Suburban restaurants supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with fundraising specials
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and restaurants around the suburbs are offering specialty drinks or menu items to help raise money to fund research, awareness, education and support for cancer patients. Here's a sampling of what we found.
118 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9200, antico-posto.com/. For every glass of Primitivo Rosato, Masseria Borgo del Trulli, Puglia ($12) ordered during October, Antico Posto will donate $1 to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation. Reservations requested.
Bagels By The Book
870 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 367-7811, bagelsbythebook.com/. During October, the bagel cafe is offering a "pinktober" pink bagel, available plain for $1.75 or with cream cheese for $2.75, of which 10% will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/oak-brook/. Beatrix's Pink Lemon Angel Food Cake Muffin ($3.75) is part of The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation's Chicago's In Good Taste campaign during October, meaning that $1 from each muffin sold will be donated to the organization.
For every Boston Lager ordered at City Works or Old Town Pour House in October, $1 will be donated to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation.
- Courtesy of Bottleneck Management
City Works Eatery & Pour House and Old Town Pour House
City Works: 1850 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 584-2500; 365 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, (847) 941-0990; 929 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 984-3571; cityworksrestaurant.com/.
Old Town Pour House: 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020, and 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 601-1440, oldtownpourhouse.com/
Bottleneck Management, which owns City Works and Old Town Pour House, has joined with Boston Beer Co. in the "Hops for Hope" campaign, meaning that for every Angry Orchard Crisp and Boston Lager drink sold in October, the companies will donate $1 to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, which raises money for breast cancer research, education and support for patients.
The Hampton Social
705 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, (630) 219-0009, and 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (224) 633-5414, thehamptonsocial.com/. For each limited edition The Fighter cocktail sold in October, The Hampton Social will donate $1 to The American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The $16 cocktail is a blend of Sneaky Fox Vodka, blackberry pear thyme shrub, lemon and ginger beer. Reservations requested.
2860 Showplace Drive, Naperville, (630) 536-0022, houlihans.com/. Houlihan's is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every Pretty in Pink cocktail sold during October. The pink drink is a blend of Calirosa Blanco Tequila, Disaronno, lemon and strawberry that's finished with prosecco.
Morton's The Steakhouse
1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771; mortons.com/event/breast-cancer-awareness/. Morton's is supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation during October by donating $1 from each Pink Love cocktail sold to the organization. Reservations requested.
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
5572 Grand Ave., Gurnee, (847) 249-0800: 10 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, (847) 979-0600; and 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 984-2599; timothyotooles.com/. O'Toole's has created a specialty "Sip For The Cure" pink cocktail -- a blend of O'Toole's vodka, St. Germain, cranberry juice, honey simple syrup, Wycliff champagne and garnished with thyme -- that it's offering for $9 in October. 10% of the proceeds from the drink will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Truluck's will donate $20 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every bottle of J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard sold while dining in during October.
- Courtesy of Truluck's
9860 Berwyn Ave., Rosemont, (847) 233-9404, trulucks.com/. Throughout October, Truluck's is Pouring with Purpose, and in so doing supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Touching Lives program by donating $20 to NBCF for every bottle of J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard sold while dining in. Reservations requested.