Tender Greens Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Tender Greens’ 10th anniversary with dad on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at a two-day photo scavenger hunt. Explore Los Angeles and discover the city in unexpected ways. Players follow clues and snap photos at locations from Santa Barbara to Orange County, and Los Angeles to Palm Springs. For example, participants can find hidden clues at Amoeba Music and snap a selfie with a shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific to earn points towards prizes. A $5 sign-up fee is required with a donation to event partner KCRW. The grand prize is a $5,000 Tender Greens gift card. Register at www.events.kcrw.com/kcrws-scavenger-hunt.
Father’s Day at Shade Hotel
Treat dad to a barbecue feast with three craft beers at the “Who’s Your Daddy” event on Sunday, June 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Sample beers in the courtyard and enjoy executive chef Ashley Oates’ unlimited barbecue including tacos, chicken sliders, Maine lobster mac and cheese, bacon corn bread and watermelon salad. One lucky winner will receive a TaylorMade golf bag donated by Golfsmith in El Segundo. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Richstone Family Center to help prevent child abuse and and treat victims. Adult admission is $45; $15 for children 10 and under, plus tax and gratuity. 1221 N. Valley Drive., (310)-469-3466.
The District By Hannah An on Father’s Day
Chef and restauranteur Hannah An brings Vietnamese soul to fried chicken on Father’s Day weekend. On Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, An will serve Szechuan spice brined fried chicken and biscuits with buttermilk gravy and a sunny-side up egg. Bring dad for brunch or dinner. He can enjoy special whiskeys, beers and hand-crafted cocktails. An’s special secret sauces and spices are also available for purchase. 8722 W. Third St., (310)278-2345.
Little Tart Restaurant burger and beer
Dad can enjoy any burger on the menu with fries and any beer for $12 on Sunday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Little Tart Restaurant. Burger options include The American Way, a specially blended beef patty with lettuce, onion, tomato, dill pickle and spicy house sauce on a brioche bun. The I’m All In burger is made with bacon jam, mushrooms, cheese and crispy onions and served on a ciabatta bun. Dad will like the Tart burger with caramelized onions, sliced bacon, blue cheese and mustard aioli on brioche. Limit one beer special per family; a child must be present to redeem the offer. 740 S. Western Ave., #116. (213)387-2300.
Baltaire celebrates Father’s Day
Chef Travis Strickland of Baltaire is serving a hearty Father’s Day buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dad can feast like a king at a carving station serving prime rib, glazed Nueske spiral ham and leg of lamb, and he can dine on prime filet eggs Benedict with housemade English muffins; French toast with spring berry compote; and an extravagant iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche and King crab. Manhattans, bloody Marys and canned beer will be served from carts throughout the restaurant. The price is $85 per adult; $50 per child. Cocktails and beer are an additional cost. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., (424)273-1660.
Beer tasting at Esters Wine Shop & Bar
On Sunday, June 19 from 3 to 6 p.m., Esters Wine Shop & Bar is offering six beers paired with Dried and True’s local, handcrafted beef jerky for $25 per person. Guests receive a 10 percent discount on retail purchases of beer from the tasting lineup. Treat dad to a customized Father’s Day-themed gift basket. The Made Dad Breakfast in Bed basket has jam, almond butter, pancake mix and a Huckleberry cookbook, and the Take Dad Out to the Ballgame basket is filled with craft beer, sausage, nuts and cheese. Dads with a sweet tooth will like the For the Sugar Daddy In Your Life basket with caramel corn, chocolate and a bottle of wine. The baskets can be ordered in advance. 1314 Seventh St., Santa Monica, (310)899-6900.
Father’s Day poolside lunch
On Sunday, June 19 from noon to 4 p.m., guests can celebrate with dad at an indulgent, Venetian lunch buffet poolside and at The Restaurant at Mr. C. Endless pours of Peroni Nastro Azzurro and glasses of house wine will be offered. The special buffet is $85 per person; $47 for children ages 4-12. The price includes bottomless Peroni or wine for guests 21 and over. Adding to the festivities, families can enjoy live music by the hotel’s resident American jazz and blues performer Reverend Shawn Amos, and play life-size Jenga, corn hole and ping pong. The menu features an Italian grigliata station with grilled specialties like hamburgers with sundried tomato aioli, barbecue short ribs, salmon, herbed chicken, corn on the cob and summer vegetables. The restaurant will also offer classic Cipriani pastas, a potato bar, hand-sliced prosciutto de parma, roasted beet and baby kale Caesar salads, and housemade desserts including mini lemon meringue tarts. 1224 Beverwil Drive., (310)277-2800.
Vegan Fare for Father’s Day
Dads who prefer a delicious, healthy brunch should head to The Gadarene Swine on Sunday, June 19. A special Father’s Day menu will be available for $35 per person, and reservations start at noon and final seatings are at 2 p.m. Prix-fixe items include bloody beers that are similar to micheladas; bittersweet greens salad; brown rice veggie wraps; and cherry and berry cobbler with sugar cookie crumble, topped with kefir lime mint ice cream. 11266 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)508-5500.
