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Where to Dine on Father's Day in Seattle

Where to Dine on Father's Day in Seattle

Is your dad a beerhead? A foodie? A bourbon man? A soccer fan? Across Seattle, father's can choose their own adventure to celebrate their big day.

Bookstore Bar
As a father of two girls, Bookstore Bar’s chef Chris Lobkovich wants guests to have two choices for their Father’s Day festivities. If you’re a meat man, the $26 BBQ menu has slow-roasted Carlton Farms pork ribs with cole slaw and baked beans. Seafood-lovers will enjoy a bona fide Louisiana Crawfish Boil; $29 gets you a pound of live crawfish and all the fixins’ (corn on the cob, potatoes). Served all day from 8am-10pm. Downtown.

E Smith Mercantile
For special occasions, this Pioneer Square shop clears out their wonderful wares for intimate, chef dinners. For Father’s Day, Pioneer Square Pantry's Kylen McCarthy presents Otōsan ( Japanese for father) The multi-course meal will feature foraged mushrooms, lamb and peas, and local salmon. A specially-crafted cocktail flight or wine pairings by Scribe Winery in Sonoma will be offered for an additional charge. 6-10 pm $85. Reservations http://www.esmithmercantile.com/products/chef-dinner-vol-3 or 206.641.7251. Pioneer Square.

Serafina
Serenade Papà at Serafina. One of the only live music brunches in town, violinist Pasquale Santos will be playing this Sunday. At this idyllic Italian, devour braised lamb shoulder and eggs, roast fig flatbread, and brown-butter polenta. A kids’ menu has waffles and eggs. 2 courses: $22. 11am-1:30pm. Eastlake.

Chuck’s Hop Shop
Chuck’s Hop Shop is a must for beer-loving pops. Known as the land of a thousand beers, choose from the rotating taps or the coolers of bottled craft beers. Grab lunch/dinner from the food trucks; the Greenwood location will have Seattle Biscuit Company and How Pickle Got Out Of A Jam and Hallava Fallafel and Jemil’s Big Easy will be parked at the Central District locale, which has a brand new patio. Kids and dogs are welcome at both shops. 10am-11pm. Greenwood and Central District.

Stoneburner
Declared the day of Old Fashioned’s by Stoneburner’s bar manager, and devoted dad, Erik Carlson, they’ll be pouring $5 Old Fashioned’s all Father’s Day. No proof of paternity necessary; Dad’s are encouraged to bring their kids. Whether you make it for brunch or dinner, enjoy Chef Jason Stoneburner’s awesome, market-inspired fare. 10am-10pm.

Bluebird
At Bluebird, it’s pitchers for dad and pints for the kids. All 3 locations serve their tasty small-batch ice cream and beer, both made in house. Dads will dig the Elysian Stout and smoky-sweet Maple Hickory, while kids go gaga for Snickerdoodle and Peanut Butter. Boozy beer floats give Dad’s the best of both worlds.

Noon-10pm. Greenwood, Capitol Hill, and Fremont.

Café Presse
If Papa is a soccer fan, head to Café Presse for prime World Cup viewing. Dad deserves more than mediocre, sports bar food. At this Parisian-style café, savor French fare like steak frites, Croque Monsieurs, and lamb sausage. Games will be shown in the front room, starting at noon. 8am-2am. Capitol Hill.

Volunteer Park Café
Chef Erika Burke has created a wonderful, Sunday supper to celebrate Father’s Day. Start with a blue cheese Bibb salad, then pot roast with mash and asparagus, and a homemade cherry pie finish. Dinner begins at 6pm for $40/person. Wine, beer, and sodas are available at an additional cost. Reservations are required. Please call the cafe at 206.328.3155 or book online at www.alwaysfreshgoodness.com. Capitol Hill.

Duos Lounge
Enjoy a down-home BBQ at Duos Lounge. On the killer patio, sample ribs, fried chicken, and pulled pork with all the fixins’. Wash it down with great, hand-crafted cocktails and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. 11-4. West Seattle.

Agrodolce
Agrodolce is wooing foodie fathers with a special brunch menu. Choose from Southern Italian specialties like provolone gougères, steak n’ eggs, and Bloody Mary sorbetto. At just $14, bottomless mimosas will ensure it is the happiest of father’s days. 10am-2:30pm. Fremont.


Where to eat for Father’s Day in Bucks County

Bitter Bob’s (New Hope) always is serving up hot and fresh BBQ and comfort food, perfect for an outing with your pop. Bitter Bob’s is open on Sunday from 9 am – 8 pm. Try out menu items like “The Stanley,” or BBQ selections like St. Louis pork ribs or slow cooked beef brisket.

