Pink promotions show true colors

Column by Penny Parker


You can paint the town pink this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several pink promotions going on that will encourage you to buy pink, think pink, eat pink or drink pink.

Here are some local spots that are thinkin' pink:

Sage Restaurant Group's Denver-area eateries are having various deals to take a bite out of breast cancer. Throughout the month of October each restaurant will offer pink doughnuts where a portion of proceeds from each doughnut sold will benefit the Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

• Second Home Kitchen + Bar, 150 Clayton Lane: doughnut holes with pomegranate glaze.

• Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Blvd.: Pink Chocolate Beignets with White Chocolate Crème Anglaise. Kachina also features the Prickly Pixie with $1 from each drink sold this month going to Susan G. Komen for The Cure.

• The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis St.: Pink Velvet Icing Doughnuts.

Drink pink

Chef Richard Sandoval's restaurants, Zengo, La Sandia and Tamayo, are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation by donating $1 from the featured drink, Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca, which will be offered through Oct. 31 for $4. Made with fresh watermelon, this traditional Mexican non-alcoholic drink is refreshing and filled with antioxidants.

This beverage is one of Sandoval's favorites since it was a beverage that was served at his grandmother's dining room table. It's a drink that not only honors one of the most important women in his life but it also pays homage to his Mexican roots.

Bras for the cause

Infiniti of Denver (ironically located at 2990 S. Havana St. in Aurora) will donate $50 from every clear “bra” (the kind cars wear) purchased in October and November to Sense of Security. Visit

`Steaking' out breast cancer

Sullivan's Steakhouse at 1745 Wazee St. is giving a percentage of sales from its “The Sure Thing,” the new $39 prix fixe menu, to breast cancer research this month. Plus, you can choose an eight-ounce premium filet as one of your entrée choices.

Complete menu and reservations:

Smooth move

Tropical Smoothie Café comes to Colorado with the opening of its first store in the Denver Tech Center, 5332 DTC Blvd. #200, Greenwood Village.

Owners Michelle and Kriss Shriver opened their first store in 2010 and currently own three in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nev.

The first store celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky on Oct. 14. One lucky text entrant won 52 smoothies for the next year at the Denver Tech location.

The franchise was founded in 1997 in Destin, Fla. There are now more than 300 locations in operation.

The seen

Famed Chicago chef Graham Elliot, a featured celebrity chef at the Shamrock Food Show on Oct. 9, told the audience that he had dinner Oct. 8 at Beast + Bottle, followed by an evening of karaoke.

Elliot not only owns three eateries in Chicago, he has appeared in “Iron Chef” and twice competed in “Top Chef Masters.” He currently co-stars with Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich on the Fox series “MasterChef.”


Eavesdropping on a man: “You know you are in for a lot of work when our almost 21-month-old daughter is already eye-rolling me.”

Penny Parker's “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.


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