It’s Saturday, you’re enjoying a nice afternoon and then you realize… tomorrow is Father’s Day and you have no idea how you’re going to repay your old man. That’s where we can help. With restaurant options to gift ideas, we did all the dirty work so that you can relax and focus on spending a nice afternoon with your one and only Pops:
WHAT TO EAT
Bludsos BBQ (For the Meat Lover Dad)
What says thanks for everything better than treating him out to some good ol’ fashioned Texas-style barbecue? Take him to Bludsos on La Brea and catch a summer Dodger’s game on TV over a beer or two, or three… or four, while feasting on some of the best barbecue you can find in the city.
Bludsos BBQ – 609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Blue Plate Oysterette (For the Seafood Lover Dad)
If you want to impress your old man, you can tell him you had 50 live lobsters flown in from the East Coast just for him. He doesn’t have to know that Blue Oysterette whips up a mean New England-style Lobster Bake from lobsters actually flown in from New England… All of the featured seafood – clams, mussels, and king crab – will be prepared in a large pot over hot beach stones, seaweed, herbs, aromatics, and Old Bay seasoning. But wait, there’s more! The pot is then topped off with corn, potatoes, and Andouille sausage so that you can be sure you’ll both leave satisfied.
Blue Plate Oysterette – 8048 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Culina LA (World Famous Sunday Brunch)
If you’re looking to take him out for some Italian cuisine with a modern twist this Father’s Day, you should definitely head out to Culina LA. Enjoy a drink out on the patio and let Four Seasons Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier take care of the eats. Culina will be serving a special made-to-order selection of everything from Alaskan King Crab Claws to Roasted Prime Rib and more. Follow up an amazing meal with pastry Chef Federico’s house-made gelato and donuts to round out your special afternoon. When you put it that way, it’s really no wonder why their Sunday brunch is world-famous, making it the perfect place to spend Father’s Day.
Culina LA – 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Lazy Dog Restaurant (For the Laidback Dad)
If planning out an elaborate Sunday with your dad isn’t exactly your thing, you can keep it real laidback and casual by heading over to Lazy Dog Café in Torrance, CA. On their menu, you’ll find a selection of comfort food classics reworked the Lazy Dog way. Bring the family with you this Father’s Day and as the good people over at Lazy Dog would say, “Sit. Stay. Play”.
Lazy Dog Restaurant – 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance CA 90503
Beer Belly K-Town (Wildcard)
If you’re looking for a more bar-like feel with some properly done comfort food, head over to Beer Belly K-Town for a casual experience. Why order regular fries when you get some Duck Fat Fries? At Beer Belly, you’ll find regular comfort food options redone as gourmet food options, accompanied by a selection of fine craft beers that’ll be sure to leave you and your Dad satisfied.
Beer Belly K-Town – 532 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Sweet Rose Creamery
You can’t follow up your special brunch with just any old dessert. So why not treat your Dad to the dessert he deserves? Head over to Sweet Rose Creamery on Beverly Blvd and treat your old man to some of the best artisan ice cream in the city. Whether you’re just stopping by for something simple like an ice cream sandwich or chocolate dipped banana, or whether you stop by for a take-home pick up like S’mores pie, you can be sure that you and your dad’s your sweet tooth will be satisfied here.
Sweet Rose Creamery – 7565 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Salt & Straw
In the adventurous mood? Take your Dad down to Salt & Straw on Larchmont Blvd and try some of their amazing offbeat ice cream flavors. You’ll find everything from Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper to Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache and much more. If you’re stuck on gift ideas, they have pints for sale, t-shirts, bags of coffee beans, and much more merchandise available while you pick out which flavor you’re going to get.
Salt & Straw – 240 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
WHAT TO BUY
Blind Barber “The Regimen” Grooming Kit
You can never go wrong buying your Dad grooming essentials. Why not buy him some a quality trio of shaving goods – watermint gin facial cleanser, shave cream, and soothing aftershave? You can find it online at Blind Barber’s website, but if you don’t have time to wait for shipping and want to treat your Dad to a haircut and whiskey on the rocks for Father’s Day, stop by their store in Culver City and grab the “Regimen Kit”.
Soma x Intelligentsia Coffee Kit
Soma has teamed up with the experts at Intelligentsia Coffee to create an awesome limited edition gift that any coffee-drinking Dad would love. The Soma x Intelligentsia Coffee Kit features Soma’s high quality carafe, Intelligentsia x Soma custom coffee, and a classic “World’s Greatest” mug and erasable marker. Make sure you get on this gift quick, it’ll only be available for a limited time and only a limited number of kits will be sold.
BK Spice Rubs
For the Dad who loves barbecuing and wants to upgrade his dry-rub game, well-seasoned chef Bruce Kalman is offering a selection of the best-handcrafted blends of herbs and spices. The BK Blends are artfully prepared and can add an extra kick to anything that you’re cooking. Select from one of four offerings and show your gratitude this Father’s Day.