Chicago, 2013 Mar 24
On Sunday, March 24, 2013, Speed Rack returned to Chicago for the last stop on the 2012-2013 tour! Ladies from Chicago and surrounding states came to compete including many of last year's competitors. Over 400 guests were treated to sponsors’ punches and cocktails, as well as beer and nonalcoholic offerings and food from Revoluccion Steakhouse. Host Chris Patino returned to entertain the crowd, and lead the first ever Speed Rack Harlem Shake. DJ Dan DeOliveira kept the crowd and the competition moving at a rapid speed. The judging panel included Chicago's finest palates, Chef Heather Terhune from Sable Bar and Kitchen, Lynn House, head mixologist at Blackbird, and local fellas Peter Vestinos, and Paul Mcgee.
Competitors were supported by an A list group of barbacks from Chicago's top bars including Mike Ryan, Josh Pearson, Freddie Sarkis, Sergio Serna, and Todd Appel.
The competition was close and the judging was intense. Liz Pearce, one of the 3 ladies to make it to the top 10 from the Drawing Room prevailed with a difference of 3 seconds.Chicago raised over $7,000 for breast cancer research, education and prevention!