Saturday, June 14, 2014

Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ Father’s Day Dining Guide

If Dad is in Atlanta, this should help fill him up!

Unless you have arranged a bow-wrapped 2015 Porsche Panamera to pull up in Dad’s driveway tomorrow, the next best thing is to feed him. Here is a list of restaurants going something extra special for all the pops who are in Atlanta for Father’s Day. From beer specials to gourmet fare prepared especially for the gents during brunch and dinner, check out these hot dining destinations. (These descriptions are straight from the source.)

A Sunday in Midtown leads to the Dad’s Day brunch buffets at 10th & Piedmont and G’s Midtown on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch is $24.95 per person. For reservations, call  

Diners in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood can take dad to Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start with deviled eggs and shaved prosciutto or go all out with bacon-wrapped dates and blue cheese. Deciding among brunch mains is difficult with the likes of pork belly Benedict with mustard hollandaise and Grand Marnier French toast with applewood smoked bacon. If dad’s a night owl, visit the Virginia-Highland staple for dinner. For more information or to make a reservation, call 

Let dad relax on Father’s Day and leave the cooking up to Bantam + Biddy. Call in for the family meal, which serves three to five people ($48). The take-out only meal includes dad’s choice of whole roast chicken, meatloaf or pork loin served with a family-sized organic green salad with choice of dressing, cornbread, three family-sized sides and a half-gallon of freshly brewed tea. Call at least 30 minutes ahead of time to prepare. For the Ansley Mall location, call 404-907-3469 and for the Midtown location, call

Some dads won’t be able to pull themselves away from World Cup action. Der Biergarten offers authentic German food plus a sportsmanlike atmosphere. Bring the whole family to share the Konig Ludwig platter, which serves six hungry people or 10 people as an appetizer. Normally, this hefty helping of jagerschnitzel, wiener schnitzel, schwuinshaxe, sausages, sauerbraten, potato salad, sauerkraut, braised red cabbage and spatzle is $96, but it’s only $60 on Father’s Day. Nosh and nibble while watching the Switzerland vs. Ecuador match at noon, France vs. Honduras at 3 p.m. or Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina at 6 p.m. For more information, call

If dad’s a pizza guy, bring him by Hearth Pizza Tavern between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. for the perfect pie. Hearth’s pizza dough is made with 100 percent organic flour and makes for a healthy and flavorful crust that’s topped with a robust sauce of fresh roasted Roma tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs, vegetables and olive oil. Order an eight-inch triple meat pizza for a personal feast, topped with pepperoni, sausage, chorizo, truffle oil and fresh torn basil ($9), or opt for the 12-inch size to share ($16). For more information, call

Father’s Day at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern includes bottomless mimosas for $16.95, live music on the patio from 1 to 4 p.m. and a brunch menu that indulges with apple-cinnamon pancakes topped with candied pecans or hits a lighter note with a healthy frittata. Book a reservation by calling

Treat dad to a fancy meat and three at JCT. Kitchen & Bar this Father’s Day. From 5 to 9 p.m., the whole family can enjoy gourmet comfort food for $26 per person. Each diner chooses one meat, such as black skillet fried chicken, and the table agrees on three side dishes to share family style. Every table receives deviled eggs and warm biscuits with apple butter to begin, as well as a helping of farm stand salad. Round out the meal with the dessert of the day. For more information or to make a reservation, call

Treat dad to a royal feast at King + Duke in Buckhead on Sunday, June 15. The brunch menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner service lasts from 5 to 10 p.m. Dine inside or on the patio. For more information, call

Cater to dad’s generous nature and treat him to a spot at The Last Brigade Supper at Gaia Gardens on Sunday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. Benefitting Wholesome Wave Georgia, the evening begins with a pre-dinner reception and tour of Love is Love Farm with owners Joe Reynolds and Judith Winfrey. The dinner reunites talented chefs who have worked side-by-side at Canoe, including Ryan Smith (Empire State South), Jason Paolini (Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House), Chris Hall (Local Three, Muss & Turners), Brian Horn (JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist), Terry Koval (The Wrecking Bar) and Gary Mennie (Canoe). Tickets are $125 per person and include wine pairings with dinner. Click here to purchase tickets.

Just north of the city in beautiful historic Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ chef Derek Dollar presents a Father’s Day brunch menu. Brunch costs $32 per person for adults and $16 per person for children 12 and younger and is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating dad later in the day? Reserve a seat for Milton’s prix fixe dinner menu for $38 per person. For more information, call 770-817-0171.  

