CLOSE

Breweries from across the country are making Black is Beautiful brews, the proceeds of which will go to charities that support racial justice.

NorthJersey.com

This month, buying a taco can help raise funds for breast cancer research. A pint of beer can support children fighting cancer. A six-pack can help bring about racial equality.

Plenty of restaurants and bars are working with charities this October to raise money for good causes. All you have to do to donate is eat, drink and be merry. We might add that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means you can expect plenty of pink drinks and desserts aimed and spreading awareness and raising money to end breast cancer.

Here’s where you can eat and drink well while supporting a good cause.

Bolero Snort, Carlstadt

Raising money for: Childhood cancer research

On your visit to Bolero Snort Brewery’s outdoor beer garden, be sure to grab a pint of Rising Hope IPA. All of the proceeds from this beer will go to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to fight childhood cancer. Bolero Snort is participating in Brewing Funds the Cure, a nationwide initiative among breweries to help the NPCF raise money. A standard recipe for Rising Hope was developed by brewmasters from Cigar City Brewing and Brew Bus Brewing (both in Tampa, FL), which has been distributed across the country. Rising Hope IPA will also be available canned and sold at the brewery and select retailers. $13 for a 4-pack to go.

Go: 316 20th St., Carlstadt; 201-464-0639, bolerosnort.com.

Tito’s Burritos, Summit, Morristown, Ridgewood, South Orange, Boonton

Raising money for: Breast cancer research

Tito’s Burritos, Ridgewood (Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Dyrhaug)

During October, you can chow down on wings, quesadillas and nachos with a happy conscience. Every Monday throughout the month, 10% of profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation, which raises money for breast cancer research. What better reason to order a grilled flank steak quesadilla ($12.95); or the massive Miguelito, stuffed with fried chicken tenders, Tito’s barbecue and chipotle sauces and hand-cut French fries ($12.95); or sweet, tangy Aloha wings ($7.50 for six) or shredded chicken nachos ($11.95)?

Go: Tito’s Burritos & Wings has locations in Summit, Morristown, Ridgewood, South Orange and Boonton; titosburritos.com.

For subscribers: It’s getting chilly: Here are restaurants in NJ with heated outdoor dining areas

Montclair Brewery, Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. and Four City Brewing Co., Montclair, Clifton and Orange

Raising money for: Racial equality

Buy Photo

The Black is Beautiful stout from Montclair brewery on Friday July 31, 2020.  (Photo: Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com – USA TODAY NETWORK)

Head to Montclair Brewery, Ghost Hawk or Four City to try a Black is Beautiful brew. Black is Beautiful is a nationwide initiative that encouraged breweries put their own spin on a standard recipe, name the beer Black is Beautiful and donate all proceeds to an organization of their choice that fights for racial equality and an end to police brutality.

Montclair Brewery made two versions of the beer: one with baobab fruit, imported from West Africa, and another with coconut puree mixed in post-fermentation. A portion of the profits will go to Black Lives Matter and other organizations. $5.25 per can.

Ghost Hawk’s Black is Beautiful is an Imperial Stout with hints of dried cherries, coca and toast. The proceeds benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. $20 for a four-pack.

Four City’s take on the beer is a smooth, roasted stout. The money raised from its sale will go to Know Your Rights Camp. $6 for a medium pour. 

Go: 101 Walnut St., Montclair; 973-850-0541, montclairbrewery.com. 321 River Road, Clifton; 973-259-6037, ghosthawkbrewing.com. 55 S. Essex Ave., City of Orange; 973-630-1411, fourcitybrewing.com.

For subscribers: 9 dishes you need to eat right now in North Jersey (and one more that’s worth the trip)

Steve’s Burgers, Garfield

Raising money for: Breast cancer research

Steve’s Burgers has joined forces with the “Spindiplady,” Jasmine Fernandez, who owns Jasmine’s Spinach Artichoke Dip based in Hackensack, to create a special burger for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Spindiplady Burger features a beef patty stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and more spicy dip, on a brioche bun. Proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, and the burger will be available throughout October.

Go: 68 Passaic St., Garfield; 973-955-2882, facebook.com/pages/category/Burger-Restaurant/Steves-Burgers.

Choc-O-Pain, Hoboken and Jersey City

Raising money for: Jersey City cancer research

Want to help cancer patients in your own backyard? Choc-O-Pain, the European-style bakery that’s known for its tempting French pastries and hearty bread, is matching all donations made to Making Strides Jersey City, an organization for cancer research and patient care. Send your money to the Venmo account chocopain_charities, and Choc-O-Pain will match 10% of your donation, up to $10,000.

Go: 330 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, 201-420-7111; 530 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, 201-435-2462; 157 1st St., Hoboken, 201-710-5175; 1500 Hudson St., Hoboken, 201-683-3300, chocopainbakery.com.

Dining: With indoor dining still limited, NJ restaurateurs brace for outdoor seating in cold weather

Luna Restaurant & Bar, Jersey City

Raising money for: Breast cancer research

Luna Restaurant & Bar is reminding people this Breast Cancer Awareness Month to get screened for breast cancer. (Screenings have been down about 90% since COVID-19.) Luna’s Pink Ribbon margarita is made with tequila, Liquor 43 and fresh pureed strawberries (which give it a lovely light pink color) with a pink Himalayan salt rim. Buy one and 10% of the money will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Go: 279 Grove St., Jersey City; 201-333-0032, lunajc.com.

Millburn Standard, Millburn

Raising money for: Breast cancer research

The Save Second Base cocktail at Millburn Standard is made with Gin Lane 1751’s Victoria pink gin, Americano Cocci, grapefruit liqueur, dry vermouth, Peychaud and lemon bitters. Buy this pretty pink drink and $2 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Plus, Gin Lane 1751 is donating 50% of its bottle sales throughout October.

Go: 42 Main St., Millburn; 973-376-4444, millburnstandard.com.

More

Pink Restaurant Week, sponsored by the cancer research organization Making Strides Jersey City, will run from Oct. 19 to 26. Local restaurants will offer different pink-inspired drinks and dishes and make a donation to Making Strides for breast cancer research. Participation restaurants include Fire & Oak, Harry’s Daughter, Latham House, Gringo’s, Busy Bee Organics and more. You can help by dining at the participating restaurant. Go to secure.acsevents.org for more information.

The fourth annual Hoboken Pizza Fest will take place on Nov. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to Party With Purpose, a volunteer-run non-profit that helps produce events to raise money for children’s charities. This year’s Pizza Fest will be a “pizza crawl,” where ticket-holders will head to different pizza shops (including Tony Boloney’s, Napoli’s, Hot House, Pizza Republic and more) throughout Hoboken to sample some slices. A $25 ticket includes a half slice of pizza from every vendor and a bottle of water. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 on eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-hoboken-pizza-fest-tickets.

Rebecca King is a food writer for NorthJersey.com. For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @rebeccakingnj  Instagram: @northjerseyeats

Read or Share this story: https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/food/2020/10/14/nj-restaurants-breweries-donating-great-causes-october/5970871002/