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Where to Take Dad for Father's Day Brunch in Austin

There are some great options that will leave dad full and happy

Buffalo chicken wings with a bleu cheese cornbread is the Father’s Day Special at Max's Wine Dive.

Not sure where to take dad this weekend for Father’s Day brunch? Here is a list The Daily Meal has put together to help you treat dad to one of the best brunch spots in Austin:

Max’s Wine Dive
This year Max’s Wine Dive is honoring Dad from 10am to 10pm. Order up a “ManMosa” to kick it up a notch and treat dad right! Brunch or dinner, Chef Erica Beneke has you covered and offerings sure to make any dad happy.

Located in Clarksville and newly renovated, Jeffery’s is an Austin classic. Hit up the buffet or order from the kitchen, you can’t make a bad choice. Jeffery’s is busting out the carving station for Father’s Day if you’re dad is a meat lover! Here’s a link to Jeffery’s Father’s Day Menu.

The Carillon
A hidden gem on the University of Austin Campus, located just north of downtown Austin, Chef Josh Watkins and staff are serving up “New American Cuisine with a sophisticated twist” for Dad this Sunday! Make sure to order dessert – You can thank us later.

Eden East
Treat dad to a hyper local meal by heading out to Springdale Farm to feast on Chef Sonja Cote’s farm to plate cuisine. One of the top female chefs in Austin, Chef Cote has an awesome menu planned for Father’s Day!

Father's Day Dessert Recipes

Be a little more creative and enthusiastic this Fathers Day! Spend some time in kitchen and delight Papa with these awesome Fathers Day Dessert Recipes. Take Mama's help if you need but cook with love and garnish with smile. Isn't this a wonderful idea to make your Daddy's special day a little more special this year.

List of Father's Day Dessert Recipes

5 cups (1 kg): Full cream milk
1/2 cup: Sugar
1 cup: Grapes-washed and stalks removed
12-15 no: Almonds-blanched and shredded
4-5 no: Green cardamoms
2 tbsp: Pistachios-blanched and shredded

Bring the milk to a boil in a wide, heavy based pan or a kadahi and add the sugar and elaichi and simmer over low heat.
Cook thus till 1/3 of the volume of milk is left. The time taken will depend on the richness of the milk and your vessel.
When done, the colour changes to a beigeish cream.
Shut off the heat. When cool, mix in the grapes and transfer on to a serving dish
Garnish with the nuts, chill and serve.

1 1/2 cup: Sugar
1 cup: Besan
1/2 cup: Kaju-chopped fine
2 cup: Ghee
2 cup: Water

Sift the besan and keep ready.
Dissolve sugar in the water over low heat and once it dissolves, increase the heat, bring to a boil and cook till it reaches a one-thread consistency.
Add 1 tablespoon besan and stir to mix well. Continue till all the besan is added, a tablespoon at a time. Mix in the kaju.
Add the ghee, one tablespoon a time till all of it is used. The color and texture will change by now. It will get more brown and crumbly.
Set in a thali, patting to level. Do not remove ghee that may float on top, pat it back. Cool, cut and serve.

Oven temp: 150 C-300 F
1 cup: Butter
6 no: Eggs
2 cup: Refined flour
1 cup: Sugar
125 gm: Almonds-chopped
2 tsp: Vanilla essence
2 ½ cup: Mixed fruits-chopped (sultanas, raisins, candied peels and cherries)
An 8” round cake tin, lined with a double layer of grease-proof or brown paper at the bottom and on the sides.

Mix the chopped fruit and almonds with 2 tbsp of the maida and keep aside.
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together.
Fold in the flour and then the fruit mixture.
Transfer mixture into the prepared tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 50-60 minutes.

1 kg: Peeled pumpkin-cut into 1 "dices
1 1/2": Cinnamon stick
150 ml: Water
150 gm: Grain sugar or to taste
4 tbsp: Butter / oil / pure ghee
50 gm: Raisins
2 tbsp: Grated-roasted coconut
2 tbsp: Flaked-roasted almonds

Place the pumpkin, water and, cinnamon in a saucepan. Cover and cook until tender. Drain and mash the pumpkin.
In a large pan, heat 4 tbsp of oil until hot. Add the pumpkin, stirring, continuously. Allow the puree to reduce and thicken and darken, for about 10 minutes. Stir in enough sugar to sweeten.
Continue cooking until the halwa reduces into, a deep amber and glossy mixture.
Spoon into a serving dish and serve hot.
Decorated with raisins, coconut and almonds.

