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Sweet boozy treat
National Bourbon Day is today, June 14, and Humphry Slocombe’s is offering a Secret Breakfast ice cream made with bourbon ice cream and cornflake cookies, available online at Amazon and Goldbely. The shop’s newest flavor is Yuzu Cream made in collaboration with “Top Chef” finalist Melissa King. It offers refreshingly floral and citrus tones with rich, sweet cream. This Japanese twist on the classic American 50/50 bar is exclusively sold at Whole Foods everywhere. This innovative San Francisco ice cream parlor will soon open this summer in Venice along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
The Garland’s outdoor concert
Enjoy listening to the group Everyday People under the stars at The Garland’s Beverly Park tonight, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. Each month The Garland offers a free summer concert to guests and locals. Guests must be 21 and older to enjoy inventive drinks, delicious bites and live music beginning at dusk. Tickets must be reserved on Eventbrite – bit.ly/2L6X68A. Enjoy bottomless rosé all day on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $20 when you purchase an entrée at the signature restaurant, The Front Yard. The Garland’s Lobby Bar offers four new spritz cocktails for $7 from 4 to 6 p.m. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, (818)980-8000.
National Lobster Day
Try the new butter lobster ramen at Hinoki & the Bird in honor of National Lobster Day on June 15. Chef Brandon Kida soaks the tail in a boiling pot of butter and utilizes the rest of the shellfish for a decadent broth. Hinoki’s iconic charcoal lobster roll is a vibrant black and enhanced with a green curry sauce. Enjoy this with a few great cocktails such as the Locals Only, the Fairly Suspect and the Punta Seca made with tequila, prickly pear spirit, Chareau liqueur, aloe syrup and citrus. 10 W. Century Drive, Los Angeles, (310)552-1200.
Donut Festival at Union Station
The original “rush-hour” treat and the most famous grab-and-go breakfast on the planet is having a renaissance, and Union Station is taking guests into the center of the movement with a one-day edible exploration of L.A.’s favorite pastry at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival on Saturday, June 16. Come in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union Station South Patio. There are plain, glazed, filled, traditional and new wave donuts. Other specialty items include churros, apple fritters and donut holes. Try some of L.A.’s old-school favorites including Primo’s Donuts, a classic westside L.A. destination since 1956, and DK’s Donuts. The DTLA Donut Festival will also feature third-wave coffee vendors for dunking, as well as donut-compatible offerings including wood-fired pizza and craft beer to round out the offerings. Chefs will demo and teach visitors how to make their own photo-ready donuts, and there are hands-on coffee workshops from The Institute of Domestic Technology offering coffee workshops on how to create the perfect cup of joe. In the spirit of fostering positive relations between the LAPD and the DTLA community, Donut Festival-goers and the city’s uniformed officers will be invited to drop in for “Coffee with a Cop,” a community-outreach initiative launched in 2011 to bring together officers and the citizens they serve every day. Take the Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line directly to Union Station.
Lawry’s celebrates 80 years
Lawry’s, the iconic prime rib destination, offers guests the option to enjoy an $80 dinner for two throughout the month of June. The special features some of Lawry’s most iconic dishes, including the original spinning bowl salad, a California cut of prime rib with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, or salmon with seasonal vegetables, and a trifle accompanied by a Champagne toast. You can also celebrate the occasion at the Tam O’Shanter and receive the same dinner special while enjoying the Scottish-inspired pub’s newly debuted patio. Lawry’s, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)652-2827. Tam O’Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)664-0228.
Father’s Day at the beach
Treat dad to an oceanside dinner at 1 Pico on Sunday, June 17. Chef David Almany will prepare a Father’s Day feast, featuring a special dry-aged, 14-ounce, prime bone-in New York strip served with rosemary fingerling potatoes, bone marrow and a small green salad. There are other market-fresh meat and seafood favorites, along with flavorful pastas and vegetable-centric dishes for the family. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310)587-1717.
Father’s Day at Casita Del Campo
Sip on a delicious margarita with your favorite guy. Fresh fruit flavors include strawberry, peach, pomegranate, ginger or melon, served on the rocks or blended. Entrées include steak and eggs prepared with carne asada, two eggs prepared any style, rice and refried beans. Lighter options include huevos con chorizo prepared with two scrambled eggs and served with savory chorizo, rice and beans. During dinner, dad might order the classic carnitas plate made with delicious pork simmered in garlic and oranges, and served with guacamole alongside rice and beans. 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, (323)662-4255.