Black Bass Hotel (Lumberville) is offering Father’s Day brunch and dinner. Brunch is served from 10 am – 2:30 pm and dinner is served from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. There’s also a Father’s Day BBQ at the General Store in Lumberville, which is $19.95 per adult, and children under 12 are $9.95. It’s served from 3:30 – 7 pm and is BYOB. The BBQ is all you can eat and includes dessert. No reservations are needed!

Bowman’s Tavern (New Hope) is will be serving brunch specials from 11:30 – 3 pm, and dinner specials from 3 – 9 pm. Their full menu will also be available, so choose from items like black bass, watermelon salad, mussels, and wild boar baby back ribs.

Bucks County Brewery (Pipersville) wants to give your dad two of life’s greatest things: a beer and a burger. Bring your dad to Bucks County Brewery from 1 – 6 pm on Sunday, June 19 for a gourmet burger with a BCB crafted beer to wash it down.

Hamilton’s Grill Room (Lambertville) is celebrating Father’s Day with steak and seafood on Sunday, June 19. The summer menu of the season includes local foods, generous portions, and lunch is served all weekend from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Make reservations for Father’s Day here.

Logan Inn (New Hope) take your father to an early Father’s Day clambake. On Thursday, June 16, you can get seafood all day at the Logan Inn. It’s $30 per guest and includes whole lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and chicken wings. RSVP by calling 215.862.2300.

Organnons Natural Market (Wrightstown) is the perfect spot to pick up some goodies for the healthy, foodie dad in your life. They have fresh produce, weekly deals on natural food products, and other organic or natural items that would make a unique gift. The market is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 7 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.

Perkasie Fire Company (Perkasie) is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast for hungry dads! Breakfast is served from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 19. There will be waffles, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, cream dried beef, scrapple, home fries, assorted juice and more. Adult tickets are $7, children ages four through 12 are $3.50 and ages three and under are free.

Rising Sun Inn (Telford) is having a Father’s Day dinner buffet with a roast rib of beef carving station. Their a la carte dinner menu is also available on Father’s Day. Dinner seatings are from 4 – 7 pm. It is $26.95 per adult, and $12.95 for children 12 years and younger.

Sand Castle Winery (Erwinna) is having a mixed grill barbecue along the scenic Delaware River. Catering is provided by 2 Little Piggy’s Catering. The BBQ is 1 – 4 pm, and $35 per person. Menu items include pulled pork, roast BBQ, chicken and smoked ribs, and other BBQ items like salad, potato salad, and a glass of your favorite Sand Castle wine and souvenir glass.

Uno Neshaminy (Bensalem) is having a Luau themed father/daughter dance on June 16. There will be dancing and eating from 5 – 9 pm. Admission is $11.99 per child and reservations are required. Call 215.322.6003 for more information.

Washington House Restaurant (Sellersville) is having a brunch from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. It’s $23 for adults and $10 for children. The Washington House is also having a dinner from 4 – 8 pm. Dads get a free entrée for dinner. Only one free entrée for dad per table. Reservations are required so call 215.257.3000 for more information.


Sweet Father's Day brunch recipes

Peanut Butter French Toast by Robert Rosenthal, Short Order Dad

You can't go wrong with this classic breakfast food that's even better with peanut butter. Peanut butter gives this already rich morning staple a unique nutty kick.

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and pancakes for this special occasion? Give daddio both! Warm cinnamon and brown sugar get swirled into fluffy pancakes for the ultimate morning mashup.

If Dad's trying to eat a little healthier, that doesn't mean the family has to forgo something sweet. Instead, try Joy Bauer's sweet potato "toast." It can be topped with anything from bananas and peanut butter to fresh berries and some shaved dark chocolate.

If dad is really ready to indulge on Father's Day, then make French toast with melted, milky ice cream. It only takes 20 minutes total, and kids will have a great time making it (and stealing it off Dad's plate).

Dad does it all, so he should have it all — in one dish! Make Al Roker's waffles with bacon slices seared into the center, drizzled in maple syrup. With this glorious concoction, Father's Day will surely start off right.


Where to Eat on Father’s Day

Pollo Encamisado at America's & Churrascos. Plantain crusted chicken over spicy smoked black bean sauce, seared panela cheese, roasted tomato & crema nica.

Michael and David Cordúa's signature Tres Leches at America's & Churrascos.

Prime rib special at Killen's Barbecue. Photo courtesy Kimberly Park.

Chicken Paillard at TABLE on Post Oak. Leafy greens, croutons, poached egg, walnuts, chicken jus dressing.

