AUSTIN, TX — The 2020 version of Father's Day will be unlike those of the past, what with the continuing need to practice safeguards amid an age of the coronavirus. But with adherence to physical distancing guidelines and with a protective face covering at the ready, you can still treat dear old dad for that special meal.
Think curbside service and/or takeout. Several Austin restaurants are planning specially tailored culinary offerings for Dad's big day on Sunday, June 21. Below are some of the more interesting offerings.
Contigo Catering & Dispatch is hosting three days of classic drive-in movies for Father's Day weekend at Gingerland Ranch, June 19-June 21. Food & beverage will be provided by Contigo Catering and includes focaccia pizzas, green chile chicken sandwiches, blackberry bourbon lemonade and more. Drive-in movie tickets include dinner by Contigo Catering & a movie for $87 per couple (cocktails, beer & wine available for add on purchase). See movie line up, get tickets and preorder food & drink at www.contigodispatch.com/s/order#28.
The “DUDE” Box by Contigo Catering & Dispatch: Tell dad he’s THE dude with the “DUDE” box from Contigo Catering & Dispatch. Curated with Tellicherry honey pepper beef jerky, maple old fashioned kit, smoked allium bbq sauce and “the library” candle from Alaina & Co. $45. Order at www.contigodispatch.com/s/order.
Image courtesy of El Cabrito.
This Austin Staple on South Lamar will reopen its dining room doors for brunch starting Sunday, June 21 — just in time for a Father's Day celebration. Brunch will be available for dine-in Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as takeout from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dine-in is available by reservation via OpenTable and walk-in. Guests can place their pickup orders online. The takeout menu is available here, and the dine-in menu is here.
The camarones envueltos at El Naranjo. Photo courtesy of Resplendent Hospitality.
Celebrate Father's Day with Taco Family Meal and Fajita Family Meals. Both packages are available in two sizes: regular (serves 4-6) and large (serves 6-8), and can be ordered online at www.FuzzysTacoShop.com or by calling your local shop to place your order.
The Taco Family Meal is available for $35 for regular size, and $50 for large, and includes:
Choice of two meats – shredded chicken, seasoned ground beef, spicy pork or grilled veggies (fajita beef, fajita chicken, grilled shrimp or shredded brisket are available for an additional charge)
Choice of two sides – borracho beans, black beans, refried beans, cilantro-lime rice, Mix-Mex rice
Chips, queso and salsa
All fixings – tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, feta, garlic sauce, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Butt Burnin’ Sauce
The Fajita Family Meal is available for $55 for regular size, and $70 for large, and includes:
Choice of meat with veggies – fajita beef, fajita chicken, or a combination of both (shrimp is available for an additional charge)
Choice of two sides - borracho beans, black beans, refried beans, cilantro-lime rice, Mix-Mex rice
All fixings – guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, tortillas
Sopapilla bites and icing
To find a location near you please visit www.Fuzzy'sTacoShop.com.
Photo courtesy of Fuzzy's Taco Shop.
Father's Day Steak Kits and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake will be available for purchase/pre-order. Launderette will continue to take pre-orders online or over the phone on Friday, June 19. Here's what's in store:
Father's Day Steak Kits at Launderette:
2 Steak Pack: $78
4 Steak Pack: $148
Steak Kit Includes:
- Perfect steaks made easy - 44 Farms 12 oz. NY Strip Steaks sous vide to medium rare & ready to crisp on the grill or in a cast iron skillet
- Duchess Potatoes
- Asparagus with piquillo romesco, garlic aioli
- Pull-apart dinner rolls
- Reheat instructions
Father's Day Dessert at Launderette:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake - $24
*Pre-order Father's Day items online or over the phone (512) 382-1599 by Friday, June 19.
Photo courtesy of Launderette.
The folks at McAlister's have been offering up some sweet surprises throughout June, with a special one planned for Father's Day:
Treat dad to a free nachos basket that he can share with the family or enjoy all by himself!
The offer is valid on June 21 for one free nacho basket with the purchase of an entrée at participating locations with promo code NACHOS4DAD.
Purchases may be redeemed online, in-app or in-restaurant. Additional restrictions may apply.
