5 Reasons To Hit Up Tomorrow's Taste of the Nation LA Spare Room Bowling Party

Booze and board games by Caroline on Crack

Booze and board games.

As if you needed them! Five reasons to hit up tomorrow night’s Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation LA benefit bowling party in Hollywood.

1) For $50 you can bowl for an hour (sporting those oh-so luxurious Esquival shoe rentals), partake of cocktail punches (see below), dance to a dj, nosh on passed appetizers and hang out with lots of fun people.

2) It’s for a great cause, Share Our Strength which fights childhood starvation in America. Come on, it’s for the kids.

3) Even if you decide to do the general admission entry ($15) you get lots o’ adult punch, food and the other board games like Jenga and Scrabble for no additional cost (just leave your credit card with the hostess for board game insurance).

4) Cocktail punch #1, which is the punchbowl version of the popular LA cocktail, Medicina Latina.

Late Checkout
By Naomi Schimek, Spare Room
Serves 8 to 12

  • 5 oz lime juice
  • 5 oz organic sugarcane syrup
  • 15 oz house made ginger beer
  • 5 oz Cointreau
  • 15 oz Partida tequila silver
  • extract of ginseng, guarana and yohimbe, 5ml each (optional)

Dry shake first two ingredients together to emulsify, pour into punch bowl and add the rest. Stir well and add ice. Garnish with lime wheels.

5) Cocktail punch #2, the Spare Room favorite.

Take Fountain
By Naomi Schimek, Spare Room
Serves 8 to 12

  • 6 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz St. Germain Elderflower
  • 24 oz Jasmine Green tea
  • 9 oz Fino Sherry
  • 12 oz vodka

Dry shake first three ingredients together to emulsify, pour into punch bowl, and add the rest. Stir well and add ice. Garnish with essence of jasmine and orange, and flower shaped from peel of entire orange.

And bonus reason, because I’m hosting it and would love to see you guys there! RSVP with me at carolineoncrack [at] gmail.com, I’ll put you on the list and you can pay at the door.

EVENT: THURSDAY, MAY 26 from 6pm to 9pm

The Spare Room at Mezzanine of Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028 (map)

6 Responses to 5 Reasons To Hit Up Tomorrow's Taste of the Nation LA Spare Room Bowling Party
  1. yolanda
    May 26, 2011 | 10:58 am

    I wish could come play. I’m a bad ass bowler, but I must cover an event at the same time. Does it go later then 9

  2. Caroline on Crack
    May 26, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Unfortunately not. :(

  3. [...] Caroline on Crack  is hosting a benefit for Share Our Strength?s Taste of the Nation at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room. For $15, you can fill up on passed appetizers and cocktail punches while playing board games. If you want to bowl, it’s $50 and you still get the appetizers and punch. $25 gets you the food and drinks and you get to participate in the Connect 4 tournament. It looks like it’s going to be a great time with a great group of people for an excellent cause. More details courtesy of Caroline on Crack. [...]

  4. [...] it’s the last weekend before my European vacation! Woot! By the way, don’t forget: my Spare Room Taste of the Nation LA bowling party is tonight and I’m still collecting entries for my Bruery craft beer fest [...]

  5. yolanda
    May 26, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    oh man. I really wanted to come. freaking work

  6. [...] Room bartender Naomi Schimek kept the cocktail punch bowls flowing, which were a hit as everyone helped themselves to the Old One, Two punch and Late Checkout [...]

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