House dry-aged steaks from Hubbell & Hudson Bistro

Filet Medallions & Eggs Benedict at Peli Peli. Center Cut Filet Medallions on Bed of Spinach Eggs Benedict served with choice of Huguenot, Peppercorn, Garlic Butter or Chakalaka Sauce.

BBQ Pork Ribs with MKT Potato Salad at MKT Bar in Phoenicia Specialty Foods.

Beignets with honey at Urban Eats Bistro + Bar + Market.

Beef Tongue Benedict at Hubbell & Hudson Bistro. Eggs Benedict, Braised Beef Tongue, Collard Greens, Two Poached Eggs, Bordelaise & Truffle Hollandaise.

Cioppino at Tony Mandola's. Dungeness crab, mussels, shrimp, fish, scallops, peppers, and potatoes in a rich broth.

16 oz. Hereford 1881 NY Strip Steak with spinach & mashed potatoes at Laurenzo's

Pork chops at Radio Milano. One of the protein options on their special Father's Day brunch menu.

Hong Kong style french toast at Max's Wine Dive. Crème brûlée battered French toast stuffed with bananas and Nutella in a buttermilk batter, fried and topped with a honey-blueberry marmalade.

Rack of Lamb with mixed berry chutney at Kirans. Photo courtesy Deb Small.

Ouefs Bénedicté à la Poitrine de Porc at Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is out of this world.

Macallan Scotch Whiskey at Reserve 101.

•AMERICA’S: Enjoy a Latin-inspired brunch ($50) at award-winning America’s. Dad can choose from 50 delicious options in the buffet, including pork carnitas, pollo encamisado and the Cordúas‘ signature tres leches dessert, along with meat-carving and build-your-own omelette and crêpe stations. Sunday, starting at 9 am.

River Oaks: 2040 W. Gray, Houston, TX 77019
The Woodlands: 21 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, TX 77380

•ANEJO: Celebrate Father’s Day at Añejo with a 1942-themed Father’s Day fiesta — an ode to fine steaks and premium tequilas. Treat dad to special tequila-infused steaks and a 1942 Don Julio Margarita on the rocks for $19.42. Sunday, 4 – 10 pm.

1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

•BACKSTREET CAFE: Chef Hugo Ortega will produce a special three-course menu ($48 adults/$15 per child) for Father’s Day. Choose from an array of appetizers (yellow tomato and corn vichyssoise, Gulf Coast beignets, heirloom tomato salad, lump crab cakes or duck spring rolls), entrees ( Texas-style steak and eggs, summer orzo salad, soft-shell crab Benedict, seared scallops, Berkshire bacon chop or pistachio rainbow trout) and desserts ( butterscotch bread pudding, chocolate cherry clafoutis, old-school coconut cream pie or peach shortcake with buttermilk ice cream). Sway to the sounds of live jazz by Bob Chadwick while indulging in Backstreet Cafe‘s award-winning wine list and full bar. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm .

1103 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77019

BRENNAN’S OF HOUSTON: Celebrate Father’s Day at Brennan’s of Houston with brunch and dinner specials. Executive chef Danny Trace will deliver a signature Creole-style three-course prix-fix meal for brunch ($56), followed by an à la carte dinner service ($29 – $39). Brunch will include Breaux Bridge crawfish migas, Rocky Mountain lamb and egg, and Texas blueberry pain perdu, while dinner will feature Cooper Farm peach salad, fried green tomatoes, black hickory-smoked beef rib and cherry glazed-Hill Country quail. Brennan’s will also offer an exclusive cocktail during both meals: the Basil Hayden Spritzer ($10), made with John Taylor Velvet Falernum, fresh orange juice and a splash of soda. Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm brunch, 5:45 – 9:45 pm dinner.

3300 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006

CARACOL: Caracol’s brunch buffet ($45 adults/ $15 per child) will overflow with a variety of antojitos, from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, chicharrones stews, enchiladas (fish or shrimp), seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas and rotating egg dishes including chilaquiles with eggs, migas, huevos a la Mexicana, tostadas de chorizo con huevo, chile rellenos con huevo, chorizo y papas, cocteles and ceviches. Complement your meal with fresh-squeezed juice, a brunch cocktail, Mexican coffee or hot chocolate, then finish it off with traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries. Sunday, 10 am – 2:30 pm

2200 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

• CHURRASCOS: Another product of the Cordúa family, Churrascos will offer a brunch buffet ($40) similar to the one at sister restaurant America’s. Fifty brunch options will showcase Churrascos’ signature South American flavor. Sunday, starting at 9 am.

