11 June 2018—This Father’s Day, celebrate the man who always finds an opportunity for a teachable lesson (or dad joke) and encourages you to try your best so you don’t disappoint your mother. Give dad a break from the grill and treat him to a cold one, his favorite cocktail or a meat-centric meal of his choosing at the following restaurants and hot spots:
Celebrate dad with a Southern-inspired Sunday Supper at Rex 1516. This $30 feast by Chef Justin Swain includes smoked brisket, pork, hot link sausage, bread, pickles and onions and choice of two sides. Philadelphians are encouraged to make reservations ahead of time to secure this meat-lovers meal.
Rex 1516 | 1516 South St. | 267-319-1366 | rex1516.com
Ocean Prime, Center City’s luxury seafood and steakhouse, is offering a brunch on Father’s Day for the very first time from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in addition to the dinner menu. Treat dad to Executive Chef Jenn Grosskruger’s extravagant featured dish: a 10 oz. Filet, Blackened Scallop Surf and Turf topped with a gorgonzola cream sauce for $62.
Ocean Prime | 124 South 15th St. | 215-563-0163 | ocean-prime.com
For the history or spirits buffs, Red Owl Tavern boasts views of Independence Mall and one of the city’s largest selections of brown spirits. Lead Bartender Kyle Darrow crafted “Dad’s Old Fashioned,” two fingers pour of Old Grand-Dad 100 Proof, sugar and bitters for just $5 for the day. Fathers will also enjoy a complementary Victory Brewing Company’s Summer Love. The Father’s Day feature is a 14 oz. Char Grilled Prime NY Strip served with Stilton Blue Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes, Honey Roasted Baby Carrots, Crispy Shallots and Cabernet Demi Glace for $32.
Red Owl Tavern | 433 Chestnut St. | 215-923-2267 | redowltavern.com
Bluebird Distilling is gifting all dads a complementary flight tasting of its American whiskies for Father’s Day at the Phoenixville Distillery and at its retail store at The Shops at Liberty Place. The flight includes Bluebird’s Four Grain Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and American Wheat Whiskey. Guests should be prepared to prove their dad status!
Bluebird Distilling | 100 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-933-7827 | bluebirddistilling.com
The Shops at Liberty Place | 1625 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215-851-9055 | shopsatliberty.com
Punch Media’s newest client, Art in the Age, is offering a special whiskey cocktail line-up on Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Old City tasting room and home bar supply store is the quintessential spot to treat pop to a whiskey-focused cocktail to keep him in good spirits. Here are the Father’s Day cocktails:
Old Major (a bacon Old Fashioned using the “fat washing” technique)
Lumberjack Stack (A play on a New York Sour)
Five O’clock Shadow (A play on a Flip)
Dad Bod (an extra spice Bloody Mary)
*Side note: for all the last minute shoppers out there, Art in the Age offers an extensive range of craft cocktail supplies, books and local products sure to please anyone’s dad!
Art in the Age | 116 North 3rd St. | 215-922-2600 | artintheage.com
— Abigail Weaver