Local eatery announces FIU’s Chaplin School as October charity partner

Widely considered one of the region’s foremost best restaurants and a premier watering hole, Beaker & Gray is sweetening their Happy Hour promotion. Co-owners Brian Nasajon and Ben Potts are upping the ante with Instant Karma; each month, the hip eatery will join forces with a local non-profit organization and donate a portion of their Happy Hour proceeds to benefit the cause.

The restaurant’s Instant Karma promotion occurs the fourth week of every month. From that Monday through Thursday, a percentage of Happy Hour sales will benefit a different local non-profit/charitable organization. Beaker & Gray’s charity partner for October is Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Its vision is to become the leading global resource for innovative talent and solutions for the hospitality and tourism industry, with competitive expertise in hospitality, real estate development, finance, and food and beverage science. The school’s diverse undergraduate population includes students from more than 60 countries, many of which are the first in their families to attend college. Since 2002, it has hosted, alongside Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which has raised more than $26 million to date.

Appropriately coinciding with the Festival’s tickets going on sale, this month’s edition of Instant Karma will run from Monday, October 23 through Thursday, October 26. From 4PM to 7PM, Happy Hour goers can enjoy bites such as the Grilled Cheese – smoked ham, Swiss cheese and pickles; Croquettes – Wagyu, Manchego cheese and jerk-aioli; savory Mochi – dill, coconut, togarashi; and a variety of cocktails, beers and wines to wash it all down. Patrons can follow Beaker & Gray on social media for details on future beneficiaries.

Local non-profit organizations interested in partnering with Beaker & Gray for Instant Karma should email:

For more information on the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, please visit:

Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, Noon to 4PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, and Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4PM-7PM & Monday through Thursday, 11PM to 2AM. Telephone: (305) 699-2637;

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