River Oaks: 2055 Westheimer at Shepherd, Houston, Texas 77098
Sugarland: 1520 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Memorial City: 947 N. Gessner, Houston, Texas 77024
West Chase: 9705 Westheimer at Gessner, Houston, Texas 77042
Champions: 7877 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston, Texas 77070

CRU: This Father’s Day at Cru, Dad has two options: a manly three-course brunch ($30) or a four-course wine dinner ($65) featuring Chateau Montelena. Brunch dishes include watermelon and arugula salad, goat cheese beignets, chicken and fig flatbread, short rib hash and bananas Foster French toast for brunch. For dinner, expect crispy soft-shell crab, baby iceberg wedge salad with pancetta, toasted walnuts and blue cheese vinaigrette, salt-encrusted New York strip steak served with warm fingerling potato salad, garlicky spinach and housemade steak sauce, and pineapple upside down cake paired with various lush wines. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm brunch, 6 – 9:30 pm dinner.

West Ave: 2800 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098
The Woodlands: 9595 Six Pines Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

• ÉTOILE CUISINE ET BAR: Feeling French? Head toÉtoile, where master chef of France Philippe Verpiand will prepare a special prix-fixe menu. Appetizers include soupe glacée de petits pois and copeaux de Serrano (English pea soup with Serrano ham). Entree choices include poitrine veau braisée (braised veal stuffed brisket, polenta, spring vegetables, au jus), côte de boeuf Béarnaise (bone-in ribeye, potato gratin, haricots certs, Béarnaise sauce) and ouefs Bénedicté à la poitrine de porc (eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly, spinach and breakfast potatoes). For dessert, indulge in profiteroles à la glace caramel (profiteroles with caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce). Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm.

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

• HARWOOD GRILL: Treat Dad to beef with chef Bianco‘s prix fix menu ($45) of mixed summer greens, cast-iron rib eye and delectable sourdough bread pudding. And, don’t forget Harwood’s half-price premium single-malt scotch beef and scotch make for an unforgettable Father’s Day. Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

2300 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098

• HUBBELL & HUDSON BISTRO: Head to the newly renovated Hubbell & Hudson Bistro for a destination dining experience this Father’s Day. Executive chef Austin Simmons‘ special batch of house dry-aged steaks are ready just in time for this celebratory occasion.

24 Waterway Ave. at Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

• HUGO’S: Get your authentic Mexican cuisine fix with the Father’s Day brunch at Hugo’s. Enjoy an abundant buffet, then get the party started with margaritas shaken tableside. Afterwards, the entire family can enjoy live music by Viento. Sunday, 10 am – 2:30 pm.

1600 Westheimer Houston, TX 77006

• KILLEN’S BARBECUE: Want a great meal for a steal? Head to Killen’s, where Dad can devour a 16-ounce prime rib, horseradish mashed potatoes and green beans for just $20.

3613 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581

• KIRAN’S: Experience an array of Indian flavors at Kiran’s three-course Father’s Day brunch ($55 adults/$25 per child). Flavorful dishes on the special menu include slow-cooked lamb shank, chicken Saag, tandoor salmon with mixed berry chutney, saffron rice Pulao and Kalonji naan, plus desserts including Kheer, Gajar Halwa, and Grand Mariner and pistachio chocolate mousse. Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm.

4100 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

• LAURENZO’S: Nothing says Happy Father’s Day quite like a succulent New York strip. Owner and executive chef Dominic Laurenzo will offer a 16-ounce Hereford 1881 New York strip steak with two sides for $40 the regular menu will also be available.

4412 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

• MASCALZONE: In addition to the regular menu, Italian eatery Mascalzone will serve grilled dried porcini-rubbed rib eye with oven-roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes this Father’s Day.

Shepherd: 1500 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007
West Houston: 12126 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077

• MAX’S WINE DIVE: Look specials at both of Max’s Wine Dive locations. The Fairview location will showcase a lamb Benedict, which is made with lightly toasted French bread, lamb ragu, mint hollandaise and arugula salad, served with a 24-ounce PBR can ($17). At dinner, Dad can enjoy the lamb ragu sammy made with toasted french bread, homemade ricotta with mint and lamb ragu served with jumbo onion rings and a 24-ounce PBR can ($23). The Washington location will feature seasonal specials such as snapper ceviche, made with radishes, red pepper, cilantro, tomato and lime juice, served with waffle chips ($22) a 22-ounce cowboy rib eye served with truffle risotto, chicken-fried cauliflower and a cherry demi-glaze ($46) and a PB&J cheescake served with fresh fruit ($11). Max’s regular brunch menu will also be available at both locations.