Free brunch for dad at Public School
The scholastic-themed gastropub will be treating dads to free brunch with purchase of another adult entrée on Father’s Day. The menu features new dishes like the buttermilk biscuits and gravy served with scrambled eggs, or classic favorites like the eggs Benedict pizza with prosciutto, Grana Padano, hollandaise and two fried eggs. Public School will also offer a complimentary draft beer with purchase of any entrée from the lunch or dinner menu on Sunday, June 17. 612 Flower St., Los Angeles, (213)622-4500. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310)558-0414. 15300 Ventura Blvd., #102G, Sherman Oaks, (818)728-9818.
Complimentary cocktails at The Independence
The corner drinking and dining destination in Santa Monica will be serving each dad on Father’s Day a complimentary Man-mosa at brunch and Man-hattan at dinner. 205 Broadway, (310)458-2500.
Father’s Day with a French flair
Spoil dad at Church & State with a prix-fixe dinner menu. Head to Los Angeles’ Arts District to indulge in executive chef Tony Esnault’s four-course Father’s Day menu for $45 per person. There is an optional wine pairing offered for $25. For those who prefer to dine à la carte, Church & State also offers steak tartare prepared with Strauss Brand grass-fed beef, crostini, mesclun salad and French fries. The roulade de porc is made with pork belly roulade, Parisian gnocchi, English peas, pesto, pickled rhubarb and arugula. The eatery is open from 5 to 9 p.m. 1850 Industrial St., #100, (213)405-1434.
Mexican fiesta for dads
In celebration of dads, Border Grill’s celebrated chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are roasting a whole pig and offering a carnitas taco stand on their expansive patio. For $30 per person, guests will have access to unlimited small plates and stations with brunch highlights including Yucatan pork Benedict; green corn tamales; and dulce de leche-infused churro tots with whipped cream. For an extra $20 per person, guests can enjoy unlimited mimosas, micheladas and bloody marys. Father’s Day brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213)486-5171.
Lunetta all day on Father’s Day
Celebrate in Santa Monica this Father’s Day with brunch all day. Executive chef Raphael Lunetta’s favorites include the fried chicken sandwich or the L.A.D. burger made with Snake River grass-fed beef, caramelized onions, beefsteak tomatoes, aged white cheddar and Marie Rose sauce. For dads with a sweet tooth, there are lemon ricotta pancakes or a banana chocolate chip loaf. Classic eggs and bacon include thickly cut Niman Ranch bacon, free-range eggs and the Calvados sausage. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2424 Pico Blvd., (310)581-4201.
Father’s Day at Norah
Raise your glass to Dad with a bloody mary comprised of vodka, house-made mix, lemon and olives, or a mimosa while satisfying your egg fix with the biscuit Benedict made with house smoked ham, poached eggs, hollandaise and market lettuces. Try also the breakfast sandwich or the heartier fried chicken sandwich made with pimento cheese, pickles and butter lettuce. Bring dad for dinner and executive chef Mike Williams will make his freshly made ricotta with house-made levain bread, sesame and honey, or the smoked salmon rillettes served with potato chips. Make sure Dad enjoys a proper Oaxacan Sour or the toasted coconut old fashioned prepared with Japanese whisky, brandy, Amaretto liqueur and bitters. Norah’s stellar entrées include American wagyu zabuton served with crispy fingerlings or the potato gnocchi with black truffle and Parmesan. Father’s Day brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 8279 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323)450-4211.
Pearl’s BBQ in downtown L.A.
Sit with dad at an outdoor picnic table alongside a retro Airstream. Pearl’s BBQ serves certified smoked Angus beef brisket and beef short ribs by the pound. Smoked for nearly 16 hours, the beef is served with house-made potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw. Enjoy this with a classic Mexican Coca-Cola, Nesbitt’s honey lemonade or a creamy Big Red soda. Finish with a slice of Pearl’s apple and pecan pie. Open from noon and 6 p.m. 2143 Violet St. pearlsbbqla.com.
