15 great dishes for Dad this Father’s Day weekend

Dads don’t quite get the same love as mom on their special holidays. There are fewer fancy prix fixe brunch menus and bottomless mimosas to draw you in. But you should still show dad some love, whether at a special brunch or dinner. I compiled 15 dishes that Dad might love. When I think of Dad food, I think of straight-ahead dishes that give comfort and don’t challenge Dad’s vocabulary too greatly. Of course, I realize some dads are vegetarians or pescetarians or hate eating out or whatever; well, this isn’t a list for them.

Beef short rib Benedict at Freedmen’s. (Credit: Ashlyn Allison)

BRUNCH

Shrimp and grits ($19.95) at Chez Zee

Huevos rancheros ($10) at El Naranjo

Beef Short Rib Benedict ($35) with house-made buttermilk biscuits at Freedmen’s and available by pre-order only

Pastrami hash ($15) at Launderette

Broxton Burger ($15), made with brisket, lamb and pancetta, at L’Oca d’Oro

Whole grilled quail, soft boiled egg, greens, cornbread, pecan ($21) at Odd Duck 

Dim sum (various prices) on Sunday at Wu Chow

DINNER

Sausage pizza ($15) at Bufalina

Pastrami sandwich ($14) at lunch or pork chop ($31) at dinner at Dai Due

Blue Beard durum spaghetti cacio e pepe ($16) at Emmer & Rye

Pappardelle with oxtail ragu ($17/$31) at Juniper

Wagyu strip with Southern sideboard for two ($120) at Olamaie

Fried chicken with red chile and buttermilk dressing ($31) at Pitchfork Pretty

Confit brisket tacos with black magic oil at Suerte ($15)

Capelletti with ricotta in brown butter and sage sauce ($17) and dry-aged porterhouse “la Fiorentina” at Red Ash ($2.95/ounce)