Fairview: 214 Fairview St., Houston, TX 77006 10 am – 3 pm brunch, 4 pm – midnight dinner
Washington: 4720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007 10 am – 4 pm brunch, 5 pm – midnight dinner

• MOCKINGBIRD BISTRO WINE BAR: Treat Dad to a delicious three-course menu at Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar ($59 adult/ $29 child). Choose from a variety of starters (truffle cauliflower soufflé, Key West royal red shrimp gumbo, risotto carbonara, M Bistro Caesar salad), entrees (omelet Florentine, steak and eggs, ruby-red trout, Scottish salmon, grilled prime rib eye, lamb tenderloin, American Kobe beef burger) and desserts (cool flourless chocolate cake, classic crème brûlée, M Bistro apple bread pudding, lemon tart). Pair your meal with one of Mockingbird’s delicious cocktails or a bottle of wine. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

1985 Welch at McDuffie, Houston, TX 77019

• PHOENICIA MKT BAR: For a more casual setting, try MKT Bar at Phoenicia Specialty Foods. Father’s Day specials will include include fajita pizza (with grilled flank steak, peppers, onions, cheese and pico de gallo) and pulled pork waffles for brunch, as well as watermelon and feta salad, barbecue pork ribs with MKT potato salad and California cream cake for dinner. Brunch specials will be available Saturday and Sunday, while dinner specials can be ordered Friday through Sunday.

1001 Austin St., Houston, TX 77010

• PELI PELI: Go for South African flair this Father’s Day at Peli Peli. If your dad is a meat lover, he’s sure to dig their special menu featuring a variety of their best steaks, as well as chicken and seafood dishes. Choose from dishes like South African Samosas, Kitka French Toast, Pork Ribeye & Eggs and Peli Peli Surf & Turf. Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Galleria: 5085 Westheimer Rd Ste B2515, Houston, Texas 77056
Vintage Park: 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Suite P, Houston, Texas 77070

QUATTRO AT THE FOUR SEASONS: You can’t go wrong choosing one of Houston’s top hotels for Father’s Day. Chef Maurizio Ferrarese will expand his award-winning Sunday brunch to include a selection of over 50 items and will feature traditional breakfast favorites, fresh housemade pastas, fresh hot entrees and salads, and a full dessert buffet. If that’s not enough, Quattro will also offer carving stations with roasted meats as well as lighter dishes. And Quattro is keeping it kid-friendly with a special kids buffet that will feature chicken fingers, pizza, chocolate milk and more. The price of brunch ($65 adults/ $32 per child) will include mimosas & bloody mary’s for those 21 and over. Sunday, 11 am – 2:30 pm

1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

• RADIO MILANO: Enjoy a grilled Father’s Day feast at Radio Milano. For $60, Dad can choose from a cooked-to-order protein (16-ounce prime rib eye, double pork chop, pork ribs, 1.5-pound lobster, whole snapper, whole Branzino, jumbo shrimp plate or rack of lamb) paired with a lavish buffet with a multitude of gourmet sauces (Chimichurri, bone marrow, Barolo) and sides (grilled vegetables, corn, grilled onions, French fries, green beans, baked potato, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts), plus egg and waffle stations and a salad bar.

800 Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024

• RESERVE 101: Forgo food for scotch at a special Macallan Scotch Tasting at Reserve 101 ($50). The event will include four different types of the single-malt scotch from Moray, Scotland — 12 Year, 15 Year Fine Oak,18 Year and Rare Cask. Book your seat here. Sunday, 5 pm

1201 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002

SYLIVIA’S ENCHILADA KITCHEN: The whole family can share mixed grill platters at Sylvia’s this Father’s Day. For just $25 per person, the special platters will include beef fajitas, grilled shrimp and quail, and cabrito, served with rice, beans and guacamole. Still hungry? There will also be a 50-foot-long buffet brunch withmade-to-order pancakes, omelets, salads, street tacos, signature enchiladas, sides and desserts ($20 per person). Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

Westheimer: 12637 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077
Woodway: 6401 Woodway, Houston, TX 77057
Eldridge: 1140 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston, TX 77077

TABLE ON POST OAK: The special Father’s Day brunch menu here will feature everything from delicious pastries for sharing to house-made granola, brioche French toast, crab cakes eggs Benedict and croque madame. Kids can choose from a special menu that includes pancakes, berries and syrup, tomato and cheese flatbread, and scrambled eggs with bacon. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

• THE TASTING ROOM: It’s all-day Father’s Day happy hour, 11 am to 11 pm, at The Tasting Room’s Uptown Park location. Brunch and dinner specials include the Dad “Bod” omelette (with sausage, bacon, ham and cheddar cheese, served with house-made hash browns, $12), fried lobster tail and grits (five-ounce tail, served with goat-cheese grits and a Cajun cream sauce, $23), two eggs Dad’s way (any style, with arugula hash and house-made biscuit, $10), chicken-fried steak and eggs ( hand-battered skirt steak fried and topped with country gravy, served with two eggs your way and house-made hash browns, $21) and c rème brûlée-s tuffed French toast (brioche bread with fruit cream cheese, served with house-made maple syrup, $10). Head to The Tasting Room’s Kings Harbor location for a gourmet three-course dinner menu the week of Father’s Day (Thursday – Sunday, $35), and enjoy live music Friday and Saturday.

