October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness for breast cancer, the leading cancer affecting women in the United States. Although breast cancer is so common, many factors surrounding the disease are not, and this month is the perfect time to educate and inspire the public to take action. This month, restaurants and businesses all over South Florida are participating in the campaign in solidarity. Here are the many different ways that you can show your support in your community throughout the month.
1010 Brickell Ave Suite 200 / Website
DC PIE co. is thinking pink this month as they will offer a specialty Breast Cancer Awareness cocktail with proceeds benefiting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The name of the cocktail is Courage, in homage to the countless brave souls battling the disease. Made with 818 Tequila, lemon juice, and strawberry puree, the drink will be available at DC PIE co. and DOM’S, the restaurant’s sister bar. On Saturday, October 1, 818 Tequila will be on site from five p.m. to seven p.m. to support the cause and will be gifting 818 swag to those purchasing the specialty cocktail.
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Salty Donut’s six locations will offer a special donut from October 3 through October 23, benefitting The Breasties. The Breasties is the first all-inclusive nonprofit organization with a mission to create a community for survivors, previvors, thrivers, and carevivors, impacted by breast and gynecologic cancers. Priced at $4.85, the Strawberries and Cream Breast Cancer Awareness Special is a 24-hour brioche that is crusted in white chocolate with strawberry cookie crumble and topped with strawberry cream cheese glaze and white chocolate drizzle. A portion of the proceeds from all of The Salty’s stores will be donated to The Breasties in support of their will to empower through connection, free events, and trusted resources and to fund research for metastatic breast cancer.
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During October, Pubbelly Sushi will partner with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Pubbelly’s iconic “Butter Krab Roll” looks new this month as it will be rolled in pink rice paper. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sylvester’s wig program, which provides quality wigs to cancer patients in need.
127 NW 23rd St. / Website
Located in the heart of Miami’s artistic Wynwood neighborhood lies Mayami, an upscale venue where people dine and dance under one roof, creating the perfect night out. Mayami is the ideal place to go with your possy throughout October, as each dollar per cocktail purchased will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. This promotion allows you to stick to your tried and true and support the cause simultaneously.
955 Alton Road / Website
This month, take a trip to Alton Food Hall’s Airmail to order their special cocktail, The Flamingo Park Swizzle–featuring elderflower, grapefruit, pomegranate, and lemon. Airmail and Alton Food Hall will donate two dollars for each cocktail sale to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The foundation focuses on patient navigation and advocacy, helping patients understand the American medical system.
1300 Brickell Bay Drive / Website
Brickell’s LPM Miami will honor Breast Cancer Awareness month with a specialty cocktail and dessert offering. A twist on the Clover Club, the LPM Club, is defined by gin, fresh basil, raspberry, and elderflower, creating an idyllic combination of fruity and sour. The Pink October Dessert includes a vanilla mousse with raspberry compote and an almond biscuit. Proceeds will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation at the finish of the month.
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Sugar Factory locations nationally will be introducing the Think Pink Insane Milkshake in October. A delicious blend of strawberry ice cream and vanilla soft serve, the shale is served in a light pink ganache-dipped mug decorated with pink sprinkles and laced with a Hubba Bubba ribbon. This sweet treat is topped with whipped cream, pink pearls, a candy necklace, and a whirly pop! This over-the-top milkshake will be available from October 3 through October 31 and sell for $21. A portion of sales from each shake will be donated to breast cancer research.
9420 NW 41st St. / Website
Doral’s Shoma Bazaar will be donating proceeds from their special Breast Cancer Awareness Month cocktails to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation at the close of October. The two cocktails are the Pink Pom Martini ($16) – featuring Asian Rose Gin with a hint of pomegranate garnished with pomegranate seeds and a sugar rim – and the Lady in Pink ($12) – with coconut-infused vodka garnished with a lime wheel, oregano, and an edible orchid. The process will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
485 Brickell Ave / Website
For October, W Miami’s ADDiKT Modern Kitchen will be offering Pink Pancakes ($19) for breakfast, the Lady in Pink ($21) for lunch and dinner, and the Pink Mojito ($9) for any-time sipping at the bar. A portion of the proceeds from all these items will be donated to breast cancer research.
701 S Miami Ave, Unit 412A / Website
Brickell City Centre’s EST. 33 Thair Craft Brewery & Kitchen will offer a limited edition cocktail named the Teerak – “darling” in Thai – for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cocktail is described as a drink that portrays Miami’s Caribbean heritage by combining white rum with the tropical flavors of guava and watermelon, resulting in a zesty, fruity, and refreshing libation. A portion of proceeds from drink sales will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
1801 Collins Ave / Website
Head to South Beach to enjoy a breezy beach-front meal at 2 Korean Girls in Shelborne South Beach’s Oasis Garden. Decorated in pretty pink umbrellas and pink picnic tables, guests are immersed in an Instagrammable experience from start to finish. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, diners are invited to enjoy 2 Korean Girls’ signature drink. The Last Imoogi is made with a bright pink dragon fruit-Infused cocktail served with a swirl of rose gold shimmer, Domain de Canton, Citrus, Orange Bitters and beautifully garnished with an edible flower. All proceeds will go towards the Miami Dolphins Challenge Cancer, dedicated to raising funds for life-saving cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
500 Brickell Key Drive / Website
La Mar by Gaston Acurio will offer a special themed—and remarkably delicious— dish during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Causa for a Cause ($27) is a terrine of potato puree plated in the shape of a ribbon, tinted pink by the addition of beets, and includes crabmeat, sunchokes, salmon, avocado, smoked trout roe, and creamy huancaina sauce, a specialty of award-winning executive chef Diego Oka. In October, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
1080 Alton Road / Website
Tanuki will feature a limited-time-only cocktail, Ume Blossom, for October, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The special pink-hued cocktail is made with Ten High Whiskey, Plum Liqueur, Yuzu, Infused Hibiscus, and a Hibiscus/salt rim.
