Tops for Pops
Dining events for dear old Dad are more popular than ever in Fort Worth, as more local restaurants are offering carnivorous Father’s Day features. This year, dads can indulge in brunch buffets, special steak dinners, and even embrace their “dad-bod” with a burger made for adding heft to the hips. Here are the best Father’s Day special events in Fort Worth.
Beacon Café Father’s Day Brunch
The hangar-themed restaurant at Hicks Airfield in far north Fort Worth will host a jazz brunch buffet with a Cajun twist on both Saturday and Sunday. Menu highlights include various eggs Benedict dishes, shrimp remoulade, bananas Foster French toast, beignets, and Cajun meatballs. The adult price is $20, and it's $7 for children. Reservations start early, at 7 am, and run until 2 pm.
Father’s Day features include grilled steak with fries; smoked brisket with cornbread, house-made pickles, and pimento mac and cheese; and the gluttonous “Dad-bod burger” slathered with bone marrow aioli and smoked pimento cheese, and garnished with crispy chicken skin. The menu will be served all day, from 10 am-10 pm.
Treat Dad to a meal that keeps on giving. The Mexican restaurant’s Fiesta Grill platter — which features bacon-wrapped shrimp, steak, chicken and sides — is only $19.99 on Father’s Day and comes with a $15 gift card good for a future visit. Open from 11 am-9 pm.
Take Dad to the Central Market Cooking School on Father's Day for two of his favorite things: grilling and beer. Watch and learn as the Central Market staff prepares Creole beer grilled shrimp; beer grilled corn with chile butter; buttermilk chive potato salad; garlic and beer marinated grilled chicken; and even grilled pound cake. Spots are going fast. Registration is $65 per person and the class begins at 5 pm.
Chef Point Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner
The gourmet gas station restaurant welcomes dads for stick-to-your-ribs dishes like lobster mac and cheese; pepper jack and crab-stuffed pork chops; veal osso bucco over horseradish mashed potatoes; and deep fried chicken with fluffy Belgian waffles. Open 10 am-8 pm on Father's Day. Reservations are encouraged.
Father’s Day Brewer’s Brunch at the Collective Brewing Project
Chef Jen Williams of JayCee Hospitality will visit the South Fort Worth brewery to prepare a three-course tasting menu with something for every dad’s palate. Menu highlights include a Texas tomato salad; duck leg confit with a duck egg over a duck fat biscuit; a beer-brined Texas Wagyu short rib with creamed lentil gravy on Texas toast (Williams’ version of the southern “S.O.S.”); and beer-battered Italian doughnuts. The menu is $30 with the option to add beer pairings for $10 more. A la carte menu options will be available. Brunch will be served from 12-4 pm on Father's Day.
Del Frisco’s Grille
A Father’s Day-only special steak cut includes a 16-ounce, 45-day dry-aged bone-out strip for $59. The restaurant recommends pairing with Catena Argentinian Malbec, as well as making reservations. Open 10 am-9 pm.
Man vs. Brunch at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Can Dad handle the smorgasbord that is brunch at the downtown luxury hotel? He’ll take on chili-rubbed whole-roasted pig; coffee-smoked beef brisket; venison chili; skillet mac and cheese with pulled pork or smoked chicken; and even a biscuit bar with pepper gravy, Texas honey, and sorghum syrup. Adults are $59 per person, and children ages 6 to 12 are $30. Seating is available from 11 am-3 pm, and reservations are needed.