Dear old dads rejoice! No. 246 teams up with Hop City for a beer dinner on Sunday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy five delicious courses paired with five unique beers from Rogue Ales and Spirits for $60 per person. To reserve a seat, call

Historic Old Vinings Inn offers a Father’s Day “Man Brunch” buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 15. Visit the action stations for sliced marinated flank steak and whole roasted suckling hog with all the fixins’. The hot buffet displays shrimp and grits, baked ziti with truffled pork and seared chicken over spring pea risotto. Dads with a sweet tooth can enjoy the seven layer bars, dark chocolate dipped strawberries and assorted truffles and cheesecakes on the dessert bar. Brunch isn’t complete without a premium, bottomless bloody Mary bar with house pickled vegetables and hot sauces for an additional $15 per person. The buffet costs $35 for adults and $15 for children. For more information or to reserve a table, call 770-438-2282.

Celebrate dad one day early by sipping on saisons at Orpheus Brewing on Saturday, June 14. The tasting room doors open at 2 p.m. and close at 5 p.m., giving dads enough time to mull over dinner options in the nearby Virginia-Highland or Midtown neighborhoods. For $12, dad gets a Belgian-style glass and drink tickets.

Ray’s Restaurants loves dad. On Father’s DayRay’s on the River in Sandy Springs is offering their award-winning buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that costs $39.95 for adults; $19.95 for children ages five to 10. Venture in for regular dinner service from 5 to 9 p.m. For preferred seating, call 770-955-1187. In Alpharetta, Ray’s at Killer Creek is serving a buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $26.95 for adults; $12.95 for children ages five to 10. The regular dinner menu is available from 5 to 9 p.m.For preferred seating, call 770-649-0064. Take dad downtown to Ray’s in the City for lunch or dinner service between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. A la carte brunch items are available during lunch. For preferred seating, call 404-524-9224.

Treat dad to one of the best burgers in town on Father’s Day at Ted’s Montana Grill. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s serves hand-prepared, 100 percent fresh and classic comfort food. The chef-inspired menu features the finest cuts and best selection of bison, including high quality, flavorful steaks and award-winning burgers amongst a variety of other unique menu items. They also offer souvenir photos, so bring dad by to fill up and make a memory.

If dad’s natural habitat exists behind the grill, pump up his barbecue bragging rights with ingredients from Whole Foods Market. Let dad kick back and relax and brush up on grill skills with WFM videos on grilling vegetables or using parchment packets. Fill a colorful and reusable bag with dry-aged Brasstown Beef burgers, freshly baked buns and a selection of gourmet cheeses. Stop by the grab-and-go prepared foods section for smoked mozzarella pasta salad or potato salad to complete the meal and swing by the beer aisle for ice cold craft beers to wash it all down.

Willy’s Mexicana Grill loves dads, so bring them in for a buy-one-get-one offer. On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, those who purchase a kid’s meal or regular meal get a free entrée for dad. Extras aren’t included, but patrons can’t resist springing for extra chips and guacamole. To participate, show the Father’s Day flyer on Willy’s Facebook page to a cashier, or sign up for the Willy’s burritohead club to get deals like this via email.

Help TWO Celebrate This Year’s Father’s Day in a BIG Way - TWO urban licks is hosting “Dad’s Day Off” this Father’s Day brunch and dinner! Give Dad a relaxing day away from the grill and let us do all the work for you. Chef Todd Stein will offer added grill specials alongside TWO’s daily menu to give Dad a Father’s Day worthy feast. Enjoy a complimentary pint as a token of appreciation. For more information, visit or call 404.522.4622.

Celebrate Dad in the best way with free beer! TAP will be offering all Dads, dining with their families, a complimentary pint all day long to celebrate! For more information, visit or call 404.347.2220. TAP is located at 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Dad, we dare ya…
We triple dog dare ya…to come enjoy our featured Father’s Day special, a fully loaded 1# local grass fed beef burger with all the toppings including a sunny-side up farm egg, 3 fried green tomato slices, Farmer Greg’s bacon, Tucker Farms lettuce, house-made b&b pickles, Sweetgrass Dairy cheese all between a H&F bun. 
Wash that down with a 32oz draft beer of your choice, on special for just $7.
Featured burger is $18. If you can finish the whole thing, we’ll split the cost with you! Reserve your burger today, call 404.681.4434.

Feast with us this Father’s Day!
Honor Dad with a feast at The Spence. You and your family will enjoy 3 courses, served family-style, including The Spence’s signature appetizers of bone marrow and oysters & pearls, continue with whole roasted fish and grilled steak with accompanying sides and sauces, and end the night with a trio of desserts. Custom wine pairings are available courtesy of our own Advanced Sommelier Joon Lim.
Cost is $60 per person. Kids 12 and under are half price or can order from our daily a la carte menu that will be available as well. Limited availability. Reservations are encouraged. Visit or call 404.892.9111.​


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