Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Best Father’s Day 2011 events in Dallas-Fort Worth
We even have ideas for the hard-to-shop-for dad.
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Your dear old dad is the hardest person in the family to shop for. He already has the grill poker, the cigar accessories, and the battery-operated salt and pepper grinders -- with the built-in nightlight. We've found that often the best gift for dad is an activity instead of an item, so opt for a ticket to a concert or a dinner reservation.
The majority of Father's Day events in Dallas-Fort Worth are focused on food, but we bring you the gamut of dad's day doings.
Dads and lads:
Dads with kids might like Dads and Duct Tape Day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a quirky combination for dads who don't mind a little hands-on crafting. The Duct Tape wallet workshop (clearly the star of the whole ordeal) is from 2-4:30 p.m. Perhaps they got a little training from this couple?
Moms, if the kids don't have a present for dad yet, Watters Creek in Allen is having a free Father's Day party on Saturday. The little ones can make dad a baseball cap.
lads daughters looking for a special night together could have hit up Jason Terry's Father-Daughter Ball, but it's been postponed. Keep an eye out for that in the fall. Who wouldn't want to spend a night with JET, who's now a whole lot more famous than he was a few days ago?
The grill guy:
In Lewisville, you can learn how to make an outdoor bar at a free consultation. The buying of the bar? Not free.
The first 200 men into Lone Star Park on Sunday can vie for a gas grill. But this is for the dad who wants to work for his Father's Day gift: Contestants have to fish for the winning fish. If you lose, there's always beer.
Brunch, lunch, and dinner options for Father's Day abound. The brunch at Meddlesome Moth sounds particularly good: steak & eggs paired with Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale; and huevos rancheros with tequila-jalapeno salsa, paired with Brooklyn Lager.
At Highland Park Cafeteria, a meal topping out at just $10.99 includes prime rib and ham, zucchini muffins, veggies, and dessert. Piano prodigy William Lord will entertain guests.
See any that we missed? Suggest them in the comments section below.