Preux & Proper
Get ready for a stick-to-your-ribs Father’s Day brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas for $15 at this downtown Los Angeles establishment. Other specials include Preux & Proper’s famous Captain Creole bloody mary made with poblano chili-infused vodka, celery bitters, Fresno hot sauce, freshly grated horseradish, boil spice, shrimp, crawfish, tomato, bay and Castelvetrano olives. Try the Shrunken Head(ache), prepared with pineapple-infused vodka, lemon, lime, passion fruit, Tiki bitters, coriander and clove, salt, mint, lime, booze-infused pineapple and Luxardo cherries, or the Wakey Wakey, made with bacon-infused vodka, Smog City Bo’ Pils, blackstrap Worcestershire sauce, hickory-smoked black salt, sharp cheddar, pepperoni, cherry tomato and house-pickled okra. Entrées include fried chicken and waffles, and sausage and eggs with house andouille, slow-cooked heirloom red beans, two sunny-side up eggs with toasted brioche. Be sure to get your sweet dad the pâte à choux beignets served with bananas Foster dulce de leche. Father’s Day dinner includes house-made charcuterie, chicken-fried pork belly and a 36-hour prime boneless beef rib. Finish off dad’s special day with Kassady’s Mama’s key lime pie. Open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m., and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. 840 S. Spring St., (213)896-0090.
Father’s Day brunch at Spring
Restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and her husband, executive chef Tony Esnault are serving up French delights on Sunday. Housed in the time-honored Douglas Building in downtown Los Angeles, Spring offers a delightful atmosphere with an airy atrium among pepper trees and a fountain. Start with a selection of chef Esnault’s house-made pastries including croissants, pain au chocolat and fresh baguette with house-made rhubarb and cherry preserves. Order the traditional eggs Benedict, omelet escargot or the Maine lobster Benedict. The smoked salmon tartine is served open-faced with smoked salmon, arugula, dill and farmers market greens. For dads who love desserts, try the chocolat monégasque with bittersweet chocolate ganache, citrus vinaigrette chocolate crumble, lemon honey sorbet or pralines. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 257 S. Spring St., (213)372-5189.
Spa and steak
On Father’s Day, enjoy a day of ultimate relaxation at The Spa at Beverly Wilshire. Learn about the newly launched spa line 111SKIN. Dads can opt for the stress-relief massage or the new cryotherapy sports massage before heading down to the Michelin-starred CUT by Wolfgang Puck for a steakhouse dinner and handcrafted cocktails. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)275-5200.
The Restaurant at Mr. C’s poolside cookout
Dine on the Mr. C yacht-inspired pool deck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday. Lunch includes grilled hamburgers, chicken mattone, an array of grilled summer vegetables, classic Cipriani pastas, house-made desserts, and endless pours of Peroni Nastro Azzurro or house wine. Guests can enjoy live music while playing outdoor games like life-size Jenga and cornhole. The all-inclusive lunch is $75 per adult and $38 for children ages 5 to 12. Kids under 5 are free. Dads get their pick between a Cipriani-bottled beer and a signature blend cigar from La Casa del Tabac to take home with them. 224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills, (877)334-5623.
Father’s Day at Melody
Located in Virgil Village, Melody features executive chef Justin Abram preparing brunch and dinner specials for Father’s Day this year. Enjoy a crispy chicken cordon bleu sandwich and a can of Modelo Especial for $15 during brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melody’s dinner special is available from 6 to 10 p.m. Highlights include a perfectly cooked skirt steak and a glass of Côtes du Rhône for $30. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 751 N. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, (323)922-6037.
Brack Shop Tavern burger and beer combo
Executive chef Christena Quinn makes a “So Damn Good” burger with a choice of house beer or Goose Island IPA for $15. The burger includes ground chuck roast, American cheese, heirloom tomato, lettuce, house pickle, grilled onion and Brack sauce. This special is only available this Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight. 525 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, (213)232-8657.
Mi Corazon two-for-one
Executive chef Vanessa Swan celebrates dads with a two-for-one deal on beer at Mi Corazon. You can also try the restaurant’s new barrel-aged tequila old fashioned for $9. Enjoy the beverages with brunch classics like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, or stay for dinner and try guest favorite, house-made chicken mole. Open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Brunch menu items are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2609 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, (323)522-3320.
The FLATS pizza and cocktails
Executive chef Paul Shoemaker makes a variety of artisanal flatbread pizzas with classic cocktails that include an old fashioned or margarita made with tequila blanco, house curaçao and fresh lime. Bring dad between 5 p.m. and midnight. 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)909-7549.
Baldoria’s bottomless beer
Here’s a fun Father’s Day gift: a pizza-making class by chef Duke Gerais. The class includes a pizza and a complimentary glass of beer or wine for $30. For dads who don’t want to participate in the class, enjoy bottomless beer from Fort Point alongside one entrée or pizza and one side for $30. Brunch menu items are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213)947-3329.
Pikey brunch and Sunday roast dinner
Father’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes a complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Bottomless pours are $15. Dinner offers slow-roasted pork belly or roasted short ribs with Pikey sides and house wines. 7617 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)850-5400.
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