17 Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day

Givers of piggyback rides, tellers of bedtime stories, teachers of life. Dads are pretty important people. To show the man in your life how much he means, a nice card is great, a card that plays a song is awesome, but an unforgettable experience is, well, unforgettable. Here are some ways to treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day.

photo: Eli Christman via flickr

Take Dad Out to the Minors
Nats?! Nats Who?! The Bowie Baysox, one of the local minor league teams, are hosting the Trenton all weekend, and there’s extra fun and special promos to enjoy — Stranger Things Night with Cara Buono, post-game fireworks, and giveaways among them.

Where: Prince George’s Stadium (Bowie, MD)
When: Father’s Day Weekend
Cost: Starts at $16

Father’s Day Fish-a- Rama
Treat Dad to a fun-filled weekend with BBQ and catch-and-release fishing. Guests can compete in the Fish-a-Rama contest, fishing for catfish, bass, and blue gill in the stocked ponds, and prizes are on the line for the largest fish hooked and the most fish caught during the power hour.

Where: Great Country Farms (Bluemont, VA)
When: Jun 16
Cost: $8/child, $10/adult

BBQ & Bowl
Give your favorite grill master a break this Father’s Day and treat Dad to a backyard barbecue brunch. Pinstripes’ is grilling summer favorites like BBQ ribs, Italian sausage, pesto. Be sure to book a lane for some bowling or bocce after your meal!

Where: Pinstripes (Bethesda, MD)
When: Jun 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $40/adult, $15/child, free/5 & under

Spirit Cruises Father’s Day Brunch
Delicious buffet-style brunch menu, stunning views of D.C. iconic sights, onboard entertainment and interactive games. All dads receive a complimentary drink!

Where: Departs from Pier 4, 600 Water St., SW
Cost: $40

Father’s Day at Mount Vernon
Spend the day with the Father of our Country! Enjoy a meet-and-greet and photo ops with “General Washington” as well as a special “Father to the First Family” program. And at George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, located three miles from the estate, demonstrations by costumed distillers take visitors through the historic process of whiskey-making in the reconstructed 18th-century facility.

When: June 15-16, 9am – 5pm
Where: Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens (Mount Vernon, VA)
Cost $20/adult, $12/ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

photo: kbrookes via flickr

Father’s Day Campfire
Spend your Friday evening at a campfire learning about some “wild” fathers as you enjoy dinner for Dad. Bring your own hot dogs and drinks. They’ll supply buns and the fixins, and s’mores for dessert!

When: Jun 14, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Meadowside Nature Center (Rockville, MD)

Dad’s Day Challenge
Celebrate Father’s Day colonial-style! Help dad learn how to be a proper 18th century gentleman. Try hands-on activities highlighting different colonial trades. 18th-century entertainment, colonial cooking and more!

When: Jun 16
Where: Darnall’s Chance House Museum (Upper Marlboro, MD)

Fit Father’s Day Celebration
10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register. A fun-for-all group exercise and health celebration. Enjoy Zumba, healthy snacks, fitness games, $2,500 in prizes, “Mr.. Fit Father” Contest, and more!

When: Jun 16, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Silver spring Civic Center at Veterans Plaza, 8525 Fenton St. (Silver Spring, MD)
Cost: Free

Gadsby’s Tavern Father’s Day Museum Open House
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours for all visiting fathers on Father’s Day! Notable visitors (other than your beloved Father) include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

When: Jun 16, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: N. Royal Street Alexandria (VA)
Cost: $3-$5

Beer Tasting Day with Old Ox Brewery
Celebrate Father’s Day at Algonkian Golf Course with a round of golf and some ice cold beers! Old Ox Brewing Company will be visiting with beer tasting’s for dad all day. Book your tee time!

