October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time to spread awareness and honor those who have been affected by cancer. If you’re looking to give back while you’re out and about, check out these local South Florida favorites. From baked goods to artisanal wine and cocktails, the hospitality industry is doing its part to spread awareness. Here are seven South Florida restaurants donating to various charities in honor of this month.
ATIAN Rose Gin & Dolphins Challenge Cancer
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, ATIAN Rose Gin will partner with Dolphins Challenge Cancer. Throughout October, people can support the cause at various South Florida’s favorite bars and restaurants, with each brand donating $1 for every cocktail sold. ATIAN will also donate $3 for each bottle purchased online, with shipping available to 40 states. All funds raised will go toward the Dolphins Challenge Cancer, with 100% supporting cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. atianmovement.com
DC PIE co.
Throughout October, PIE co. will offer a specialty Breast Cancer Awareness cocktail, courage, in partnership with the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Named in honor of those battling the disease and crafted with 818 Tequila, lemon juice and strawberry puree, the specialty cocktail will be available at DC PIE co. and its sister bar DOM’s. 818 Tequila will also be gifting 818 swag to those purchasing the cocktail in support of the cause. 1010 Brickell Ave Suite 200, www.dcpiecobrickell.com
The Salty Donut
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The Salty Donut will be offering specialty donuts at all six locations in partnership with The Breasties throughout October. The Breasties is the first all-inclusive organization that creates a community for those individuals affected by breast and gynecologic cancers. Guests can indulge in the strawberries and cream special, which includes a 24-hour brioche bottom crusted in decadent white chocolate and strawberry cookie crumble, all topped with a strawberry cream cheese glaze and white chocolate drizzle. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Breasties to support their mission to empower individuals through connections and fund research for metastatic breast cancer. saltydonut.com
Toro Toro is thinking pink throughout October. Throughout the month, the Intercontinental will feature the Pink La Bomba, a pink chocolate half-sphere filled with a delectable cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles and vanilla berry sauce. The restaurant will donate 15% of all proceeds from this specialty item to BRCAStrong, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and alleviating the emotional and financial burdens of those affected by breast and ovarian cancers. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, torotoromiami.com
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Magic City’s favorite bakery will feature a rich cream cheese filling coated in crushed strawberry streusel this October. With locations in Wynwood, Coconut Grove and one on the way in Fort Lauderdale, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is thinking pink with their new specialty strawberry crunch cake. The sweet treat bakery will donate 20% of the item’s sales during October. 2545 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 3435 Main Hwy., Miami, firemandereks.com
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Drink pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Fort Lauderdale’s premier dining destination at Lona Cocina & Tequileria. Featuring a curated selection, the restaurant will donate 50% of its proceeds to Suan G. Komen for a Cure. 321 N Fort Laud. Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. lonarestaurant.com
La Boulangerie Boul’Mich
With six locations throughout South Florida, this French-Latin American artisanal deli and cafe will donate 10% of all croissant sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. La Boulangerie Boul-Mich will be offering a wide array of fresh offerings from tasty empanadas to decadent pasta and brunch classics. The bakery will be offering a selection of gourmet croissants in flavors such as Nutella, Plain, Apple, Chocolate, Almond and more, all for a good cause. laboulangerieusa.com
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