Houston Restaurants Honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and several Houston restaurants are rolling out the pink for monthlong specials and promotions, as well as a few fundraising events.

Show your support for breast cancer awareness by visiting these restaurants and events in October.

Prego 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420

For the entire month of October, Prego will serve its chocolate cake decorated with a pink ribbon. Each slice of cake costs $9, and Prego will give 20 percent of the proceeds to the Houston-based cancer research charity the Stehlin Foundation.

Rudy's Bar-B-Q All Houston Locations

Rudy's Bar-B-Q has changed the color of its plastic cups to pink for the month of October to raise money for the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit organization that focuses on women under 40 who have been affected by breast cancer. When you purchase a pink cup at any Rudy's Bar-B-Q location, you can make a dollar donation to the nonprofit and receive a free drink the next time you visit Rudy's. Other easy ways to help Rudy's raise money for the Young Survival Coalition are to "like" the Rudy's Bar-B-Q Facebook page, follow the Twitter account or follow through Follow2Support on Instagram. For every new social media "like" or follow, Rudy's Bar-B-Q will add a dollar to the total amount it raises.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company 5301 Nolda Street, 713-750-9795

On October 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company will release a special batch of its Summer Ale, a pink hibiscus specialty beer, during the Pink'D for Breast Cancer Awareness event at the brewery. Flip n' Patties will be on site to serve Filipino street food and burgers with steamed buns. Tickets cost $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door, and give you entry into the event to (responsibly) drink all the pink beer you can, as well as your own mason jar pint glass. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit The Rose, a local breast cancer nonprofit.

Smashburger All Houston Locations

All Smashburger locations in Houston (14 to be exact) will offer the Raspberry Sorbet Shake to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The shake is available through October 31 and features Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream with Häagen-Dazs Raspberry Sorbet. The pink shakes served with a pink straw cost $4.49, of which 40 cents will be donated to the foundation. You can also make an extra donation online at www.komen.org/smashburger. Smashburger CEO and Chairman Dave Prokupek says, "Smashburger has committed to donating a minimum of $25,000 to Komen this fall."

Four Seasons Hotel 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300

The Four Seasons Hotel Houston will offer a Drink Pink martini made with watermelon, local basil and DASH vodka. The pink martini is offered at both Vinoteca inside Quattro and the Lobby Lounge on the main floor of the hotel. Each drink costs $12 and proceeds from Drink Pink sales will go to Houston's Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research.

Trevisio Restaurant 6550 Bertner St., 713-749-0400

Trevisio Restaurant is whipping up something sweet for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The restaurant will serve pink macarons each day; order a baker's dozen and the restaurant will wrap the box with a pink ribbon for $14.

Kata Robata 3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858

Kata Robata is offering a drink and sushi pairing for the month of October: a glass of Planeta Rosé and piece of Blue Fin toro sushi. This Premium Pink Duet costs $19.

Kenny & Ziggy's 2327 Post Oak Blvd., 713-871-8883

Kenny & Ziggy's has transformed the classic black and white cookie into pink and white. Each pink and white cookie costs $3.95 and will be available throughout the entire month.

Three Brothers Bakery 4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., 713-666-2253

For the entire month of October, Three Brothers Bakery will offer a variety of pink-themed desserts.These include pink-ribbon gingerbread cookies, pink gingerbread men, pink-themed petit fours, pink-themed cupcakes and a four-inch white ribbon cake with a pink scroll and pink filling topped with a pink ribbon. A portion of the sales for each item will be given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Janice Jucker, co-owner of Three Brothers Bakery, is a seven-year breast cancer survivor and wants Houstonians to support breast cancer awareness by purchasing these treats; you can also join the Three Brothers Bakery team during the Race for the Cure this weekend. If you raise at least $500, you and a friend will be invited to the store for a decorating class.

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