Take Dad Out To Eat for Father’s Day By Edan Goode

In May, we ran a list of restaurants serving up a special brunch in honor of Mother’s Day. Not surprisingly, that was one of our most popular posts! Well, dads would like to eat out on their special day too, we’re just sure of it. So here’s a list of restaurants honoring dad on Father’s Day, June 16. Many require reservations. Don’t forget our other suggestions for creative ways to spend Father’s Day in “Food and Fun for Father’s Day.”
Steak or Carne a la Plancha with Bourbon Old Fashioned Sangria from Al Lado.

Steak or Carne a la Plancha with Bourbon Old Fashioned Sangria from Al Lado.

50% off all bottles of wine. Dads can enjoy Sangria & Steak with complimentary glass of sangria. Pairs well with the Skirt Steak; harissa, chimichurri, onion marmalade and patatas fritas. ( A larger entrée for those hungry guys.)
Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza will treat all dads to a free 16oz. beer with the purchase of a specialty pizza (Try the Hell’s Kitchen) or lasagna. Father’s can finish up their meal with a giant cannoli.
They’ll be serving man-sized meals during “Beef, Bourbon and Beer” night. Order a tender grilled beef filet or grilled steak and frites and get a complimentary Breckenridge Bourbon or Colorado beer (no substitutions).
Le Peep While Dad is getting a hearty breakfast, he will also receive a $10 gift certificate to use at a future visit, while supplies last and at participating locations. 
Dad will get one complimentary shot of Casa Noble Blanco tequila with his meal. Reservations are recommended.
Open Table also has a list of restaurants offering specials for dads. Check them out here. http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=5&pid=85
If dad loves to cook and would like to hone his grilling skills, Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is kicking off a summer grilling class series that would be a great gift that keeps on giving. Dad can learn how to barbecue classics, all about using smoke and sauce, how to grill challenging fish, grilling Italian, Middle Eastern, South American foods and much more. Grilling classes run $89 each and you can get dad a gift card in any amount and even take a class together for some quality time. Call 303-308-9300 or visit .
Bon appetit, Dads! You certainly deserve a special meal on your special day.

A Grown-Ups Brunch…with Kids By Edan Goode

Recently, we had a date night dinner at Second Home Kitchen + Bar in Cherry Creek, inside the JW Marriott Hotel. We were really impressed. But we were even more impressed when we found out that they have a brunch where kids eat free and are entertained so the grownups can really enjoy their meal. Brilliant! Read on to find out all about it.

A leisurely Sunday Brunch can be such a wonderful thing. Taking your time eating, lingering over a mimosa…so relaxing. Unless your

Kids having their own, fun brunch at Second Home's Pajama Brunch.

Kids having their own, fun brunch at Second Home’s Pajama Brunch.

kids are in tow. Then it can be something not quite so wonderful or relaxing. Second Home Kitchen + Bar in Cherry Creek has our backs, parents. They have a Pajama Brunch on Sundays from 7am – 2pm. Kids ages 8 and under eat free from the Brunch Menu which includes a pancake and waffle bar with toppings like sprinkles, candy, cereal and fresh fruit. In a special kids lounge, kids do arts and crafts such as Fruit Loop necklaces, play games and watch age-appropriate movies. The lounge is surrounded with sleeping bags and pillows with a grown-up overseeing the activities. Even the wait staff wears their PJ’s during this brunch.

While the kids are occupied, parents can partake of the grown-ups menu that includes Crab Cake Benedict, Chicken-Fried Steak, Bread Pudding French Toast, Steel Cut Oatmeal, bottomless mimosas and a Do-It-Yourself-Bloody-Mary-Bar.
Reservations are recommended and valet parking is free at Second Home. For reservations, call 303-253-3000 or visit www.secondhomedenver.com. Second Home Kitchen + Bar is located at 150 Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek.
Sweet potato "Couch Potatoes" (l) served with White Cheddar Sour Cream & Chive dip and russet "Ranch Potatoes" served with French Onion Dip are served at brunch as well as at dinner.

Sweet potato “Couch Potatoes” (l) served with White Cheddar Sour Cream & Chive dip and russet “Ranch Potatoes” (r) served with French Onion Dip are served at brunch as well as at dinner.

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