This Sunday, June 17, is Father's Day — the day to honor our dads with a thoughtful card or day together, if you're lucky. Whether or not you've always been a daddy's girl, take this Father's Day to celebrate with some quality father-daughter bonding if you can. Head to a driving range or simply watch golf's US Open on TV; drink beer at the baseball park or head to a brewery for a tour; shop a farmers market and make a lunch with your hull or simply order his favorite greasy pizza. Here are 14 fresh or classic ideas to get you started on planning a thoughtful Father's Day.
To be a dapper dad, you should be diligent and loving — and you should also look extremely handsome with and without children in tow. While these dad's counterparts often top our best-dressed lists, they have their own swagger and style that's attracting our attention. We're used to seeing them suit up for the red carpet, but we have a soft spot for dads on duty — and we think you'll agree. Just click through to see the swoon-worthy pics of Jude Law, Gavin Rossdale, Matthew Broderick, Brad Pitt, and more hanging with the kids.
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Of course you're not going to give your dog a real tattoo that says Dad (like these celebs have), but this sweatshirt does the trick with no bloodshed. As far as ensembles showing parental love go, this one is on the prettier and more practical side, plus not ridiculously expensive (at $29) if you consider that it could keep tiny pups warm on chilly nights. Whether with something like this or a more extravagant Daddy's Girl dress, do you let pups display affection for pops with clothing?
My dad is eating healthier, so to help him out, this Father's Day, I won't make a decadent dessert. Instead, I'll be whipping up a flavorful and fruity treat that's enhanced by the grill. When you toss fresh stone fruit on the barbecue, the natural sugars are released and it becomes warm, caramelized, and rich. This recipe takes grilled peaches to a whole new level by tossing them with a brandy syrup.
Then, they're plated in pools of white wine. A dollop of vanilla-laced mascarpone cheese finishes off the delicious dessert. Want to check out the recipe? Here it is.
Father's Day is this Sunday, and I plan to celebrate with my dad by cooking a meal that's entirely grilled! It's full of my dad's favorite foods. We'll start with raw oysters and grilled cheddar toasts with red onions and peppers. For the main course, we'll move onto a huge chunk of grilled meat — specifically a whole beef tenderloin that's sliced and served with an herby chimichurri sauce.
On the side, I'll offer classic corn on the cob and a grilled tomato and broccoli rabe salad with breadcrumbs. If you think your father will enjoy these dishes, get the recipes now.
- An inside look at Tyler Florence's new San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare Tavern . — Eater SF
- The basics of chocolate mousse. — Serious Eats
- A roundup of the barbecue books perfect for Dad. — Huffington Post Food
- Meet the man who invented tuna tartare. — The Atlantic
- Things you should never do while grocery shopping. — Chow
- A super-simple non-alcoholic party drink. — The Epi-Log
- Meet the people who will star with Bobby Flay on America's Next Great Restaurant. — Feast
Father's Day is this Sunday and naturally I'm planning a manly meal that celebrates my dad. He enjoys simple classic American cuisine, so this menu features his backyard favorites. We'll start with oysters on the half shell with a shrimp-butter-Parmesan topping. The recipe broils them, but for an added smoky depth, we'll cook the oysters on the grill. Dad and I will bond over the preparation of hickory-smoked beef ribs. First the meat is coated in an easy spice rub, then after it's slow-cooked on the grill, it's topped with a homemade barbecue sauce.
Grilled corn with chili and cilantro plus new potatoes stuffed with sour cream and blue cheese round out the meal. For these recipes that will please any man's palate, read more