Four Restaurants That Dish for a Cause

Categories: Food Charity
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Ritz-Carlton South Beach
Here's a truly guilt-free dessert.
Restaurants have always been part of a community's charitable scene, usually by either hosting fundraisers or donating gift certificates to be used in charity auctions. But we've been seeing a new wave of philanthropy in restaurants that we hope to see much more of. Restaurants have been increasingly partnering with local charities and foundations by offering special menu items whose proceeds benefit the partner organizations.

Next time you're thinking about where to eat, try one of these dishes, served with a side of charity.

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Rtiz-Carlton South Beach
You Can't Beat the Heat Dessert at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach
When executive pastry chef Jason Morale decided to design a dessert based on the Miami Heat's championship season, he knew he had to incorporate flames to represent the team's name and its hotter-than-hot season. The result is a two-part treat consisting of a mango-flavored, basketball-shaped confection atop fudge cake and a flaming coconut crème brûlée served in a martini glass. The dessert is available at both the DiLido Beach Club and Bistro One L.R. through December 31. The special "Heat" sweet is $12, with all proceeds going toward two of Alonzo Mourning's Mourning Family Foundation's special children's programs.

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The Frieze
Chris Bosh Mystery Ice Cream at the Frieze Ice Cream Factory
What? Mystery ice cream? Absolutely! Even we don't know what this ice cream will be called or taste like. If you're dying to find out, head to the Frieze starting Sunday, August 26, for a first free taste of the Chris Bosh-inspired ice cream. After the launch and throughout the year, proceeds from the sale of this flavor will benefit Bosh's Team Tomorrow Inc. Cones and cups cost $3.44 to $7, and take-home pints are $8.98.

Location Info


4250 Salzedo St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mercadito Midtown - CLOSED

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The DiLido Beach Club

1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Bistro One LR

1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory

1626 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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