October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as part of the effort, New Orleans restaurants are participating in NOLA Goes Pink. For this annual campaign, chefs don pink coats and either add or designate a healthy menu item to feature for the month, pledging to contribute 10 percent of sales from that dish to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans, the local branch of the national breast cancer foundation. Look for the foundation's trademark pink ribbon on menus and staff uniforms.
NOLA Goes Pink was created by Char Thian, director of public relations for the local Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and she has recruited dozens of area restaurants, from the hotel's own M Bistro to Bayona to the Reginelli's Pizzeria chain. See the restaurant list and menus at www.komenneworleans.org.