There’s always a good reason to indulge in New York — last September, proceeds from sweets around the city went to fund Meals on Wheels, and this October, diners are encouraged to eat out for Breast Cancer awareness. For the rest of the month, participating restaurants will donate a portion of profits from selected cocktails and dishes, to various charities involved in fighting breast cancer, so here’s where to gorge for a great cause — from American Cut in Tribeca to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster in Brooklyn!
American Cut: Marc Forgione’s popular Tribeca steakhouse will donate 10% of proceeds from his Garden Daiquiri — made with bell pepper, caraway, lemon, arugula, Brugal Especial Blanco and Maldon sea salt — to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. If that’s not enough of a pull, the juicy, beautifully charred steaks are well worth the trip to Tribeca.
363 Greenwich St., (212) 226-4736
Delicatessen: End your eclectic comfort food feast of Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Mayan Chipotle Mac and Cheese and Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings at this hopping Soho spot with the “I Pink I Can” Ice Cream Sandwich, featuring almond French macaroons, raspberry ice cream, white chocolate sorbet, dehydrated strawberries and strawberry Poprocks, since 50% of proceeds will go to the Livestrong Fertility Department.
54 Prince St., (212) 226-0211
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster: While you’ll want to return for the fab Fish Tacos, awesome Lobster Rolls and Fried Full Belly Clams, order a serving (or two) of Arctic Char Crudo — fresh market fish thinly sliced and served raw and dressed with extra virgin olive oil, citrus, Maldon sea salt and microgreens — this month, in order to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
114 Nassau Ave., (718) 349-0400
Lugo: Conveniently located at Madison Square Garden, this Italian eatery is donating 10% of proceeds from Roast Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto cotto with beet crema and gorgonzola to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as profits from their Raspberry and Aperol Floats. Sounds like a great way to cap off a sporting event or concert.
One Penn Plaza., (212) 760-2700
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer: Recently opened in Soho, this sleek and modern burger spot from chef Joe Isidori, of Chalk Point Kitchen, will donate 10% of proceeds from their Black Tap Pink Shake, made with vanilla ice cream, milk, strawberry syrup and whipped cream, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
529 Broome St., (917) 639-3089
Scarpetta: Scarpetta will donate 10% of the proceeds of their Beet Salad, made with shaved seasonal vegetables, market greens, ricotta crema and beet vinaigrette, to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And if you find yourself out in Montauk, pay a visit to Scarpetta Beach as well, for a Spicy Raspberry Collins spiked with jalapeno and ginger beer.
355 W 14th St., (212) 691-0555