When: Jun 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Algonkian Golf Course (Sterling, VA)

photo: iStock

DC JazzFest: The Jazz Academy Orchestra
The Jazz Academy Orchestra is a large ensemble where students learn and perform the big band charts of Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and other writers of the big band era and beyond. This talented group of musicians are in grades 7th through 12th, from cities across the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

When: Jun 16, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St., SW

Run 4 Your Dad Father’s Day Four Miler
Scenic, beautiful views of the Potomac River – tree-lined – shaded – out’n’back. Start and finish at Fletcher’s Cove. Enjoy a lovely day on the C&O Canal Towpath! See displays about the historic C&O Canal before and after race.

When: Jun 16, 6 p.m.
Where: 4940 Canal Rd., NW

Dad’s Brew and BBQ
Juniper Restaurant, at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, is honoring all Dads on their special day with Dad’s Brew and BBQ. On Sunday, June 16th from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm, Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Sous Chef Mitch Eldridge are firing up the grill for a special Father’s Day Brew and BBQ.

When: Jun 16, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St., NW

Linganore Winecellars FreeState Beer, Wine and Seafood Festival

Pre-celebrate Fathers Day at The FreeState Festival which brings together Maryland’s best seafood, multiple Maryland craft brewers, delicious Linganore Wines, awesome live music and an array of MD-state-themed vendors. Price of admission includes a souvenir glass for tastings.

When: Jun 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. (Mt. Airy, MD)
Cost: $35

Photo: Great Country Farms

Father’s Day Fish-a-Rama Fishing Contest and Fly Fishing Demonstrations
A Potomac River fishing guide will demonstrate fly-fishing techniques at this annual event at Great Country Farms. Look for catfish, bass and blue gill as part of catch-and-release fishing, or compete to win a prize for catching the biggest fish or the most fish during an hour-long competition. Bonus: An on-site restaurant will serve barbecue and the farm has a 5-acre play area, that includes slides, rope swings and a 2,800-square-foot jumping pillow.

Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series
On Father’s Day Ladew welcomes Jazz Caravan a 5-piece jazz, rhythm and blues band offering pep and musical punch with a broad array of swing classics and bluesy favorites.

When: Jun 16
3535 Jarrettsville Pike (Monkton, MD)
Cost: $9 adults/$5kids.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum’s Open Airplane Afternoon

Bring the family out to the Hagerstown Regional Airport and climb aboard the Fairchild C-82, C-119 Flying Boxcar and PT-26 Trainer. See exhibits and other museum aircraft such as the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and Fairchild 24, all built in Hagerstown, MD.

Dining for Dad: Father’s Day Restaurant Roundup

With so much happening in the world and in our communities right now, let’s not forget to take the time to celebrate the fathers in our lives! Father’s Day is right around the corner, on Sunday, June 21, and sometimes, the best gift can be a delicious meal with the people who love him most.

Here, we’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants offering Father’s Day specials. We’ve included details on both dine-in and take-out options. Either way, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing and protecting yourself and others from Covid-19.

Backstreet Café
1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 77019
Backstreet Café has a special Father’s Day Southern Comfort Menu with items like a Grilled Texas Peach Salad, Shrimp and Stone-Ground Cheese Grits and Bourbon Bread Pudding. For reservations, call 713-521-2239 or reserve online here. This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required.

Caracol’s Father’s Day brunch is a coastal theme, with offerings like these wood-fired oysters. (Photo: Deb Smail)

2200 Post Oak Blvd., 77056
One of Chef Hugo’s signature restaurants, Caracol is offering a special “Dia de los Padres” coastal brunch menu featuring an assortment of seafood items like ceviche and oysters, plus classics like carne asada and enchiladas verdes. See the full menu here and make a reservation by calling 713-622-9996 (limited seating) This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required for take-out.

Chef Smirnov
5400 Bellaire Blvd., 77401
Chef Smirnov has a classic Father’s Day brunch and dinner catering menu – available for pick-up or delivery – that includes favorites like Mac N Cheese and Chicken Tenders for dinner and breakfast tacos and a smoked salmon display for brunch. Call 713-838-2433 for more information and to place your order.

