Throughout the remainder of this month, local grill Opal Divine’s is offering a couple of rosy-colored cocktails to patrons at all three locations to raise money for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas.
A portion of the proceeds from the Prickly Pear ‘Rita and the Divine Paloma, made with Austin-based Dulce Vida Tequila, will be donated to the nonprofit, which holds a special place in the heart of Opal Divine’s co-owner Michael Parker after his wife, Susan, overcame breast cancer with the support of the resource center.
"We’ve been fundraising for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas for years now," Parker said in a press release, noting that during his and his wife’s struggle with cancer, "the BCRC was the first light we saw shining out of the end of that tunnel. We can never express enough gratitude for that."
The experience was difficult for him, but he likes to keep Opal Divine’s "Drink Pink" month light and fun, according to the press release, by partnering with Dulce Vida to offer the paloma, a tequila and grapefruit drink, in 16 oz., 32 oz. and 54 oz. glasses. During October, these sizes are known at Opal Divine’s as B Cup, C Cup and DD Cup.
It’s a bit of "cheeky humor and joy," Parker said in the press release, "to help fight this deadly disease."
"Breast cancer is a heavy subject, but this is something people can feel good about. It’s fun," he said in the press release.
Another benefit for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas takes place on Halloween, when the Penn Field location of Opal Divine’s will play host to costumed Austinites participating in the restaurant’s annual Skaraoke, a karaoke contest. Opal’s will have prizes for the best song and costume combination, so plan ahead. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at 3601 S. Congress Ave.
For more information, visit www.opaldivines.com.