Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16) is just around the corner so do something nice for dear old dad on his very own day. These local restaurants are more than happy to help.
At Delray’s Sundy House (106 S. Swinton Ave., 561/272-5678) chef Lindsay Autry is showing off her Southern roots with a special barbecue and beer brunch. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dad can chow down on such manly man eats as barbecued ribs and smoked artisan sausages, local fish grilled in a banana leaf, fried chicken and baked beans, and an unlimited choice of house brewskis. They’ll be serving the regular menu of brunchtime favorites too, all for $68 per person, half-price for kids under 12.
Over in Mizner Park, Tanzy Restaurant (301 Plaza Real, 561/922-6699) will be dishing several a la carte Dad’s Day specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Think tagliatelle Bolognese, shrimp and crab omelet with asparagus and roasted tomatoes, and a 12-ounce ribeye with two eggs any style. Or go more breakfast-y with buttermilk pancakes, vanilla Belgian waffles and the classic eggs Sardou. And if he wants to get a little crazy? Get him an order of brown sugar spiced bacon zipped up with red chili flakes.
If you really want to make a day of it, take Dad out to see the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, at Boca’s Cinemark Plaza 20 theater, then hike upstairs for dinner at Bogart’s (3200 Airport Rd., 561/544-3044). Check out the house-smoked fish dip with crispy plantain chips or flatiron steak with goat cheese ravioli or shrimp fried rice or hefty “special blend” burger. Or have lunch first and then chill out to the movie.
And up in Palm Beach Gardens, Cantina Laredo (4635 PGA Blvd., 561/622-1223) will indulge Dad’s carnivorous cravings with their special Cascabel Ribeye. With the price knocked down to 20 bucks for the day, this 16-ounce monster is aged for 21 days and then given a bath in piquant cascabel chili marinade. If Dad’s a vegetabletarian, there’s always spinach and mushroom or avocado and artichoke enchiladas, and you can bet he wouldn’t turn down an offer of a cold, refreshing margarita.