne Marie Ceralvo Spare Room
Danielle Crouch Caña Rum Bar
Christie D’Abrosca Next Door Lounge
Kiowa Bryan Eveleigh
Jaclyn Goodyear Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey
Jennifer Lane Black Market Liquor Bar
Jen Len Drago Centro
Tammy Machicado Night & Day Prod Orange County
Meghan Malloy La Descarga
Jaymee Mandeville Drago Centro
Mia Mastroianni Soho House
Lacey Murillo Bar 1886, Black Market
Lindsay Nader Harvard & Stone
Gracy Ramirez Dog Haus, Pasadena
Mia Sarazen Harvard & Stone, Black Market
Naomi Schimek Spare Room
Devon Tarby The Varnish
Kylee van Dillen Westside Tavern
So get out there and show your support for these ladies! It’s for a good cause and if you frequent any of the contenstants’ bars, your presence can only help your chances at getting better service! Good luck ladies! Cheers!