2221 W Alabama St., 77098
Eighteen36 is celebrating Father's Day all weekend with $20 steaks and $5 Old Fashions and Manhattans on Steak Night this Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to close and all day Sunday. To receive this promotion on take-out this weekend, call Eighteen36 directly at 832-831-7050.

Goode Co. Barbeque
5109 Kirby Dr., 77098
Houston’s home for barbecue will be open on Father’s Day for dine-in and to-go orders. Enjoy succulent brisket, ribs, chicken, Czech sausage and more.

1602 Westheimer St.
For Father’s Day, Hugo’s has a special menu paying tribute to the milpa, a traditional agricultural system created by Mayan farmers where crops that are nutritionally and environmentally complementary are planted together in small plots, such as chiles, corn, beans and squash. You will find many of these items on this Father’s Day menu. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 713-524-7744 for reservations or click here to reserve online. This menu is also available for to-go orders. No advance ordering required for take-out.

Jonathan’s the Rub Memorial Green
12505 Memorial Dr., 77024
Jonathan’s The Rub at Memorial Green will be open for in-house dining on Father’s Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will offer their brunch menu as well as a menu of daily specials (including all-day breakfast). Full bar and wine list. Reservations recommended.

Kenny & Ziggy’s
2327 Post Oak Blvd., 77056
For Father’s Day, Kenny & Ziggy’s has four special family-sized packages available for pick-up – these must be ordered by Thursday, June 18. The family-size brunch options, which each feed 4-6 people, range in price from $95-$169. Options include a smoked fish brunch, a New York brunch, a delicatessen brunch and “The Grill of Your Dreams.” The Post Oak location is also open for dine-in service.

Mastro’s Steakhouse
1650 W. Loop S., 77027
Mastro’s Steakhouse is offering three different grill kits with everything you need to grill at home. Or, let Mastro’s handle the grilling for you. Choose from the “Clever,” ($120 Raw / $150 Cooked) “Brave,” ($160 Raw / $190 Cooked) and “Superman” kits ($180 Raw / $210 Cooked). All kits include Caesar salad, different selections of filets, a selection of sides and Mastro’s Butter Cake. Call ahead and preorder by Sat. June 19. Prefer to dine in with Dad? Call 713-993-2500 to make a reservation.

MAX’s Wine Dive
4720 Washington Ave., 77007 214 Fairview St., 77006
At the Fairview location, MAX’s Wine Dive is offering a special Steak au poivre with bourbon sweet potato and glazed rainbow carrots or a Black pepper-crusted 10 oz ribeye with green peppercorn cream sauce, whipped bourbon sweet potatoes and rosemary honey glazed rainbow carrots for $29. At the Washington location, they are featuring a mouth-watering Bison Bone-in Ribeye with mashed potatoes, broccolini, and a blue cheese sauce for $32, and for $35 more you can add a lobster to the meal. Make reservations online or order for take-out on Sunday.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
Locations in Downtown and the Galleria
Morton’s is offering a 3-course meal, available to-go or for dine-in. The meal will start with a choice of salad or Shrimp Cocktail, followed by an entrée paired with a signature side item and a handmade dessert like Double Chocolate Mousse, Key Lime Pie or New York Cheesecake to top it off.

NY Bagel Shop
9720 Hillcroft Ave., 77096
Nothing like a good bagel with shmear, am I right? The New York Bagel Shop has your entire family covered with a selection of three different brunch packages and five different dinner packages available to-go. View all of the options and place your online order here.

3601 Kirby Dr., 77098
If your dad loves Mexican food, check out Picos, which is offering a dine-in Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch highlights include seafood paella, an omelet station, a hot station with enchiladas and tamales, a cold station with ceviches and salads, and of course, an array of desserts. Reserve a table by calling 832-831-9940. Also available for curbside pick-up and delivery. Order online here.

2520 Amherst
This Rice Village favorite will be open for Father’s Day for dine-in and to-go from 4-9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu there will be daily specials, especially grilled items for Dad! They are open 4-9 p.m. Full bar and award-winning wine list. Reservations highly recommended.

