Food & drink fun for Father’s Day around the Orlando metro

Maybe he taught you to throw a ball or plant a garden or build a skateboard ramp or appreciate poetry. Perhaps you inherited his sense of humor or his bushy eyebrows. Whether any of the above fits the bill, doubtless you and your dad (uncle, grandpa or otherwise amazing father figure) have enjoyed more than a meal or two, and mostly at his expense so why not return the favor? Peruse below for a Father’s Day meal fit for the king of your household and a fun place in which to simultaneously endure and enjoy his corny jokes on June 19.

All hail your family’s pit master with a variety of packages from 4 Rivers that come hot and ready or cold and easy to reheat. Priced at $54.99, the Happy Herd feeds four and comes with your choice of four meats, two sides, cornbread or slider buns. The Savory Sampler serves 4-6 (460) or 10-12 ($109) and includes brisket, pulled pork, Texas sausage, 4R BBQ beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, slider buns and sauce. If you’re looking for gift ideas, check out The Pitmaster Kit with a bunch of sauces and rubs. Available in stores while supplies last. Place platter orders in advance for pick up on Sat., June 18. Select 4 Rivers Smokehouse offerings are available nationwide via GoldBelly.

More info: 4rsmokehouse.com or 844-474-8377

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this UCF hotel will be happy to host your dad for what they’re calling a “Chef-Attended Pork Extravaganza,” featuring $3 draft beers and goodies including whole pig, pulled pork, bacon, pork ribs, pork loin, pork sausage and pit ham, plus a slider station, potato bar, carved roast beef, rotisserie chicken and more. Yes, there will be vegetables and desserts, too. $50 per person. Reservations required.

More info: 689-205-0100 or email [email protected]

For a limited time, Bar Louie is offering $5, $10, or $20 bonuses back when you purchase an e-gift card online. And if brunch is more Dad’s speed, head in on Father’s Day to enjoy a variety of boozy staples including $2 mimosas until 3 p.m. Pricing and participation may vary, see your local Bar Louie for details.

More info: barlouie.com

They’ve got new specials on the table in time for Father’s Day, including bay scallop scampi, spaghetti primavera with shrimp and prosciutto-wrapped tenderloin featuring wood-grilled medallions topped with a port wine fig demi sauce. Save room for limoncello bread pudding. And if you’re in need of a gift, guests purchasing $50 in gift cards, now through June 19, will receive a $10 bonus card to use on their next Carrabba’s visit (redemption window 6/21 – 8/21).

More info: carrabbas.com

From June 15-19, enter the code FATHER in the promo section of the Fazoli’s app to unlock a limited-time offer for a FREE order of five boneless wings with any $10 purchase or more. Offer valid at participating locations only. Please see your local Fazoli’s for details.

More info: fazolis.com

Fleming’s is gearing up to celebrate dad in a very big way. Like 20-ounce prime bone-in ribeye and lobster 3-course menu big. Bring pops to enjoy this delicious surf and turf alongside a drink as classy as he is. This menu will be offered from June 16-20 , with special weekend hours, opening at 12 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

More info: flemingssteakhouse.com/promotions/fathers-day

Inspired by the feeling of long summer days spent on the coast, The Hampton Social is the perfect place to imbibe and relax. The “Rosé All Day” lifestyle, coastal-inspired cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails create the perfect social atmosphere. Pair Fathers Day dishes, such as the smash burger or the crispy fish and chips with a glass of rosé for $1.

More info: thehamptonsocial.com/

Bring Dad in for a tasting at Loggerhead Distillery, located in Historic Downtown Sanford. They’ll be celebrating Father’s Day weekend June 18-19 with 15% off bottles of Loggerhead Bourbon, Orange Blossom Sweet Tea Vodka, Key Lime Gin, Jamaican-Style Blonde Rum, Watermelon Moonshine and their limited-release Peach Moonshine. As always, they’re gift central, with tasting glasses, shirts, hats and other products that can round out a great Father’s day gift while enjoying Loggerhead Distillery’s small-batch handcrafted spirits.

