4 Places Your Dad Will Actually Like Eating At On Father's Day
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Let's be real. Your dad most likely doesn't want a mimosa brunch at a fancy Hollywood hotspot. Here are some chilled-out events that will indulge his inner foodie if he's more of a beer-and-burgers type of guy.
CollaBREWtive Beer Brunch: If you've already got plans to grill out on Sunday but want to do something special for your brew-loving pops, then head on over to Tiato in Santa Monica from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Food GPS will be hosting their second edition of the Father’s Day CollaBREWtive Brunch. The event features a lineup of eight different craft brewery and coffee roaster pairings, as well as nibbles from 12 of the city's notable chefs. The breweries have whipped up coffee-infused brews for the occasion, and will also be serving some of the greatest hits from their portfolio. The event is kid-friendly, with plenty of games and booze-free beverages for non-drinkers. You can find out more about the brunch, which costs $65 per person GA, here.
Sam Adams Beer Dinner at Nelson's at Terranea: Terranea resort in Palos Verdes is hosting another beer-addled option for SoCal dads that love the coast. Theirs is on Sunday, and will take place at Nelson's, which has a stunning but casual patio with sweeping views of the Pacific. The dinner will include three beers by Sam Adams to pair with dishes like the Big Bite Bacon Burger”, giant pretzels, BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp, mini-Andouille sausage po' boys with beer mustard, steak kabobs, and ice cream sandwiches. There will also be live entertainment, and the giant fire pit will be lit for lounging. The dinner is $55 per person, and it's recommended that you make reservations by calling (310) 265-2702. You can find out more info here.
Goldie's at Silverlake Wine If stereotypes have served your pops wrong, and he's actually more into wine than beer, this will be his jam. Chef Thomas Lim of Goldie's will join Randy Clement at Silverlake Wine for an afternoon of bites and wine pairings. The eats will be crafted to match up with the list of biodynamic, small producer-focused wines. The tasting begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by reservation, so call (323) 662-9024. You can find out more info here.
Sausage Making 101 at Lindy & Grundy: If your dad is really into grilling and chillin', then it's time to help him up his summertime game and show him how to make his own sausages. Lindy & Grundy will be offering a special edition of Pork 101, with a special appearance from farmer Lefty Ayers. Attendees will learn all about pig farming and pork butchery while snacking on BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with house coleslaw, potato salad, and house pickles. Then it's time to up to the butcher block for a pork breakdown demo, followed by some hands on pork-cutting and roast-tying with Lindy and Lefty. The class is isn't cheap at $275 per person, but it'll be great to be taught by some of the best in town. For more information and to reserve a spot, call (323) 951-0804.