Pictured here is Armadillo Palace’s signature Yardbird: Mesquite-grilled chicken breast, Swiss, bacon, mayo, lettuce, and avocado on a buttered and toasted homemade bun.

The Armadillo Palace
5101 Kirby Dr.
Armadillo Palace will be open on Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving everything from tacos to barbecue, seafood to salads, and of course, housemade desserts. A full bar and kids menu is also available. Reservations recommended. You can also place an order from Goode Co. Grocers and order items to-go, including the Grilling the Goode Way Grill Kit, signature cocktail kits and beer packs.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
5061 Westheimer Rd., 77056
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a surf and turf special. For $75, families can enjoy a 10 oz. center-cut filet paired with a fresh seafood selection of whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or crab cakes. Available to-go or for dine in at open locations.

The Tasting Room at CityCentre
818 Town and Country Blvd, 77024
The Tasting Room has a special “Deals for Dads” to treat the father in your life this Sunday. The Tasting Room will be offering a selection of 3 choices all at $15 each. Dad can choose between a Burger and Beer or Pizza and a Chocolate Torte (no alcohol). They are also offering a Charcuterie Board with a Happy Hour wine. Make reservations by calling 281-822-1500. This special is available for dine-in only.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
6401 Woodway, 77057 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 77007
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen’s two locations will be open for both in-house dining and curbside takeout for Father’s Day. The full menu with specials will be available as well as a special three-course Father’s Day menu for just $29.95. Reservations are encouraged but walk-in guests are seated as space is available.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar
947 Gessner, 77024
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is serving a special Sunday Brunch that includes a southern fried lobster tail and fried chicken over waffles, served with spicy honey maple syrup, for $24. Reservations recommended but not required.

Desserts/Special Treats

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery
Multiple Locations
Common Bond is offering special Father’s Day items including a D-A-D Cake (available for pre-order only, until Thursday, 6/18), Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon buns and Mustache Entremets (available in-store or for pre-order). Place orders online here.

Dessert Gallery has an array of Father’s Day treats. (Photo courtesy of Dessert Gallery)

Dessert Gallery
3600 Kirby Drive
Offering hand-decorated butter cookies, petit fours, chocolate-covered Oreos and chocolate-dipped pretzels, Dessert Gallery has your dad’s sweet tooth covered. Check out the Father’s Day selections here, and order in advance for curbside pick-up.

Three Brother’s Bakery
Multiple Locations
This full-service bakery has plenty of ready-made and custom order sweet treats for Dad. Order online or walk in to one of their three stores for a selection of cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more. Call ahead to custom order if you want something extra special, like a cake in the shape of your dad’s favorite car.

Here are some dining options in the area if you are wanting to treat Dad to food and drink he will love.

306 Pearl Pkwy #110, San Antonio, TX 78215

17503 La Cantera Pkwy #108, San Antonio, TX 78257

7338 Louis Pasteur Dr #201, San Antonio, TX 78229

In honor of Father’s Day, Bakery Lorraine will offer Tobacco Bourbon Macarons available only during Father’s Day weekend. This year, Bakery Lorraine will steeping the Original recipe loose leaf tobacco from Club Humidor to use in the macaron to enhance the flavor. The limited time only macarons will sell for $2.25 a piece, 6 for $13 or 12 for $24.

136 E Grayson St #120, San Antonio, TX 78215

Craft beer, fried chicken, and steak and eggs make Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery the perfect place to take Dad for Father’s Day. With 21 beers on tap, there are plenty of options for Dad to choose from. The brunch menu also boasts an assortment of items from Belgian waffles covered in berries, to Southerleigh’s famous Red Snapper Plate. Southerleigh has something every dad can enjoy.

418 W Kingsbury St, Seguin, TX 78155

Davila’s BBQ will offer a family plate available for pick up on Father’s Day, June 16, or for dine-in for $39.99. Families can enjoy Davila’s family plate that serves 4-8 people and includes one pound of beef brisket, 1/2 chicken, two handmade sausage links, two quarts of sides, and a beer for Dad. Sides to choose from include pinto beans, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, mac n’ cheese, Spanish rice, creamed corn, and a choice of dessert. In addition, to celebrate Davila’s 60th Anniversary, Davila’s BBQ will offer 60 cent beers to all dads (limit per two beers). Orders can be made by calling the restaurant at (830)-379-5566.

