Treat Dad to These Father’s Day Specials Around Boston
If your dad prefers to get out of the house this Sunday, June 19, and leave the cooking up to a chef, here are a few area restaurants offering specials for Father’s Day:
If Dad’s a Deadhead, bring him to Grateful Dad bluegrass brunch this Sunday. Musician Frank Drake and his band provide the soundtrack of Grateful Dead covers, plus a few jazz and bluegrass tunes, alongside brunch options like turkey hash with poached eggs, sweet chili ribs, and oysters from the raw bar.
Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., items priced a la carte, Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-499-0001, beatbrasserie.com.
Executive chef Tim Wiechmann kicks off the annual sausage week at his German gem in Union Square tonight. Daily ‘wurst specials, accompanied by potatoes, kraut, and mustard, include tonight’s speckwurst with haus-cured maple bacon, and hirschwurst venison sausage with cinnamon on Thursday. On Sunday, treat dad to the signature footlong bratwurst.
Tuesday, June 14-Sunday, June 19, $14-$19, Bronwyn Restaurant, 255 Washington St., Somerville, 617-776-9900, bronwynrestaurant.com.
If Dad’s appetite borders on ravenous, maybe he’d like a whole suckling pig. At Waltham’s new beefsteak diner, the meal feeds 4-6 and arrives with roasted potatoes, root vegetables, and pork mac and cheese for good measure. The restaurant is offering its full menu, too.
Foundry on Elm
Here, a Sunday brunch buffet has executive chef Shayne Nunes’s dishes like strawberry cream cheese crepes, slow-roasted prime rib, made-to-order omelets, cheeses and fruits. If Dad’s not a morning person, there’s also special prime rib service starting at 5 p.m., with grilled asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes and balsamic cream.
Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $25, 5 p.m.-close, $20, Foundry on Elm, 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617-628-9999, Facebook.
Executive chef Dante de Magistris has created a four-course meal, complete with beer pairings from area breweries. Start off light with a caprese antipasto and a pilsner from Jack’s Abby. Beef rib and pepper pasta is complemented by Maine Beer Company’s Peeper pale ale, and the sweet finish of cherry chocolate tiramisu comes with Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers Belgian quad.
Sunday, June 19, 1-9 p.m., $55, il Casale, 1727 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, 781-538-5846, ilcasalelexington.com.
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Toast to your dad, and Lord Hobo Brewing Company‘s first birthday, with a few pints and an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet courtesy of the Daniel Lanigan’s pub. There will be cookout staples like hot dogs, watermelon, corn on the cob, and burgers, plus plenty of craft beer, like the brewery’s flagship Boom Sauce IPA. Free bus rides to and from the Cambridge taproom to its Woburn brewery will be provided, care of City Brew Tours.
Sunday, June 19, noon-6 p.m., buffet is $10, Lord Hobo Brewing Company, 5 Draper St., Woburn, 781-281-0809, lordhobobrewing.com.
Moody’s Delicatessen and Provisions
If Dad wants to man his own grill, stock up at Josh Smith’s Waltham market. The chef is offering 20 percent off all of sausages, smoked or raw, this Friday and Saturday. Take a few home and let Dad cook to his heart’s content.
Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions, 468 Moody St., Waltham, 781-216-8732, moodyswaltham.com.
Olde Magoun’s Saloon
Treat dad to an all-he-can-eat brunch buffet full of dishes like kielbasa mac and cheese, whiskey-drenched French toast, and pulled pork hash. The pub has plenty of bourbons and draft beers to pick from, and a number of televisions to catch the Red Sox game.
Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $14.95, Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Somerville, 617-776-2600, magounssaloon.com.
Precinct Kitchen + Bar
Precinct launches a Burger and Bourbon menu tonight, available all week leading up to Father’s Day. Five burger specials, like pancetta and garlic aioli, or mushroom and ham-stacked Wisconsin-style, come with bourbon-based cocktail counterparts.
Tuesday, June 14 to Sunday, June 19, $12 or $20 for pairing, Precinct Kitchen + Bar, 154 Berkeley St., Back Bay, 617-532-3827, precinctkitchenandbar.com.
In honor of Dad, executive chef Patrick Gilmartin is rolling out roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, complete with a fried egg, alongside his regular menus. Pair that pile of protein with the Young Curmudgeon drink combo: a tall boy can of Schlitz and a small Toronto, a classic cocktail with Canadian whiskey and Fernet.
Every restaurant has specials for dads this weekend, but what about granddads? Tuscan Kitchen is stepping up: all grandfathers eat free at its two New England locations this Sunday. The deal extends from a four-course pranzo with salumi, pasta, steak, and cannoli, to a laid-back lunch of lemon herb chicken and sun-dried tomato panini, orecchietti with fennel sausage and seared broccolini, and other a la carte options.
Sunday, June 19, noon-9 p.m., Tuscan Kitchen, 2400 District Ave., Burlington, and New Hampshire locations, 781-229-0300, tuscanbrands.com.