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How To Treat Your Dad To A Meaty Father’s Day

There are those of you who like to plan your Father’s Day ahead of time, and others who tend to wait until the last minute to figure something out. There’s no wrong away to go about it, just as long as whatever you do comes from the heart.

For example, my dad’s a guy with simple tastes. He LOVES meat. Rather than picking up a new shirt or wristwatch this year for Father’s Day, I began thinking up a few different experiences I could share with my father.

Here are some easy to execute activities I came up for my dad. Hopefully they inspire you to come up with some that fits yours!


Grab That ‘Cue

My dad loves barbecue. Give him a well-smoked brisket, sweet fall-off-the-bone ribs, some cheddar jalapeño sausages, and he’ll be a happy man. If your pops is the same, then find a good BBQ joint open on Father’s Day and treat him to a little of everything.

We’re talking brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, wings, sausages, and whatever sides your poppa’s heart desires.

Now if it’s anything like the Hog Heaven, that massive off-the-wall BBQ Birthday Cake, just make sure you bring a few extra family members to help you pick it apart. That thing’s massive.

Steak Recipe Free-For-All

Some of my best memories with my dad are simply the two of us cooking together, grilling meat, and frying fish.

Not too long ago, the Foodbeast editorial team were sent different cuts from this company called  Porter Road. Each person was tasked with creating a dish from a specific cut of meat: tri-tip, petite sirloin, shoulder tender, and flap.

As someone who looks for father figures wherever I go, it was interesting to see how my coworkers functioned in a kitchen setting and the dynamic between everyone when in full cooking mode.

Perhaps just running to the nearest Costco and picking up a few random cuts of meat, blasting some Carlos Santana on the stereo and just getting creative in the kitchen is something dad would enjoy.

Did Someone Say Hot Chicken?

Popular DTLA-based Howlin’ Ray’s is lauded for their Nashville Hot fried chicken. What they’re also known for is that ridiculously long line that rounds the block. If your dad is someone who appreciates an immaculate piece of fried chicken, I recommend taking him here.

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Sure, you’re guaranteed a multi-hour wait for your meal but that simply gives you plenty of time to catch up with him while you inch closer to the storefront.

Now, if you’re not based near Los Angeles, the same theory applies for any dope spot whose lines rival a sneaker drop. Just pick a restaurant, put on some comfy shoes, and get yourselves ready for some genuine conversation while you wait.

Let’s Hit The Grill

If your dad is someone who enjoys manning the grill, set everything up for him this weekend.

Put together a few quick and easy recipes and have everything prepped and marinated ahead of time. Clean out the grill, smoker or stove and have everything preheated and ready to go.

Once your dad is up and about this Sunday, all you have to do is hand him a beer, a pair of tongs, and pull up a chair with him.

All he’ll have to do is watch the flames, tend to the meat, and share an ice-cold brew with his kid.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Father’s Day Sunday!

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Dad Uses His Amazing Voice To Get His Baby Son To Eat His Veggies

On more than one occasion, I’ve had to beg my father to stop singing. Nobody wants to hear a 59-year-old Egyptian-American man with a very noticeable accent sing “Hotel California” while making up his own lyrics here and there (“Zis is a lovely face, in zis ze lovely blace”).

One father and musician, known as Charles Only on YouTube, uses his golden pipes to lull his small human child into a false sense of deliciousness. As the notes began pouring out of his mouth like molten gold and rainbows, his tiny spawn immediately starts beaming with what can only be assumed is excitement and pride. Frolicking in a metaphorical pool of his own joy, Baby Green-On-Beans blindly opens his mouth and allows his papa to shovel the horrible spoonfuls of the vegetable in there.

Unfortunately, this kid will likely grow up to become that one kid that sings everything he’s doing. Still, it’s better than being 27 years old and having to ask your father to stop singing his version of Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, which features a few lyrics that I’m pretty certain he changed in order to dissuade any listeners (namely me) from the evils of masturbating (“Cuz if you like, ze way, you look zis much, you still should never ever touch yourself”).