Uptown Park: 1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Kings Harbor: 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, TX 77339

TONY MANDOLA’S: The Gulf Coast Creole/Italian eatery will host its annual Father’s Day brunch buffet with prime rib, pork loin, oysters and stone crab claws, as well as breakfast and brunch items with a breakfast bar, ice bar, salad bar, soup station, carving station, hot bar and dessert bar. Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

1212 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77019

URBAN EATS: Give Urban Eats’ new brunch a try this Father’s Day. Barely a month old, the brunch menu packs a flavorful punch, with locally sourced ingredients. The whole family is sure to love the cowboy sliders, beignets with honey, baked goat cheese salad and three-pig mac and cheese. Dine with Dad at the fast casual eatery, the bistro + bar, the patio or the terrace. Afterwards, head to Urban Eats’ specialty market for a little Father’s Day shopping. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm


Seasons 52 is offering a special three-course brunch menu for Father's Day, starting at $29.50 per person. The brunch will feature prime steak and eggs, grilled prawns and French toast. The meal comes with an option to purchase endless mimosas, sangria and other drinks. The restaurant is also serving a surf-and-turf meal that's available for dinner, starting at $38.50.

Make dad's day a little sweeter with something special from TCBY. While the offers vary by location, fathers can expect to get a free 6-ounce yogurt, or a free small cup or a cone. The offer is good for June 16 only and is just for dads — but hopefully he'll treat the kiddos, too!


Where to Eat This Father’s Day

By Jess Mayhugh | June 12, 2015, 12:06 pm

Courtesy of Morton's

Trying to get the perfect gift for dad is hard. Should you get a watch? A power drill? A first edition copy of Huckleberry Finn? This year, why not go back to the basics of what makes dad happy—food. (The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, after all.) From short ribs on the high seas aboard the Spirit of Baltimore to more traditional tavern fare, here are some picks for where to go this Father’s Day.

The Capital Grille: The Capital Grille is adding a special dad’s day dish to their menu on the big day. Along with their full menu of roasted chicken, lamb rib chops, dry-aged sirloin, and filet mignon, the restaurant will be serving a 16 oz. bone-in filet special for $58. Nothing says, “We love you, dad” quite like a prime steak. 500 E. Pratt St., 443-703-4064

Cinnamon Tree: Dad is sure to be happy with the bottomless brunch buffet at Cinnamon Tree, Hunt Valley Inn’s signature restaurant. The fare includes a plate piled high with made-to-order omelets, Belgium waffles, eggs Benedict with Maryland crab, and prime rib of beef. Cinnamon Tree will keep the good times flowing with bottomless champagne from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, 410-785-7000

Cunningham’s: Towson favorite, Cunningham’s, is serving a special brunch menu in honor of dad. The optional three-course prix fixe menu is $29. Choose from small plates like Maryland crab soup, or spinach strawberry salad. And then move on to classics like biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict, as well as holiday specials, like the crab and asparagus omelet or steak frites and farm eggs. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 1 Olympic Pl., Towson, 410-339-7730

DuClaw: In honor of dad’s day Baltimore’s DuClaw will be showcasing their Serum beer, a medium-bodied, amber double IPA, which has been aged in Jack Daniels whiskey barrels for an extra kick. Bring dad to one of DuClaw’s restaurants so he can be one of the first to try the new brew. And with a full menu of burgers, flatbreads, and sandwiches even the kids will find something they like. 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, 410-799-1166

Heavy Seas Brewery: Wake dad up early for kegs and eggs at Heavy Seas Alehouse on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In honor of dad’s day get two dollars off any breakfast item and one dollar off a pint. After dad is wined and dined, travel to the distillery for a tour at 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., but register online because tours fill fast. (The brewery tends to keep tour groups small for an optimal experience.) Tours are $5 per person and include a souvenir pint glass as well as five different beer samples. 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Halethorpe, 410-247-7822

La Cuchara: Take
dad to the Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France at La Cuchara. For
the holiday, in addition to their menu of Basque cuisine, La Cuchara will be
serving a Roseda Farm strip steak served
with locally grown potatoes and salsa verde for $28. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., 443-708-3838

