Whether he taught you how to throw a curveball, how to work that old four-on-the-floor (or three-on-a-tree), or the proper (and safe) way to smoke a brisket, your dad deserves to be celebrated. Give the father in your life a special day to remember by taking him to any of these upcoming Father’s Day events in and around Downtown Dallas.
If your dad is a fan of a delectably good brew, then it’s time to introduce him to Exposition Park’s Craft and Growler (3601 Parry Ave.). This establishment is home to the city’s first growler shop and its impossible-to-beat selection includes 42 local beers, each one poured using a patented “beer gun.” On June 16, Craft and Growler will be showcasing four local brews and pairing them with four savory, slow-smoked meats provided by Brockhouse Jerky. Don’t be surprised if Dad bites off more than he can chew — or if he decides to wash it down by ordering another round.
On the other hand, if the father in your life is notorious for having a sweet tooth, hit up LUCK in Trinity Groves (3011 Gulden Ln.). This Father’s Day, the innovators at this restaurant concept will be serving some just desserts: North Texas craft brews paired with decadent treats — Lemon Blueberry, Butterscotch Nuts, Nutella-Banana and Mocha Mousse tarts — prepared by the bakers at Tart-a-licious in Plano. You have three opportunities to get in on this sweet action: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Only 100 guests can be accommodated at each seating, so RSVP ASAP.
Over in Uptown, The Rustic (3656 Howell St.) will be hosting a can’t-miss Father’s Day event. Stop by between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy a family-style brunch where you and dad can eat your heart out while listening to live music. But that’s hardly the main event. Connor’s Car Show will also be organizing a vintage automobile show in The Rustic’s parking lot. Go ahead, let dad geek out over this impressive fleet of classic cars and talk shop with their owners.
Does your dad fancy himself ‟the old man,” one with wisdom beyond even his years? If so, test his deductive abilities by making a reservation at Maggiano’s Little Italy in NorthPark Center (8687 N. Central Expy.) for June 15. Along with the expected pizza and pasta, Maggiano’s will be serving up a special edition of Murder Mystery Texas, where you and Dad can play Holmes and Watson in a tongue-in-cheek homicide investigation. Just proceed with caution — Dad could become the leading suspect if you don’t work through the clues quickly.
Lastly, if the dad in your life is ready to perfect his swing, make sure you head to Topgolf (8787 Park Ln.) this Father’s Day weekend. There, you can reserve one golf bay for two hours of unlimited play, all for $75. Even better: Up to six guests are welcome, so you can make it a family affair. It’s a great way to make dad feel like the VIP he is, at least for one day.
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