Here's to Dad: Father's Day Is Sunday June 21st


Scenes from a pig roast at Chop Bar in Oakland. Photo from Facebook.

Hooray for Pops! Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday June 21st, and you want to be sure to show Dad a good time! Here are some ways to have fun that are way cooler than just buying him a necktie. Again.

For a grand old British-inspired time, get dad to brunch at ~THE CAVALIER~ for a prix-fixe menu with choices, including scones to begin the meal and sweet treats at the finish. They’ve also got special cocktails; brunch is $40 per person not including beverages. Then, in the evening, they have a special $70 roast dinner of prime rib for two, along with Yorkshire pudding and two sides. 360 Jessie St. at 5th St., 415-321-6000.

Is Dad into meat? Yeah? How about platters of pork? ~CHOP BAR~ is throwing a party at The Dock at Linden Street in Jack London Square, where they’ll be roasting five whole pigs and serving them with sides like corn bread, salads, and plenty of sauces. Beer and Fernet Branca will be available for $5. Oh, and there’s live music too. The event runs from 4pm to 8pm, and tickets are $20, available at the door. 95 Linden St. at 3rd St., Oakland, 510-834-2467.

If you’d rather celebrate dad on Saturday June 20th, don’t forget about ~EPIC STEAK~’s annual High on the Hog feast from 1pm to 4pm. This party is all about pork, with barbecue and other preparations from EPIC, as well as Homestead, 1300 on Fillmore, Wood Tavern, and Waterbar. The party is also a celebration of pinot noir, with selections from wineries like Domaine de la Côte, Goldeneye, Joseph Phelps, and Beauregard. The Henry Coopers will be providing live music, and the whole event is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, which will also be in attendance with puppies to meet and play with. Tickets are $65 per person. 369 The Embarcadero at Folsom, 415-369-9955.

You better be ready for one more pig roast, because that is what’s happening at ~PRESIDIO SOCIAL CLUB~ on Sunday June 21st starting at 4pm. The dinner includes a plate of roasted pork, salad, sides, and pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Dinner is $48 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

If your papa is into the idea of trying a little bit of everything in a beautiful setting, Picnic at the Presidio is the perfect pick. There are food trucks, restaurant stalls, drinks from Rye on the Road, and lawn games for rent. Plus, for Father’s Day you can reserve a special section of the lawn. For $100 you get a reserved blanket on the upper lawn with six Adirondack chairs, plus $50 in vouchers to spend on your vittles. Reserve here. Main Post Lawn, Montgomery St. at Lincoln.

~HOMESTEAD~ in Oakland is offering a three-course prix-fixe on Father’s Day from 4:30pm to 9pm. It’s a prime rib dinner, complete with horseradish salsa verde, roasted potatoes and greens, and a summer berry pie for dessert. Dinner is $55 per person. 4029 Piedmont Ave. at 40th St., 510-420-6962.

If Dad has a sweet tooth and likes beer, consider stopping at ~SIFT DESSERT BAR~ for their special dessert Pliny the Half Pint. They’ve partnered with Russian River Brewing to offer the five layers of Pliny the Elder-soaked brown sugar cake and Pliny mousse covered with a spiced orange glaze from Wednesday June 17th through Sunday June 21st. It’s $6, and available only at Sift’s San Francisco and Santa Rosa locations. 2411 California St. at Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-580-3030; 404-A Mendocino Ave. at 5th St., Santa Rosa, 707-703-4228.

Event Info

Saturday Jun 20, 2015 – Sunday Jun 21, 2015