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Dine Out to Support Breast Cancer Research

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 20, 2011 3:20PM

2011_10_20PinkCupcake.jpg October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Chicago's restaurants have gotten into the act with special dishes, cocktails and many generous donations. Here are a few of our favorite opportunities to help restaurants give back.

- Sola will be serving up a "Pretty in Pink" cocktail that combines prosecco, sparkling pinot noir rose and St. Germaine. The cocktail is $12, and $1 goes to the Lynn Sage Foundation.

- Cupcake lovers - Magnolia Bakery has created a "Pink Ribbon" cupcake for October (pictured). For each one, they'll donate 50 cents to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

- Custom House Tavern is going to donate $4 for each awesome "Custom House Tavern Burger" that they sell in the month of October. They've also debuted the "Morticia" cocktail, a pink mix of hibiscus, rosewater and cava - $4 from each cocktail goes to the Lynn Sage Foundation.

- At Bombay Spice, a whole range of pink drinks (at a whole range of prices) will help to support the cause. Order a Pink Mojito ($11), Jeio Rose Cuvee Prosecco ($9) or Pink Lassi ($5), among others, and Bombay Spice will donate a portion of the price to the American Cancer Society.

- Ra Sushi has created a special sushi roll and wine combo, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Sip on a glass of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay and munch on a Pink Roll, with shrimp, crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber served with a pink ribbon of strawberry sauce ($15).

- Park Grill is serving up a special drink and a special dessert (both pink, of course) and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Lynn Sage Foundation. We're most excited about the Raspberry Napoleon, a combination of raspberry mousse and white chocolate crème anglaise for $8 - stop in after work and indulge.