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Always chivalrous with the “ladies first” order of holidays, it’s finally time to give the dads their due.

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From picking you up when you fell to countless hours spent pitching balls at the baseball diamond, dad has always been there for you. So how are you honoring him this Father's Day?

Maybe you’ve celebrated dad in past years by heading out for a hike (with a picnic lunch) or by giving your kids their first proper grilling tutorial. This year, make this Father’s Day different by starting a new tradition. And who better to inspire you than eight talented chefs — sons and/or fathers themselves — from around the country. From making your own “horrible drinks” to a pancake breakfast fiesta, find a tradition that appeals to you and give it a try.

Do you have a long-standing Father's Day tradition? Share it with us, below!

 

1. Glenn Harris, co-owner and executive chef at The Smith and Jane in New York City 

"Every year on Father’s Day, my son Max and I start the day off with bagels and smoked fish from Zucker's, then we go fishing (we keep our boat in Brooklyn). On the way back to the city, we stop for raw clams in Sheepshead Bay. We cook what fish we catch (usually striped bass) and we end the day watching the movie Big Daddy."  

Tradition to Start: If dad loves to fish, pack a lunch and head out on the boat. When you return at the end of the day, serve him his favorite rum drink then together prepare a grill feast for the family with fish tacos, figs, and vegetables.

 

2. Jacob Sessom, chef/owner at Table in Asheville, N.C. 

"I have two kids at home, sons ages 11 and 13. Every year, they leave for summer camp on Father’s Day, so we actually celebrate the Saturday of the weekend before. We fly down to Atlanta (Ga.) for the weekend and go to Restaurant Eugene for the tasting menu. One of my kids loves food, so he greatly enjoys it. The other not so much — he’s more of a pizza and watching movies at home kind of guy. When I'm home with the boys, though, I'd rather not cook with them since I spend so much time doing it at the restaurant. But we’ve been known to stand over cast-iron skillets, competing to see who can eat the most hot sauce-topped fried eggs. They’ll sometimes cook for me, too — their specialty is scrambled eggs."

Tradition to start: It’s the kids’ turn to rule the kitchen. Serve dad a plate of scrambled eggs or pancakes for breakfast (with help from mom or another adult, if they’re young), or prepare his favorite ham and Swiss sandwich for lunch. What you choose can be as simple or as complex as you’d like.

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This weekend is a great time to spend time with Dad and eat good food. Surprise him with a special Father’s Day meal at a restaurant in your city.

Boston

The Beehive- Drink mimosas and try the Steak and Eggs and the famous Beehive Prime Burger for brunch from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Drop by from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. for baby back ribs, Scottish Salmon with Frites, and a night of live blues.

Haru- Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at Haru from 11:30 A.M. to 11 P.M. This Japanese restaurant has appetizers such as rock shrimp tempura and calamari salad. The main course features chicken or salmon teriyaki or the chef’s choice of sushi and sashimi. Desserts include the deep fried bananas or the mocha ice cream.

Salvatore’s- This Italian restaurant created a Father and Son Cigars three-course menu to celebrate Dad’s special day. On June 15th, come by from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. for a taste of grilled beefsteak tomato and sweet onion. Down it with a special drink like the Purple Haze and finish the meal with a cigar.

estelle’s- Executive chef Eric Gburski created a weekend menu for June 14th to 16th, which features Southern food such as BBQ puller Pork Po’ Boy and Andouille sausage roasted oysters. Check out the beer list; there are seventy beers to choose from!

Kitchensurfing- If you love dining at restaurants but want to stay home, choose a chef from Kitchensurfing to cook and clean in your kitchen.

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Chicago

South Water Kitchen- Bring your beer-loving dad to a $60 five-course dinner on June 15th. Each course is paired with a beer, even the dessert, which is a salted caramel cake with Finche’s Secret Stache Stout.

Bistro Dre- After dinner, every father will get a free slice of cheesecake with strawberry sauce as well as a gift bag.

David Burke’s Primehouse- The steakhouse will serve special brunch and dinner items. Dads will also bring home a steak sandwich, pasta salad, and a peanut butter brownie in a bagged lunch.

deca Restaurant- For a boozy brunch buffet, go to deca Restaurant for beef, bourbon, and beer. The meal costs $79 per person.

Theory Chicago- Another brunch option is Theory Chicago, where you and your dad can order waffles, sandwiches, and breakfast dishes. Watch the U.S. Open as you both enjoy $3 Stella Drafts.

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Lets face it, behind every great Mom is an awesome Dad.

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