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Father’s Day Festivities

May 31, 2022 — Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19) with a plethora of festive fare, craft cocktails, thoughtful gifts, whiskey tours, and more from the Philadelphia area’s leading restaurants, shops, bars, and distilleries including Forsythia, Holy ‘Que Smokehouse, New Liberty Distillery, Red Owl Tavern, Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, The Twisted Tail, and Urban Farmer.

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Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, is contributing to the already bountiful weekend brunch menu with a few festive dishes curated by Chef Kearse. Additionally, imbibers can look forward to a special, morning-inspired libation in celebration of the holiday dubbed Bacon, Eggs, and Toast, composed of bacon-washed bourbon, brioche honey, soft meringue, and coffee.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5 – 10pm for dinner service, and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am – 2pm for brunch service

233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 | https://www.forsythiaphilly.com/

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Holy ‘Que Smokehouse, the Bucks County BYOB serving authentic Texas-style barbecue, has the perfect gift for fathers and meat-lovers alike with “Let’s Get Smoked: The Ins and Outs of BBQ” classes. Sessions are available on Sunday, June 26 and Sunday, July 10 from 3pm – 5pm. Participating fathers will receive a “cameo-like” video from Pitmaster Tom Peters on Father’s Day, letting them know about the gift. Purchasers will be contacted prior to Father’s Day to help personalize their video.

Classes are $250 per person. Participants will learn how to choose the right meat and how to trim it, how to create their own seasoning and how season meat with it properly, and the smoking process from fire management to pulling the meat at the right time. Those interested in purchasing a class can do so by emailing tom@holyque.com or calling the restaurant directly.

Those interested in giving dad the gift of ready-to-eat barbecue on Father’s Day are encouraged to order ahead or arrive early, as it is available in limited quantities, for pick-up only.

Hours of operation: Thursday through Sunday 12pm – 6pm or until sold out

5788 Lower York Road, Lahaska, PA 18931 | 267.544.5762 | https://www.holyque.com/

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New Liberty Distillery, South Kensington’s craft distillery and home to award-winning spirit lines such as the revived heritage Kinsey brand, is offering the ultimate Father’s Day gift with hands-on behind the scenes tours on Sunday, June 19. Guests will have the opportunity explore the whiskey-making process from distilling to aging, including custom whiskey tastings. Five tour timeslots are available, with the first starting at 12pm.

Standard tickets are $35 per person and include a customized whiskey tasting, tour of the New Liberty copper pot still, and a look (and taste) of the barrel aging process. Full experience tickets are $70 per person and also include a full-size bottle of Kinsey with a custom label.

Hours of operation: Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday 4pm – 11pm, Saturday 2pm – 11pm, Sunday 1pm – 6pm

1431 Cadwallader Street | 267.928.4650 | https://newlibertydistillery.com/

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Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern on Independence Mall, is offering a special cocktail for Father’s Day crafted by Lead Bartender Christopher Devern. Dubbed the Ristretto Boulevardier, this festive tipple is comprised of Dad’s Hat Whiskey, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth, all pulled through espresso grounds and garnished with an orange twist.

Hours of operation: Monday through Tuesday 8am – 9pm, Wednesday 8am – 3pm, Thursday and Friday 8am – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | https://redowltavern.com

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Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential and storied resort, boasts not one, but two world-class golf courses for Dad to enjoy this Father’s Day. Its Dolce Golf Break package offers a round of golf for two, perfect for an extended weekend, weekday escape from the office, or a golf trip for the golf enthusiast and their favorite partner. The stay includes one round of golf per person, and cart, range balls, and yardage book, available for booking now.

Additionally, Seaview boasts a fully stocked, award-winning gift shop (ranked Top 100 Platinum Golf Shop by Association of Golf Merchandisers four years in a row) with premier merchandise such as Peter Millar women’s and men’s apparel, Levelware t-shirts and sweatshirts, and Bushnell Wingman Speakers, as well as gift cards — fit for the golf-loving Dad.

401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | https://www.seaviewdolcehotel.com/

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The Twisted Tail, the quintessential Headhouse Square-nestled restaurant, bar, and live blues joint, is here to ensure that whiskey-loving dads are in-the-know with new releases, rare pours, and specialty cocktails thanks to their long-running Bourbon Club. Club members receive a card that is kept at the bar and contains a list of 70+ bourbons, whiskeys, ryes, and scotches. Members who manage to drink 2 oz of every spirit on the list become Bourbon Club “Finishers” and gain additional perks:

Permanent 20% discount on all whiskeys
Custom engraved glass kept on-site
Special plaque displaying “Finisher’s” name
Joining is free, just ask a bartender or server

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday 4pm – 12am, Saturday 11am – 12am, Sunday 10am – 10pm

509 South 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com/

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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, has two tantalizing dishes prepared for Father’s Day weekend, courtesy of Executive Chef Sunny Ingui. Diners can treat dad to either a 24 oz 1855 Porterhouse Steak ($65) or the 7x Wagyu Burger ($26) topped with caramelized onions, oil-cured tomato, gruyère, and housemade beef bacon.

These specials will be available all Father’s Day weekend starting at 4pm on Friday, June 17. Please note that Urban Farmer will only be open for brunch on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19).

Hours of Operation: Sunday and Monday 8am – 1:30pm and 4pm – 10pm, Tuesday through Saturday 8am – 1:30pm and 4pm – 11pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | https://www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com/

-Tristan Kim