Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Think Pink This Month at Atlanta Restaurants

Atlantans are wearing pink, walking miles and finding all kinds of ways to think pink for the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Atlanta restaurants are right in there with specials and events to raise awareness and funds for needed research and treatment.

Ray's Restaurants Corporate Executive Chef Tom McEachern has contributed more than 10 recipes to Johnnie Gabriel's newly released "Second Helpings"cookbook.  With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the cause being close to McEachern's heart, all three Ray's Restaurants will be selling cookbooks to benefit Northside Hospital Breast Care Program.  Each $25 cookbook purchase at Ray's on the River, Ray's in the City and Ray's at Killer Creek comes with a $15 Ray's Restaurants dining card and sends $5 to Northside Hospital Breast Care Program.  Johnnie Gabriel has been in the baking business since 1989, opening Gabriel's Desserts in Marietta with her husband in 1996. 

Buy the "ONEHOPE and Pink Roll" special at RA Sushi between October 15 and November 15, and RA will donate 100 percent of "ONEHOPE and Pink Roll" profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). The $15 special includes a glass of ONEHOPE 2009 California Chardonnay and RA Sushi's  signature Pink Roll featuring shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha along with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a pink strawberry sauce.  California ONEHOPEwinery donates half of its profits to breast cancer awareness and five other causes.  The NBCF's mission is to save lives through early cancer detection and to provide mammograms to those in need.  

It will be easy to pick out Spice Market's W Atlanta Midtown home during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The hotel and its three Atlanta sister hotels will be aglow in pink lighting for a month-long ThinksPINK campaign.  ThinksPINK offers throughout the month will benefit the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) of Atlanta as the organization works to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone.  Look for the pink lights when you come to the "Pups In Pink" patio event tonight at 7 p.m.  Nibble on exotic Spice Market fare and celebrate all things pink with guests from davefm, V103 and NBC's "Atlanta & Co."  You also can help by purchasing discounted ThinksPINK Cosmos in Whiskey Park & Living Room Bar throughout the month.  $1 from each special drink sold benefits YSC.

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