Medieval Times: Treat dad like a true king this Father’s Day at Medieval Times. Now through June 21, dad’s ticket is free with the purchase of an additional adult ticket, (a $59.95 value for tournament and dinner). Kids of all ages can watch the bravery and heroism of the jousting tournament while sitting next to their own hero. 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, 1-866-543-9637

Morton’s: If dad wants a cut of prime beef, why not let Morton’s take care of the grilling and the cleanup. Morton’s is offering an exclusive three-course, holiday menu, including, filet mignon, a double-cut prime pork chop, and braised beef short ribs, for $59. 300 S. Charles St., 410-547-8255

Mt. Washington Tavern: Get dad sauced this Father’s Day at Mt. Washington Tavern. The Tavern will be giving a bottle of Maker’s Mark BBQ Sauce to the man in your life, along with a recipe for the Tavern’s short ribs. 5700 Newbury St., 410-367-6903

Spirit of Baltimore: For the sea-loving fathers out there, cruise around the harbor on the Spirit of Baltimore. The ship sails from the Inner Harbor down to the Key Bridge and back. Take in some classic Baltimore sites like the Domino Sugar factory, the Under Armor campus, and historic Fort McHenry. This floating restaurant has a buffet that includes an organic salad bar, twice-cooked beef short ribs, and baked ziti, as well as a full bar. Dad can relax with his favorite drink and a view of the city on any of the three decks. 561 Light St., 866-312-2469


Are you serving dad what he really wants to eat on Father’s Day?

What&rsquos on your Father&rsquos Day menu? With Sunday quickly approaching, time is running out to plan that perfect Father&rsquos Day meal. But do you know what dad really wants to eat?

When it comes to Father&rsquos Day foods, many people think that dad wants a juicy steak, barbecue or maybe even some fried chicken. In reality, some of dad&rsquos top choices are far from those perceived popular favorites.

According to a GrubHub survey, the top foods ordered on Father&rsquos Day are not those assumed dad-favorite items. GrubHub found that the most popular food ordered on Father&rsquos Day last year was a lobster roll.

Now, a great lobster roll is absolutely delicious, but it doesn&rsquot fall into that &ldquoassumed&rdquo dad list. It could be that this menu item is something special, delicious and maybe a little indulgent. Do you really eat lobster rolls often?

Also, it could be that lobster rolls and summertime are a popular combination. Whether sitting by the beach or even just creating a beach-side vibe at home, the perfect bun overflowing with pieces of lobster is the ultimate summer indulgence.

Other top Father&rsquos Day food items ordered were BBQ salad, lamb shish kabob, polish kielbasa sausage and Thai sausage fried rice. Other than the polish kielbasa sausage, these menu items seem a little less typical. Maybe dads are looking to push the foodie boundaries.


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend, and we’re still looking for ways to show our Shorebread dads how much we care. We’ve rounded up a few options for dad to enjoy.

Spending a day at the beach is great, but you could take it up a notch with surf lessons from Malibu’s Surf Shop. Dad is never too old to learn something new!

If dad prefers life at a slower pace, paddleboard rentals at Oyssea Watersports are a great option. We also have our eye on their pontoon boat rentals, too!

Alcohol Aficionado

For dad’s that love trying something new in the beer, wine and spirits world, there are tons of options. West O Bottle Shop has two tastings scheduled for Saturday, the 18th. The first features Palm Breeze Sparkling Spritz from 11am – 2pm, followed by Dogfish Head Small Batch Spirits from 4pm – 6pm.

Alternatively, did you know that Costa Ventosa, our local beloved winery, is now brewing their own beer? Come to the winery on Sunday, mention “Peanut” and receive a free pint of beer with the purchase of a beer tasting.

For those DIY dads, consider a beer, wine or cider making kit from Brews Up. If you’re not sure what dad would like, gift certificates are also available.

For the Dad That’s Ready for Adventure

Has dad always wanted to be a pilot? Ocean Aviation offers a Father’s Day Discovery Flight gift certificate that allows dad to take the controls and fly a Cessna aircraft under the guidance of a FAA Certified Flight Instructor. What a great experience!

Ayers Creek Adventures is offering dad a free paddle (kayak rental, forested wetlands tour or salt marsh tour) when paddling with at least one child (or adult child!) on Saturday the 18th or Sunday the 19th.

Classic Dad

The OC Air Show conveniently falls on Father’s Day, and we don’t know a dad out there that wouldn’t enjoy watching. Luckily, we just wrote a post about the best viewing locations.

Take a stroll down Somerset Plaza on Sunday to see the OC Cruzer car display. We highly suggest buying dad a tasty boardwalk treat while you’re there!

