Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Best 2012 Father’s Day events in Dallas-Fort Worth
Read below for some serious dude stuff.
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This year for Father's Day, I asked a few dads what they really love to do on their special day. Is it about beer? Burgers? Beef? Their answers all pointed to yes, but the real thing these dads wanted was for their spouse or kids to just plan something thoughtful. Should it include beer, burgers, and beef, all the better. Maybe it just means a Sunday where dad doesn't have to wash all the cars. The yard work can wait.
With that in mind, we've come up with a short list of cool things to do with dad, and sure, some of them involve all those B's. They also involve quality time, which most dads would agree is really all they want.
Let's start with what we know. Flying Saucer on the Lake is hosting the Spring Beer Festival this weekend, and dad's name is all over it. Tickets are $40 to sample 12 of the 60 festival beers. If you want to make a day of it on Lake Ray Hubbard, wander over to the dock and rent a boat or jet ski. The view's also just as nice from the Saucer's patio.
Del Frisco's: heaven for carnivores. They're serving surf and turf -- an 8-ounce filet mignon and 8-ounce lobster tail -- for $79 in honor of Father's Day. He can add a bourbon peppercorn sauce just for the heck of it, and he should. He'll also get a Caesar or house salad, a side -- chateau potatoes, spinach supreme, baked potato, sautéed mushrooms or the vegetable of the day -- and a dessert. Happy Father's Day to the dad who probably will need a nap.
We're not giving away any spoilers when we tell you that the first episode of Dallas ends on the 50 yard line of Cowboys Stadium. See it for yourself! Take dad to The Fan Father's Day on the Field. The kids will get to kick a field goal while dad gets to fondle Super Bowl trophies and look-but-don't-touch the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
What kind of plans do you have for dad this year? Tell us in the comments section below.
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story.