Restaurant bent on doing good could just donate food to local non-profits. But what's the fun in that? Various Dallas eateries have dreamed up more creative ways to help their community: Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings.
The restaurant: Café Lago The cause: Fighting breast cancer
Café Lago owner Gabriela Pataro, whose sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer last year, wore a pink shirt celebrating breast cancer patients during this past weekend's Race for the Cure. She's now posted that shirt (washed first, we hope) at her restaurant's counter as a way of reminding patrons that's she's still collecting checks for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
Café Lago 9219 Garland Road, Suite 1102
The restaurant: Sullivan's Steakhouse The cause: Fighting breast cancer
Throughout October, Sullivan's Steakhouse is offering three-course Palate in the Pink meals, including a choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $39.95. For each Palate in the Pink meal sold, Sullivan's will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $50,000.
Sullivan's Steakhouse 17795 North Dallas Parkway
The restaurant: Stephen Pyles The cause: Combating hunger
Stephan Pyles is participating in the Taste of NFL North Texas Dinner series on Oct. 21, offering a $125 prix-fixe dinner at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Stephan Pyles Restaurant 1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 200
The restaurant: Asian Mint The cause: Public education
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To celebrate six years of community and customer loyalty, Asian Mint is donating a portion of October's sales to donorchoose.org, directly benefiting classrooms in Dallas Independent School District's high poverty schools.
Asian Mint 11617 N. Central Expressway, Suite 135, Addison The restaurant: Tiff's Treats The cause: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Tiff's Treats is opening a new Addison location and celebrating by partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tiff's Treats aims to raise money for 7-year-old Wish Kid Sarah, who hopes to go to Disney World. On Oct. 23, Tiff's Treats will sell $3 boxes of cookies and donate the proceeds toward Sarah's wish.
Tiff's Treats 4908 Beltline Road, Addison