Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free Margaritas and Fun Galore for Father’s Day, June 18

He’s king of the hill, top dog at the grill and ruler of the remote. Give Dad a break from kingly duties by whisking him away for a Father’s Day outing involving eating and drinking at Atlanta’s fun-loving and fancy restaurants. Specials are popping up all over town on Sunday, June 18.


Indulge Dad with an elegant 
prime rib dinner at American Cut. The upscale steakhouse in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta serves this Sunday special from 4-9 p.m. for $52 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Dad can choose either the OG 1924 Hotel Caesar salad or Beeler’s Farm bacon to whet his appetite. For the second course, slice into a tender cut of 12-ounce dry-aged prime rib served with beef jus, horseradish sauce and a choice of one menu side dish. Lucky dad, Father’s Day falls on a Sunset Sunday, a monthly after-brunch party hosted by American Cut’s upstairs neighbor, The Regent Cocktail Club. On the third Sunday of each month from April through September, the rooftop cocktail lounge is open from 3-11 p.m. From 3-6 p.m. enjoy $35 mimosa carafes and $10 tequila cocktails. Just the place to let Dad know he’s “tops” in your book.

5Church Atlanta has a dad-friendly weekend brunch and à la carte dinner menu featuring hearty options such as the “60 second” prime New York strip, the bistro steak “a la brasa,” the 5Church lamb burger, Atlantic diver scallops (dinner only) and the A-5 Kagushima wagyu rib-eye (dinner only). For a more intimate option, Dad can share the 60-day dry-aged porterhouse for two with his special someone. Call 404-400-3669 or visit 5churchatlanta.com for reservations.

Dad’s well worth his salt, so
Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila in Brookhaven is treating Dad to one free margarita on Father's Day. He’ll enjoy the icy concoction while building a taco playlist from Jefe’s multitude of creative handfuls. Another margarita or favorite brew? There in a jiff, at Jefe’s.

Dad can sleep in and still make it to Sunday brunch at 
Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub. The Brookhaven eatery stands by its usual hours and menu with offerings such as Springer Mountain chicken wings, herb-crusted salmon, shrimp and grits, steak frites and, of course, the award-winning Kaleidoscope burger. Secure your Father’s Day reservation -- available all through brunch (versus the usual protocol of accepting reservations only for first 30 minutes of opening). Reservations: 404-474-9600.

Take Dad out to play in the backyard on his special day -- to 
Communion Cantina, the outdoor gathering spot behind Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant Revival. Dad’s assured a laid-back afternoon or evening flush with cold beer, cocktails, a small menu of Mexican food truck snacks and games such as cornhole. Open Sunday from 1-9 p.m. -- no reservations needed.

The Federal serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m., so you can treat that special man in your life to traditional American steakhouse favorites. The famous 50-day dry-aged steak is sure to compete with even his grill skills. Call 404-343-3857 for reservations.

Delight Dad with a delicacy from
Sublime Doughnuts on Father’s Day morning! Sublime will be rolling all his favorites into one delicious treat with their bourbon-glazed apple butter doughnut. Pick up this breakfast fit for a king at Sublime’s Georgia Tech location all day on June 18. Just in case Dad prefers sleeping in, they’re open 24 hours!   

Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar on Juniper Street is a fun alternative for Sunday dining, open noon-10 p.m. Executive chef Tomas Lee’s BBQ pork sliders are a Korean spin on dad’s favorite backyard barbecue meal.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is serving up their new Champion burger this Father’s Day weekend. Featuring pork belly, provolone, house-cured kimchi and served on a brioche bun with a side of house-cut french fries or seasonal veggies, this burger is sure to be a winner.


Dads who like to putz around in the garden will thrill to see Milton’s Acre, the backyard garden and a source of ingredients at 
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. The historic Crabapple restaurant offers a three-course Father’s Day brunch menu priced at $32 per person. Among the enticing offerings are sticky toffee pecan beignets, shrimp and grits, blackened Atlantic salmon, a truffle-salted petite filet mignon and maple-bacon bread pudding. Additionally, Milton’s will offer its regular menu and “Milton’s Prime” menu of prime cuts of signature steaks, including grass-fed Delmonico rib eye, served with a choice of three sauces. For reservations, call 770-817-0161.

Craving fresh seafood? 
Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar features a fresh Maine lobster bar that will reel in dads from all over town. Call 770-635-7641 for reservations.

For all-day fun, go explore Vickery Creek Park, head over to Gate City Brewing to cool down and then finish it off with a patio dinner at The Big Ketch on Canton Street. For more information to plan Dad's perfect Father's Day in Historic Roswell, visit 

Multiple Locations

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill knows Dad is quite a fine catch, and they’re offering a Father’s Day feast in his honor. The $34.95 per-person haul features a crabcake, lobster tail and a skewer of grilled, blackened or jerk-style shrimp or scallops accompanied by two sides. Sail into either port, Buckhead or Canton Street in Roswell, to net this bounty.

Whether Dad’s a morning person, afternoon adventurer or night owl,
Ray’s Restaurants has Father’s Day meals covered. Dad can relax while looking out on the Chattahoochee River at Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187), serving Father’s Day brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For $45.95 per adult or $22.95 per child (age 5-10), scope out generous buffets tailored to morning and afternoon/evening tastes. In Alpharetta, Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) spreads a Father’s Day buffet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $39.95 for adults or $19.95 for kids (ages 5-10). Family favorites include peel-and-eat shrimp, rosemary-roasted leg of lamb and roasted prime rib. Families planning an in-town Father’s Day adventure can launch or cap the day with a special Father’s Day meal at Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224). Brunch, offered from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., is priced at $39.95 per adult and $19.95 for children (ages 5-10). Stations are waiting for guests offering carved beef steamship round and pork shoulder, sushi, smoked salmon, charcuterie, chopped beef brisket, herb-roasted chicken and a dessert and pastry bar. Each restaurant offers its own à la carte dinner menu from 5-9 p.m., with appetizing steak options.

Gift Idea

For the king of the grill, the
KUDU Safari Braai is the ideal gift for Dad this Father’s Day. He is sure to rule the backyard barbecue season with this portable grill boasting elevated grates providing a range of heat levels that can simultaneously sauté, sear, fry, boil, smoke and steam all over an open flame.

Want to see a KUDU in action and eat some great food? Come out to Yebo Beach House on Father's Day from 12:30 - 4 p.m. and join Atlanta restaurateur Justin Anthony and his father Derek Anthony as they combine forces for an exclusive KUDU Safari Braai Cookout! Tickets are $30, and you can buy them here!

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