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DINE WITH DAD: Tasty Treat for Dad on Father’s Day

If you’re considering dining out with dad on Father’s Day, here are some tasty options in Salt Lake and Park City. 


Where would we be without our dear old dads? Thankfully, we get a chance at least once every year to celebrate and appreciate our fathers, on Father’s Day, which is just a week or so away. If you’re considering dining out with dad on Father’s Day, here are some tasty options. 

If you’re looking for a special treat for dad on Father’s Day, the folks at Park City’s Alpine Pie Bar have some suggestions. Stop in from Noon to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day for the perfect gift – whiskey aroma games, VSSL flasks, apparel, or the limited release of Alpine Distilling’s Triple Oak Whiskey available only at the retail store at the Alpine Pie Bar. Only 100 bottles will be released to the public with a limited number available with a custom box.

Lunch, brunch or dinner with Dad at Caffe Molise would be a delicious choice on Father’s Day (or any other day, for that matter). For lunch, treat Dad to a perfect panini or one of Caffe Molise’s killer pasta dishes. At dinner time, perhaps the bistecca is in order: it’s a cooked-to-perfection beef tenderloin marinated in the chef’s secret recipe, served grilled with a wild mushroom and truffle cream sauce. 

At The Grand America, Dads and their loved ones can enjoy a grand brunch in Laurel Brasserie & Bar. It’s an opulent smorgasbord on Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with chef-manned live cooking and carving stations, hot and cold buffet items, a huge array of desserts and baked goods, a dedicated kids’ area, seasonal offerings and much more. Adults/$55; Kids 5-12/$27.50, plus tax & gratuity. 

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club at The Gateway will feature a special Father’s Day Edition of their popular Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day. $100 bottles of Veuve Clicquot, $5 mimosas, DJ Bangarang, duckpin bowling, karaoke, and sports simulators will all be available for Dad and his guests. 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar invites you to “Make this Father’s Day as legendary as he is” with their special 20-oz Prime bone-in ribeye and North Atlantic lobster tail with drawn butter 3-course meal, priced at $105 per guests. THe dinner also includes a choice of Caesar or Fleming’s Salad and choice of dessert. The Father’s Day special dinner will be available from Thursday, June 16th to Monday, June 20th, in addition to Fleming’s regular menu. Childrens’ 3-course meals start at $16. 

In addition to their regular menu, Chef Brian and his team at the Grub Steak restaurant are cooking up a Father’s Day dinner ($57.75) which includes a choice of soup or salad, beef tenderloin topped with grilled shrimp and hollandaise, and choice of dessert. 

Meanwhile, over at Hearth and Hill in Kimball Junction, you’re invited to treat Dad to lunch on Saturday or Sunday for a pork cutlet sandwich, ramp sauerkraut, dijonaise, and tomato on a baguette ($18), or dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for beef ribeye with house made chive tater tots and Mexican street corn on the cob ($45).

The Lodge at Blue Sky in Wanship will offer a special 3-course prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Galen Zamarra for Father’s Day at Yuta restaurant, priced at $55 per person. 

For Father’s Day weekend, June 18th & 19th, Rodizio Grill is featuring an expanded menu including unlimited Brazilian sides, gourmet salads, and endless rotisserie-grilled meats carved tableside. Holiday weekend additions include ribeye and salmon. One select dessert is included per adult Full Rodizio. To make the celebration even more special, dad will receive an exclusive offer for future visit: One complimentary dinner with purchase of another dinner. Father’s Day Weekend Pricing: $44.99 per adultKids ages 7-11: $10.99; Kids ages 3-6: $6.99; Children under 2 are no charge with a paying adult. 

At Tupelo, Chef/Owner Matt Harris and his talented team invite you to “Revel in Fried Chicken Sunday or 60-day dry aged steak options for Father’s Day dinner. Reservations are encouraged.” Have I ever mentioned that Tupelo dishes up the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted? Dad will love it. 

Tuscany restaurant is hosting a Father’s Day BBQ Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Father’s Day with a menu that includes prime rib, grilled sausages & bratwurst, Duroc baby back ribs, an omelet bar, house Belgium waffles, assorted pastries, eggs Benedict, antipasto, house salads and fresh fruit. The cost is $60/adults and $45 for kids 12 and under. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! 

Main photo courtesy of Unsplash and Tim Mossholder

Culinary quote of the week: “Seeing is deceiving. It’s eating that’s believing.” – James Thurber




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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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