This video is actually only one of 15+ videos featuring Charles Only singing to his baby, and every single one of them is just as adorable as this one. Click here to follow the adventures of Charles Only and his happy, healthy, vegetable-loving son.

 

 

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This Awesome Dad Uses Coffee Mugs To Turn His Kids Into Superheroes

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Some dads just know how to have fun with their kids. Threadless’ Lance Curran uses coffee mugs with a collection of characters from popular culture to cover his kids faces.

In what he called his “Breakfast Mugshot” series, Curran turns his kids into iconic figures from comic books, movies and television. Characters include popular Marvel and DC superheroes and kids cartoon characters.

Check out some of the hilarious posts below or follow his Instagram for more.

 

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The Best Last-Minute Foodie Gifts To Buy Your Dad This Father’s Day

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Photo courtesy of Bjarki Halldorsson

So you tackled Mother’s Day with ease (candles or flowers, duh) but now Father’s Day has arrived and you are at a loss. Your creative juices are completely drained. Luckily, we have some great gift ideas for Dads who love food almost as much as you do. And let’s be honest, whose Dad doesn’t love food?

Check out some of our picks below for the coolest and most unique gifts for Dads who love grilling, beer and other manly food-related things.

Monogrammed Beer Mugs

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Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

William-Sonoma has a great set of 4 beer mugs that will send Dad over the moon. Everyone knows a good beer mug is a sign of a true beer drinker. The next time Dad has friends over to watch the game, they’ll all be jealous of his expertly crafted glass mug. These babies can also be stored in the freezer, which will totally change the way your Dad drinks his booze.

Omaha Steaks

Grilled BBQ T-Bone Steak

Photo by Brent Hofacker

 Your Dad will be drooling once he sets his eyes on his box of fresh Omaha Steaks. They’re basically a slam dunk. Omaha Steaks is offering a Father’s Day New York Strip Combo with 2 strip steaks, 4 burgers and 4 jumbo franks. Hopefully you can convince your Dad to share…

 

Charcoal Smoker

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Your Dad will be chomping at the bit to try out this handy-dandy smoker. You can practically smoke anything in this baby – meat, seafood and vegetables just got real interesting. Also, this smoker can easily be set up in your backyard. You’ll only be moments (or maybe hours) away from mind-blowing brisket, pulled pork and other authentic BBQ dishes.

 

Grillin’ Goggles

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Protect his eyes! Nobody wants grease spattering into your Dad’s eyes from the grill – you’d be silly not to snag him these super slick looking goggles. Not only will your dad be cooking dinner in a safer manner, but he’ll look cooler than anyone else grilling on the block.

Looking for an activity for the both of you? Try your hand at grilling with Dad. Who knows? You may be able to school him on the art of the perfect grill mark.

 

Beer of the Month Club

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 Photo by Dave Lidbury

So maybe you and your siblings will have to split even on this present, but trust me, it’s worth it. You can choose a US beer membership, an international beer membership, or a little bit of both. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Every month, when the next beer shipment is delivered, your dad will continually be reminded of how awesome his kids are.

 

Popcorn Maker

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Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Okay, so your Dad doesn’t cook. He’s way more of a chill-on-the-couch and watch-the-game kind of guy. No worries, a popcorn maker is the perfect gift. This popcorn maker has all of the bells and whistles from a self-cleaning feature to a popper that can make healthier popcorn without oil. Check out Spoon’s homemade popcorn toppings for ideas on how to pimp out your Dad’s snack.

 

Cinnamon Whiskey Infusion Kit

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Photo courtesy of World Market

Fireball might not be your Dad’s speed, but this kit lets Dad feel like a real scientist by giving him the chance to make his own version of a grown-up fireball. With super easy instructions and all natural ingredients, not only is this present affordable and cool, it’s super easy to use. We can only hope that Dad will share this, too.

Written by Gilliandukoff of Spoon University