More info: loggerheaddistillery.com

Set in their Taglish UCF location, dad and his tribe will dine communally over banana leaves for dinner, enjoying a traditional Filipino feast. This informal dining experience is meant to be shared. Guests are encouraged to dine in the traditional way — with their hands. Utensils are available upon request. The chefs will prepare all the food in the center of the table, guests can mix and match throughout their experience. $45 per person, prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 18.

More info: exploretock.com/taglish

All-new bowls and burgers are ideal for the hungry dad in your life. Bring him in for breakfast to enjoy the Sicilian scramble bowl ($11.99) with grilled Andouille sausage, scrambled eggs and a hearty marinara mixed with onions and green peppers served over hash brown potatoes or the two-hands-necessary Holy Davioli ($14.99), a 100 percent Angus burger topped with pickle slaw in between two grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with American cheese, tomato, and hickory smoked bacon.

More info: metrodiner.com

Celebrate with dad on a steamboat this Father’s Day. Located in the heart of Disney Springs, Paddlefish is offering a Papa’s Boil priced at $49 per person. Boil includes Key West peel and eat pink shrimp, Cedar Key little necks, andouille sausage, red potatoes, sweet corn and cornbread. End with a sweet treat of maple bacon bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Regular a la carte menu and children’s offerings also available.

More info: paddlefishrestaurant.com

Hit Rosen Centre up for a Father’s Day picnic buffet on June 19 (noon to 6 p.m.) that includes live music along with a spread that features everything from smoked and grilled meats to seafood to the spirits-infused Harry’s Man Cave Dessert Station — plus one free craft beer for each paying dad! Adults: $48.95, children (4-12): $21.95 plus service charge and sales tax. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Complimentary self-parking available. Reservations recommended.

More info: 407-996-3970; rosencentre.com/fathersday

Bring your dad to the steak or take the Father’s Day fest home with in-house and mail-order meat options from Shula’s. Mail-order options include a porterhouse and filet combo (two 24-ounce porterhouses and two 8-ounce filets) for $165; six, 16-ounce NY strips for $195; four 12-ounce filet mignons for $175 among other options. Additionally, for every $50 Shula’s gift card purchased online now through June 20, guests will receive $10 in eBonus vouchers to use on a future visit redeemable from July 1- Sept. 15, 2022.

Shula’s Steak House: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. in Lake Buena Vista; swandolphin.com/dining/shulas-steak-house

347 Grille: The Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Pkwy, in Lake Mary; 347grille.com/location-lake-mary/

Father’s Day decadence is the order for a pairing dinner that will feature modern interpretations of steakhouse classics and offerings from the land and sea including A5 Wagyu, uni, toro, caviar, an eight-piece nigiri offering and more. A $350 ticket includes five expertly curated wine and sake pairings featuring producers such as Montenidoll, Noguchi and Domaine Huet. For the ultimate indulgence, tack on the Cru Offering for an additional $125 to enjoy seven selections of wine and sake from some of the world’s most iconic producers. Unique cellar offerings of vintage Champagne, Cru Burgundy, aged Sake Bordeaux and more — along with a few surprises. Available June 18-19, two 10-seat seatings each night.

More info: exploretock.com/soseki

Celebrate your father figures with brunch at this I-drive enclave, where the menu will feature goodies including the chorizo-studded Barcelona Omelet Olé, Flamenco chicken and waffles, churrasco steak and eggs and more, along with all-you-can-eat paella. Oh, and dad gets one free beer! Unlimited mimosa/sangria upgrade available with the purchase of entree or paella, two-hour limit. DJ and flamenco entertainment included, menu is a la carte.

More info: tapatoro.restaurant/menus/brunch

Dad’s lunch is free at Taverna Opa with the purchase of a family-style meal for four from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 19.

More info: opaorlando.com

Special for Father’s Day, Terralina will be offering slow-roasted prime rib served with truffle fried potato planks and creamed spinach with artichoke ($46 per person). Pair it with a “Manmosa” made with Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen and Orange Juice ($14). Regular a la carte menu also available.

More info: terralinacrafteditalian.com

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Rebecca R. Ammons

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