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Think Pink: Five Places to Eat and Drink to Support Breast Cancer Research

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while turning the White House pink may be absolutely adorable, all that pink is designed to make women take off those rose-colored glasses and face a cold dose of the truth. One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that early detection is the key to a good prognosis, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

So if you're a woman, grab the phone and schedule a visit to the doctor and get those tatas checked out! Then, support the cause by eating and drinking at one of these fine establishments.

See also: Autumn-Inspired Cocktail Recipes, Courtesy of Living Room at W Fort Lauderdale

P.F. Chang's Hot Pink Horses

Those giant horses guarding the entryway to P.F. Chang's at the Gardens Mall are blushing! That's right, the iconic guardians have turned pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Take a selfie with the pink ponies and share on social media with hashtag #PaintPFChangsPink and the restaurant chain will donate $1 for each picture to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Stop in and grab a sushi roll (or two) and the restaurant will donate another $1. The offer stands at all P.F. Chang's location, and that's one sure bet on the horses!

Rocco's Tacos & Tatas

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar is bringing back "Tacos & Tatas Tuesdays" for the entire month of October. All five Rocco's Tacos locations will donate a percentage of their Taco Tuesday sales to breast cancer research via Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In hopes of generating additional contributions, anytime Rocco is on the bar in his custom-made breast cancer awareness pink patent leather shoes, he'll pour complimentary tequila as a thank you. Any supporter that donates $25 or more will also receive a bottle of tequila to take home. On Tacos & Tatas Tuesdays, for $14.99 per person, guests can indulge in all-you-can-eat tacos including Rocco's signature chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp or mahi tacos, each outfitted with all the fixings. The special is available every Tuesday from open to close and drinks specials start at 7 pm including $5 tequila drinks & shots, $15 margarita pitchers, $3 Mexican beers and $6 Tito's vodka drinks.

Taste of Delray Marketplace

The popular dining and entertainment complex is hosting its second annual "Taste of Delray Marketplace" on Thursday, October 9 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. For a $20 ticket (in advance; $25 at the door), enjoy appetizer and cocktail samplings at participating restaurants, including Bella Amici Pizzeria; Burt & Max's Grille; Cabo Flats; Japango; Red Brick Grille; Shula Burger; and Terra Fiamma. Participants will also receive an exclusive $15 shopping voucher for use at participating retail and specialty stores. Plus, "Delray Diva" Jen Stone will be on-site to host gift card and pink awareness band giveaways. A portion of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen South Florida. Purchase tickets at

Living Room at W Fort Lauderdale's Blush Cocktail

Order Living Room's Blush cocktail, a blend of Bacardi rum, Dolin Blanc vermouth, lime juice, honey, muddled strawberry and get refreshed while helping the cause. Living Room will donate a portion of cocktail sales to the Broward Health Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of its community by providing support for Broward Health's local programs and initiatives.

Taste of CityPlace

On Thursday October 23 from 5:30 - 9 p.m., enjoy live entertainment and food and cocktail tastings from over 20 restaurants. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 the day of the event and can be purchased at A portion of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen South Florida.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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