155 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Photo Credit: Kody Melton

Esquire Tavern has launched new house cocktails just in time to toast to Dad for Father’s Day. Patrons can literally bring dad Out To Lunch ($13) and treat him to this new cocktail that features dry-hopped cachaça-vermouth, kefir, strawberry, pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Another newbie fitting for father figures is the Wonderlust King ($12) blending rye whiskey, amaro nardini, italian vermouth, xocolatl bitters and orange bitters. If the classics are preferred, an Old-Fashioned ($12) will do. Hearty dishes dad will enjoy include Texas Wagyu Ribeye ($32) or the Bison Burger ($16).

148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Prices have changed for this brunch. Correct prices are listed in the paragraph after the image.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten is offering a hearty, buffet-style brunch to treat dads. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Krause’s will host its Father’s Day Brunch. Offerings include smoked pork rack, omelet and pancake stations, bacon, sausage, home fries and more. There will be live music in the pavilion from Anthony Wright, as well as a bloody mary bar and over 70 beers on tap to help Dad celebrate. To ensure that Dad doesn’t have to wait, Krause’s is selling tickets for various seating times to maintain flow and quality of experience.

Please note the new prices for this special: Tickets for the buffet-style are selling for $25 for adults and $9 for kids 12 and under. Tickets can be reserved at

301 E Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205

8305 Broadway St San Antonio, TX 78209

Photos courtesy of Giant Noise and Karissa Rangel

This Father’s Day, guests at La Panadería can treat dad to champagne, mimosas, pan dulce, and more for brunch at both of their locations. In addition to the bakery’s sweet treats, kids can turn the tables and treat their dads to lunch or dinner with the latest addition to La Panadería’s menu: the La Panadería Patty Melt. This unique take on the traditional Patty Melt takes the hearty sandwich to the next level with a high quality ground beef patty sandwiched between decadent poppyseed bread and savory caramelized onions. The La Panadería Patty Melt will be offered at both locations starting mid-June and will sell for $14.99.

Surprise him with a trip.

It doesn&rsquot have to be anything extravagant. A simple trip to a sporting or outdoor event that he will enjoy or a road trip to his favorite place is great. If he enjoys the beach, surprise him with a day out in the sun as he relaxes and has fun.

Another fun trip to surprise dad with would be a trip to his favorite show. Whether it is a car show, a tractor show, or another unique show that he will enjoy, he will be surprised as he enjoys himself.

These are just a few memorable ways to show dad that you care. Treating dad to a special day during Father&rsquos Day doesn&rsquot have to be something extravagant. Just personalize it and cater to who he is and the things he loves to do.

It is the memories that matter most so no matter what you do, creating those memories and times of joy will make this Father&rsquos Day a memorable one for everyone.

Enjoy a scenic ride through the Red Clay Valley this Father&rsquos Day on the Wilmington & Western Railroad. All dads ride for half the fare on Sunday, with the chance to enjoy a lunch picnic at Mt. Cuba. More information here.

This carnival promises to offer plenty of fun for dad and the whole family. The weeklong celebration is a great way to involve everyone in Father&rsquos Day festivities. Details about this year&rsquos raffle (hint: It&rsquos the happiest place on Earth) here.

20 Creative Things to Do for Father's Day That'll Make Dad Feel Extra-Special

Bring the whole family together for a day full of fun activities.

There are so many different ways to celebrate your dad on Father's Day. Picking out the perfect Father's Day gift and writing a sweet message in his card may be a given, but it's also important to make sure that your dad's special day is full of activities that'll bring him even closer to the people he loves most: his kids. Really, if you were to ask him, quality time is the best gift you can give your dad, which is exactly why we've rounded up tons of fun things to do for Father's Day this year.