The folks at Old Thousand alerted to their Father's Day offering with this cryptic message: "Grill & Chill Meal Package from Old Thousand: The feast worth 1,000 words." Preorder Old Thousand’s Grill & Chill package available on Sundays. $50 includes one meat (whole smoked chicken or smoked beef ribs) and four Asian BBQ style sides. Side options include 10-spice baked beans, duck egg potato salad, chino elote, lemon ginger pickles, kimchi Mac salad, and banana pudding mooncakes. Serves 2-4 people, cocktails, beer & wine are also available to go. Order by calling (737) 222-6637. View menu under Weekly Preorder Menu.
Behold: Smoked beef ribs. Photo courtesy of Old Thousand.
Dads eat free on Father's Day at all locations, able to enjoy a complimentary entree, side and non-alcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) from an expansive menu when they show their Pluckers Club or Pluckers Club Lite membership on the Pluckers mobile app upon arrival.
Additionally, Pluckers is offering their full menu for takeout and delivery orders. Dads will get a free Holy Macaroni with a $30 minimum purchase. Online orders can be made at order.pluckers.com.
Pluckers menu includes such fan favorites as Fried Pickles, Holy Macaroni, the Bypass Burger topped with bacon, cheddar, grilled onions, and jalapeños, and the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. Additionally, Pluckers will offer their famous wings paired with signature sauces Buffalo, Spicy BBQ, or Spicy Ranch, along with unique flavors Fire in the Hole, Ginger Peach Sriracha, Gochujang, Spicy Mandarin, and the newest flavor, Jamango Jerk.
For more information on Father’s Day at Pluckers, please visit www.pluckers.com.
A super dad deserves a Superthing coffee subscription. Popular coffee shop, Patika roasts its own coffee bean blends right in the Hill Country, with custom bean subscriptions available. All of Superthing’s beans are single-origins sustainably sourced from small farms in the world’s top growing regions. View subscription options here, with whole bean, French press, drip coffee, and espresso grind options available.
Photo courtesy of Superthing.
Just in time for Father’s Day, Whataburger is serving up a new buy one, get one deal. Now through June 28 at participating locations, guests can purchase one Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich and get a second one free. The offer is redeemable online only for quick and convenient curbside pickup or delivery.
To redeem this offer, sign in to an existing Whataburger account or open a new account by downloading the free Whataburger App from the App Store or Google Play. You can also order online at Whataburger.com.
If you need a last-minute gift for Dad, check out the chain's new Father’s Day items and more at Whatastore.com. While prices vary by product, free shipping is included on orders $50 or more and you can use code DAD at checkout for a $5 restaurant gift card.
Photo courtesy of Whataburger.
Fun and food abound at Scholz this weekend, including during Father's Day. Check out the offerings:
June 18: International Picnic Day:Executive Chef Brandon Hannah has created a special picnic basket for 2 to celebrate International Picnic Day. Picnic baskets include cold fried chicken, hot sauce, pretzel crisps, corn salad, potato salad, white cheddar pimento cheese, haus pickled goods, banana pudding, and a bottle of wine or six-pack of cold beer. Baskets are $50, and Scholz will be taking pre-orders via phone (512) 474-1958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 20: The Long Time, Spaceflight Records and Historic Scholz Garten Present: Episode 3 of the Lone Run DerbyAiring at 5pm on IGTV, enjoy music, comedy, special guests, and lonely baseball - with a $10 doornation benefiting HAAM. The lineup will all be via live stream from remote locations, and includes: Asleep at the Wheel; Erika Winnerstrom; The Tender Things; Texadelic; and Terry Allen. Scholz will offer a Longtime Sandlot Package to enjoy while watching the livestream. The package includes 6 All Beef Hot Dogs, 6 Buns, Mustard, Relish, Jalapenos, Onions, Big Bag o' Peanuts, Cracker Jack, Sixer of Karbach Cold Beer & Sixer of Rambler Sparkling Water. Grab it Hot 'N' Ready or take home to throw on the grill. Preorder at email@example.com.
June 21, 12-3pm: Dad's Day at Historic Scholz GartenScholz Garten is gearing up for Father’s Day Weekend with a Dad’s Day Out celebration in the Biergarten complete with backyard BBQ and beer specials, complimentary corn dog bites and all the Journey tunes your heart desires from Departure ATX playing live in the Garten from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. Social distancing regulations will still apply with guests limited to table seating only, no more than 10 guests in a group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Or perhaps dad might enjoy the Father's Day Weekend Ultimate Grill & Chill Package if the family is celebrating at home. Available for $100 for curbside pickup only, the package includes all the following:
Image courtesy of Scholz Garten.