100 Chopin Plaza / Website
The iconic hotel of downtown Miami, InterContinental Miami, is going pink this month in support of breast cancer. On Monday, October 3, at six p.m., the hotel will commemorate Breast Cancer awareness in a big way with a pink illumination ceremony in the lobby to light the hotel interior pink for October. The ceremony is open to the public to attend and will feature complimentary cocktails and bites, special guest Neki Mohan, and members from Miami Cancer Institute. Visitors can also dine at Toro Toro, the steakhouse located on the lobby level of the property. Toro Toro will feature the Pink La Bomba, a pink chocolate half sphere filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles, and vanilla and berry sauce ($32). 15% of all proceeds from sales of the Pink La Bomba will be donated to BRCAStrong, a nonprofit that aims to support and alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, La Boulangerie Boul’Mich — the French-Latin American artisanal deli, bakery and cafe — partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and will donate 10% of all croissant sales to the charity. With six locations throughout Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, La Boulangerie Boul’Mich has served South Florida for over 20 years. The menu offers guests an array of fresh offerings, from delicious, unique empanadas to decadent pasta and brunch classics.
For October’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, E11even Vodka has released a special edition bottle that switches out the bottle’s teal neck for a pink color. E11evn Vodka is a woman-owned and operated Miami-based company and will donate eleven percent of all pink bottle sales to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation at the close of the month. The 1-liter bottle of the ultra-premium spirit has a suggested retail price of $29.99, and the 750 ml bottle sells for $19.99. It is available for purchase / nationwide shipping via the website 11vodka.com, on ReserveBar, at retail stores & on menus at hundreds of establishments across Florida.
"P11nk for a Cause" At Red Rooster Overtown
50% of "P11nk for a Cause” cocktail sales during the month of October will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
- 2 oz of E11EVEN Vodka
- 2 oz of Watermelon Juice
- 1 oz of Lime Juice
- 0.75 oz of Agave
- Hell fire drops (spicy)
- Collins glass with a salt rim
Directions to make:
1. Combine all ingredients except hell fire drops in a cocktail shaker
2. Shake vigorously and strain into a salt rimmed glass filled with cubed ice
3. Add hell fire drops and garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel
Sister-owned Wildlilly will participate in Rapoport Restaurant Group’s ‘Drink to Give’ breast cancer awareness program throughout October. Founded by South Florida natives Shera and Maxie Kaan Lilly, Wildlilly will have their Wildlilly Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay Blend offered at Rapoport’s Group restaurants: Deck 84, Burt & Max’s, Max’s Grille, Pagoda Kitchen, Prezzo Boca, and Prezzo PBG. Five dollars from every bottle and one dollar from every glass of the unique fruity yet crisp blend sold will be donated to support breast cancer awareness.
Peace Love World honors Breast Cancer Awareness month with a printed, all-cotton crew-neck sweatshirt with a favorite, unisex fit. The Hope Crew Neck Sweatshirt features a pigment-washed perfectly pink dye, ribbing at the neck, cuffs, waistband, and split stitch double-needle sewing on all seams. On the front of the comfortable clothing item is a large hope graphic in different shades of pink. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
140 NE 39th St. / Website
The Miami Design District will host a series of events supporting breast cancer awareness throughout October. The event will kick off on Saturday, October 1, with a Pink Dome Lighting and Dance Ceremony and the seventh annual Fashion Strikes Cancer month-long event series. Created by fashion visionary and breast cancer survivor Angeles Almuna, Fashion Strikes Cancer commemorates her journey while supporting others through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year’s ticketed events will honor Actress and Improv Comedy Maven, Aniela McGuinness. Other events include a Pink Yoga Class on Thursday, October 20, and a Charity Rapha Bike Ride and Run/Walk on Sunday, October 23. If you would like to learn more, please ckick here.
Photography by: Courtest tanda_V/Getty, Mayami Wynwood, Alton Food Hall, LPM Restaurant & Bar, Sugar Factory, Peace Love World, Shoma Bazaar, W Miami, Wildlilly, Mixoloworld, Miami Design District, E11EVEN Vodka, 2 Korean Girls, InterContinental Miami & Toro Toro, La Mar by Gastón Acurio, Tanuki