Before you dive into planning mode, figure out what kind of celebration your dad has in mind: Does he prefer a day jam-packed with activities or something more low-key? Then work your way down this list to find family-friendly ways to make his Father's Day as special as possible. From free activities that you can do from the comfort of your home (a backyard movie, game night and home-cooked brunch) to all-day plans that'll take you miles from home, you're guaranteed to find something that whole family will enjoy &mdash dad, especially.

Even if you'd rather spend your Sunday lounging on the couch, Father's Day is a time to do whatever your dad loves most &mdash even if it's working out. Skip the gym and hit the trails or jog along the water. Or if the weather isn't in your favor, let him choose an at-home workout that you can do right in your living room.

Since Father's Day falls on a Sunday, there may not be too many in-person cooking classes to attend. If you find that to be true, sign up for a virtual cooking class instead. Introduce your dad to some of the world's finest cuisines with one of airbnb's online experiences or stick with something more traditional, like an air fryer-focused class taught by Craftsy experts.

Bring the Olympic spirit to your backyard by organizing an afternoon event with cornhole, horseshoes, croquet and other lawn games. If your dad has a competitive side, keep score at each game and tally up the points at the end to name a winner.

Cross one more thing off your dad's bucket list: Track down all of the Marvel movies &mdash some are available to stream, others must be rented &mdash and cozy up on the couch for an all-day movie marathon. There are 24 Marvel movies in total, so it may take a few weeks to get through them all.

10 Wine (Yes, Wine!) Floats to Make This Summer

Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.

In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.

Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.

The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.


Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)

What We're Looking For: Digital print and pattern designs that reflect your design aesthetic. Think optimistic, hopeful, bright — something you'd want to see inside your home.

How To Enter: Apply here, where you'll be asked to submit 2x original design files you own the rights to for consideration. Acceptable file formats include: .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .PSD, and .TIFF. Max file size 5GB. We'll also ask about your design inspiration and your personal info so we can keep in touch.

Artist Selection Process: Panelists from Brit + Co and P&G Bounty's creative teams will judge the submissions and select 50 finalists on June 11, 2021 who will receive a Selfmade scholarship for our summer 2021 session. Then, up to 8 artists will be selected from the finalists and notified on June 18, 2021. The chosen designers will be announced publicly in 2022 ahead of the product launch.

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Where to take dad on Father's Day

Let's face it, guys: Father's Day ain't Mother's Day. Mother's Day is one of the two busiest Sundays on the restaurant calendar (Easter is the other) Father's Day is above average, maybe. That means far fewer restaurants are going all-out they way they did in May. Still, these 10 spots are delivering deals and events on June 21:

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Celebrate dad with pintxos, pancakes, brunch tapas and a bloody mary bar at the annual Tapas for Papas Father's Day brunch. 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000

Emilio's Tapas. Hit the patio for the restaurant's third annual Father's Day barbecue, $40, featuring live music 3-7 p.m. 4100 Roosevelt Rd. Road, Hillside, 708-547-7177

Harry Caray's. Treat dad to a steak dinner that just might teach him something. Beginning Sunday through Father's Day, all Haray Caray restaurants offer side-by-side steak comparison plates — choose among dry- vs. wet-aged steak, grain- vs. grass-fed, prime vs. choice and bison vs. beef — plus optional by-the-glass pairings from Justin Vineyards. Regular menu also available. 33 W. Kinzie St., 312-828-0966 10233 W. Higgins Rd. Road, Rosemont, 847-699-1200 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, 630-953-3400

Kinzie Chophouse. Dads receive a complimentary wine package (two bottles, wine opener, more). Must mention this offer when making reservations. 400 N. Wells St., 312-822-0191

Prime & Provisions. Chicago's newest steakhouse unveils a three-course Father's Day tasting menu. For $90, score dry-aged Kansas City steak, roasted bone marrow and chocolate butter cake. 222 N. La Salle St., 312-726-7777

Retro Bistro. At this Mount Prospect spot, a three-course, $35 Father's Day offers four choices per course. Regular menu also available. 1746 W. Golf Rd. Road, Mt. Mount Prospect, 847-439-2424

Watch the video: Treat Dad to the Ultimate Fathers Day Buffet (October 2021).