Live Harness Racing at Ocean Downs is also a fun way to spend Sunday evening with dad. Make bets, or just go see the races!

If dad is more of a BBQ kind of guy head over to 28th Street Pit & Pub on Sunday from 1pm – 9pm for their All You Can Eat Father’s Day Backyard BBQ featuring burgers, hotdogs, ribs and shrimp for just $19.99.

For those looking for Father’s Day fun with little ones, Wicomico Youth and Civic Center brings you T-Rex Planet. Immerse yourself in the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods with animatronic dinosaurs, a fossil dig, dinosaur rides and more.

Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club opens their clubhouse from 10am – 3pm on Saturday to view their interactive train displays, and admission is free!


What Dad Really Wants To Eat on Father's Day

Father’s Day is relatively new for me. Being raised by a capable, dedicated, and loving single mother, it wasn’t until I had a son of my own that the third Sunday in June was anything other than ordinary. Now, Father’s Day is one of the only days of the year that I am blessed with the gift of sleeping late. Or at least trying to, while I pretend I can’t hear the kids fighting over who wants to whisk the eggs or open the fridge first!

The beautiful thing about Father’s Day is that we get to spend the day together as a family. While we try to do that most weekends, there’s a sacred notion that accompanies both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and we all focus on being a family, starting with breakfast.

As the kids get older, I’ll be asking them to bookmark this wonderful roundup of sausage recipes (perhaps guiding them towards a kosher twist on a English Breakfast) but for now, nothing makes them happier than starting the day making pancakes. 

Not only is this recipe perfect for kids of any age to to tackle as demonstrated by my 6, 3 and 2 year old children. It’s also the perfect way to use up bananas that, you know, need to be used up that morning. Simply mash one banana and combine with two eggs to create a batter.

To add a little variety, you could add chocolate chips, fresh or frozen berries, a splash of vanilla or a touch of baking power for a little more fluff, but all of these additions are completely optional. 

Cook these on a hot griddle as you would traditional pancakes, flipping when you see the batter bubbling on top. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, honey, vanilla ice cream or perhaps homemade Coconut "Bacon."

If you’re more of a meat eater or seeking a paleo start to the day, one of my favorite ways to start the day is with this Baked Eggs with Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash with a bloody mary and a side of Garlic Stuffed Figs.   

If breakfast isn’t your thing, or you are honoring the time-tested stereotype of a Father’s Day BBQ, make sure Sweet and Sour Accordion Hot Dogs is on your menu (or my Bourbon-Free Cranberry Salami that was a major hit at our own Father’s Day BBQ two years ago).

Make your BBQ memorable with the perfect grilled steaks. I like to marinate meat for a couple of hours before grilling. Chop up some fresh parsley, garlic, cilantro and mix with half a cup of olive oil. Dry your steaks with a paper towel and lightly season with salt and pepper (in my humble opinion, not salting kosher meat is a myth and I always season meat with salt and pepper!). Trim any excess fat off the steak to prevent the grill from flaring up later on. Then pour your marinade over the steaks and put them in the fridge for 2- 24 hours.

Thirty minutes before you light up the grill, take the meat out of the fridge so it can come to room temperature. Bring your grill up to a high heat and once the grill is hot, place the meat directly on the hottest part of the grill. Close the lid and allow them to cook for four of five minutes. When you flip the meat over, you should have beautiful grill marks on the steak. Grill for another 3-5 minutes for rare steaks, 5-7 minutes for medium rare. No one wants well done steak on Father’s Day, so please don’t over-cook the meat.

Remove your steak from the grill and set on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes to let it rest. Do not skip this step. If you’ve ever cut into a piece of meat and the juices have run out, the meat hasn’t been allowed to rest long enough and the flavor has run out all over the plate. As the meat cools down and the muscles relax, the meat absorbs the those juices and with it, all the flavor.

Serve with some of Dad’s favorite side dishes, or if you’ve invited my family to your BBQ, we love to share our steak with Brussels Sprouts with Beef Bacon, Israeli Salad, and Grilled Pineapple Salsa.

And if meat isn’t your thing, Spicy Tuna Salad or Salmon Ceviche with Pita Chips and cocktails make for an elegant evening at home on the patio.


Father’s Day Tulia Spa Offer, Sarova Whitesands

A hardworking dad deserves to be appreciated. Pamper a deserving dad with our relaxing and rejuvenating muscle revive deep tissue massage, express cleansing facial and a sports pedicure.

Price: Ksh. 9,000 for 2 hours

Date: 16th June 2019

Inclusive of: A complimentary dawa cocktail

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