Fathers enjoy Taste
Give dad a break from grilling on Father’s Day and take him to Taste on Melrose. Executive chef Brian Sheard will grill baby back ribs and serve hoisin pulled pork sandwiches, truffle fingerling potato salad and Allagash cheddar biscuits. Executive pastry chef Katie Shyne offers guests a sweet selection of desserts including doughnut holes with bacon powdered sugar, sweet Irish coffee, Jameson-infused panna cotta with Baileys whipped cream and cold brew coffee sauce and chocolate covered potato chips. 8454 Melrose Ave., (323)852-6888.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Bring dad to Hopdoddy Burger Bar to enjoy Greek burgers – fresh lamb patties topped with feta cheese, arugula, pickled red onions, tomato, cucumber and tzatziki sauce served on Hopdoddy’s egg buns. Enjoy the burgers with a frozen banana shake made from homemade churned ice cream, fresh bananas and decadent chocolate sauce. The shakes are topped with whipped cream and a chocolate dipped banana chip. Other favorites in June are watermelon mojitos made with blended juicy watermelon ice cubes, extra-large mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and a splash of soda water. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd, #116, El Segundo, (310)414-2337; 12746 Jefferson Blvd, #1120, (310)410-2337.
Ox & Son
Known for his bold bites and elevated comfort food, chef Brad Miller is thanking dads with all-day specials on Father’s Day. Get dad a two-cent craft beer to enjoy with barbecued pork ribs made with gochujang barbecue sauce, creamy slaw and French fries. Miller is also serving spicy hot steak and eggs breakfast burritos from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. made with chili-marinated hanger steak, cilantro scrambled eggs, heirloom tomato, paper thin jalapeño, avocado, cheddar, mole sauce, spicy tobacco onion and barbecue crema. 1534 Montana Ave., (310)829-3990.
Father’s Day special at Pitchoun
All fathers receive a complimentary beer or mimosa on Father’s Day at Pitchoun Bakery and Café. Enjoy brunch with original Toulouse sausage and roasted potatoes. Finish with chocolate whisky éclairs. The rustic French bakery and café has a fireplace and offers classic pastries, savory items and coffees. 545 S. Olive St., (213)689-3240.
Father’s Day at Mastro’s
Dad deserves world-class service, highly-acclaimed cuisine and entertainment on his special day. How about premier cuts of beef, such as flavorful 24-ounce porterhouses, 32-ounce “chef’s cut” ribeye chops and 18-ounce bone-in filets? All cuts pair nicely with lobster mashed potatoes and a martini. Mastro’s six new cocktails for summer include the Spa Cooler, Jack the Buddah, Spirit of Summer, Solrita, Calyx Southside and Mastro’s Lemon Drop Martini. 18412 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, (310)454-4357.
New Umami Burger
On Monday, June 20, a new Umami Burger will open around the corner from the original Santa Monica restaurant. The new location offers an expanded Umami Burger menu, setting a new standard for all future Umami Burger restaurants. A new selection of starters and sides highlight the umami savory flavor. The new items include gochujang short rib sliders, Japanese-style wings and a broader selection of vegetable-based small plates and salads. Non-beef burger options include two new chicken sandwiches and a falafel burger. 525 Broadway, (310)451-1300.
Fire-centric feast at Terrine
Chef Kris Morningstar is inviting acclaimed OX chefs Greg and Gabrielle Denton to Terrine on Monday, June 20. The OX chefs will debut their cookbook “Around the Fire” and join Morningstar in preparing a special $55 dinner celebrating the art of open-flame cooking. In conjunction with Terrine’s summer “Backyard BBQ,” the duo will also mingle with diners and sign cookbooks. Small bites and larger plates will be grilled, charred, smoked and roasted. Dishes include coal-roasted oysters on the half shell; dungeness crab bruschetta; charred corn empanadas; ember-cooked prawns with scallions and peanuts; smoked beef tongue with ensalada rusa and sweetbread croutons; grilled lamb blade chop; and Morcilla sausage with charred red onions, grilled potatoes and bacon-sherry cream. Finish with chocolate olive oil cake. Terrine’s wine director and managing partner François Renaud will pair wines with dishes on the fire-centric menu. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 11 p.m. 8265 Beverly Blvd., (323)746-5130.
Chicas Tacos opens in Downtown Los Angeles
Chicas Tacos, a fresh fast casual restaurant inspired by cuisine from the Valle De Guadalupe region is offering made-to-order tacos, salsas and salads in Downtown Los Angeles. Housemade aguas frescas come in flavors such as lavender, cantaloupe, watermelon and cinnamon, and are artfully prepared with organic ingredients. Designed by BLVD Hospitality with classic Mexican architecture, Chicas Tacos has antique stained glass windows and an open kitchen. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday. 728 S. Olive St., (213)896-0373.
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