Local eatery’s monthly special supports various nonprofits

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Mimmo Alboumeh, chef-owner of Red Pepper Taquería restaurants, moved to Atlanta 22 years ago, he packed his flair and love for cooking in his suitcase. “I was raised between Lebanon and Spain, and knew that I wanted to open restaurants incorporating the flavors of both,” says Alboumeh. “I also wanted to share my good fortune with others.”

And share he does. Every month, the Red Pepper locations in Buckhead, Brookhaven and Decatur donate part of the sales from specified drinks or food items to area nonprofits. For example, on July 24, which is National Tequila Day, a portion of all tequila sales will be donated to the Frank Ski Kids Foundation. On August 25, a percentage of funds from the sale of the bottomless mimosas will benefit Ahimsa House.

Past beneficiaries include the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Second Helpings Atlanta, Eating Disorders Information Network Celebrity Dance Challenge, Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign, Emmy Awards- Southeast Chapter and scores of others. “I believe in every cause,” says Alboumeh. “I also believe that if you do well and mean well, God will send blessings your way.”