Miami Restaurants Go Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Katsuya's Pink Dynamite roll
Katsuya's Pink Dynamite roll Photo courtesy of SLS South Beach
Through October, many Miami bars and restaurants offer an assortment of eats and drinks in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — or #Pinktober if you want to hashtag it — which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

The annual nationwide effort to increase public knowledge of the disease and raise money for ongoing research was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, now a part of AstraZeneca, which produces several anti-breast cancer drugs.

Read on for a list of Miami spots raising awareness with the most original pink food and drinks, from cocktails to sweet treats with a purpose.
click to enlarge The patio at American Social - PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICAN SOCIAL BRICKELL
The patio at American Social
Photo courtesy of American Social Brickell

American Social

690 SW First Ct., Miami

Head to this Brickell sports bar any day this month and sip on special spirits and cocktails, such as the Pink Lady shots ($5) and rosé lemonade ($11). Or enjoy a discounted bottle of Moët & Chandon rosé for a purpose ($100) or the featured wine of the month, Fleurs de Prairie rosé ($38), which will be half-off on Wednesdays. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative.
click to enlarge Strawberry-passion smoothie at Carrot Express - PHOTO COURTESY OF CARROT EXPRESS
Strawberry-passion smoothie at Carrot Express
Photo courtesy of Carrot Express

Carrot Express

Several locations

At Carrot Express' seven locations, one dollar for every strawberry-passion smoothie sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation, a nonprofit specializing in raising awareness about breast cancer and funding research and clinical trials. The immune-boosting drink features double strawberries, fresh apple juice, banana, and honey ($7.95 for 16 ounces/ $10.95 for 24 ounces)
click to enlarge Coyo Taco's pollo al carbon tacos - PHOTO BY DEYSON RODRIGUEZ
Coyo Taco's pollo al carbon tacos
Photo by Deyson Rodriguez

Coyo Taco

Several locations

Chef Scott Linquist is wrapping his pollo al carbon tacos ($7.50) in a pink tortilla made with organic beet juice. Proceeds from the special taco's sales will be donated to Protect Our Breasts. Orders can be placed directly through the eatery's website.
click to enlarge Complimenti cocktail at Fi'lia - PHOTO COURTESY OF FI'LIA
Complimenti cocktail at Fi'lia
Photo courtesy of Fi'lia


1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Fi'lia's Brickell outpost is serving guests a new Complimenti cocktail, crafted with Belvedere Peach, Moscato, lemon, and Aperol ($15). From each cocktail sold, $1 will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
click to enlarge Pink birthday cake at Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop - PHOTO COURTESY OF FIREMAN DEREK’S BAKE SHOP
Pink birthday cake at Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Photo courtesy of Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

Fireman Derek's Bake Shop

Several locations

The bakery will be offering a special pink birthday cake with rosy buttercream frosting and extra sprinkles. Priced at $8.50 per slice and $68 for a whole cake, the cake is available at the Wynwood and Coconut Grove locations. If you snag one, a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Orders must be placed online thought the bakery's website.
click to enlarge Intercontinental Miami - PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERCONTINENTAL MIAMI
Intercontinental Miami
Photo courtesy of Intercontinental Miami

Intercontinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

For the entire month of October, the downtown hotel’s exterior digital canvas will display a 36-foot digital Pink Ribbon from sunset to sunrise to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
click to enlarge Susan's roll at Katsuya - PHOTO COURTESY OF SLS SOUTH BEACH
Susan's roll at Katsuya
Photo courtesy of SLS South Beach
Katsuya South Beach
1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

The South Beach eatery is offering two special sushi rolls this month. Featuring lobster, snow crab, and shrimp, Susan’s Roll is crafted with avocado, pickled beets, pickled daikon, mamenori wrap, and served with pink ponzu and miso agave sauce ($22). Complemented with a sweet beet aioli, the Pink Dynamite roll includes king crab, mamenori, kanikama, avocado, and a “dynamite” sauce ($26). A portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
click to enlarge Pink watermelon mojito at Monty's - PHOTO BY JORDAN BRAUN
Pink watermelon mojito at Monty's
Photo by Jordan Braun

Monty's Raw Bar

2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove

Monty's Raw Bar has partnered with local rum company Miami Club Rum to donate $1 for every pink watermelon mojito to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The special drink features freshly muddled watermelon and mint, lime juice, and soda ($13).
click to enlarge Nikki Beach's pink key lime pie - PHOTO COURTESY OF NIKKI BEACH
Nikki Beach's pink key lime pie
Photo courtesy of Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach

1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

During the entire month of October, Nikki Beach is donating fifty percent of proceeds from its signature pink key lime pie ($11) to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
click to enlarge Sugar Factory's Think Pink milkshake - PHOTO COURTESY OF SUGAR FACTORY
Sugar Factory's Think Pink milkshake
Photo courtesy of Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

The Ocean Drive sweet spot has launched a Think Pink insane milkshake, made with vanilla ice cream, white chocolate ganache, and buttercream frosting, topped with a pink whirly pop, pink crystal sprinkles. The special treat is served in a glass decorated with pink ganache, pink starbursts, and a perfect pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon ($19). For every milkshake sold, Sugar Factory will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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