The focus today is on one of the most important men in your life. He is practical, rock solid, no-nonsense, but you want to let Dad know you care. Below is a list of food and drink related gifts (some local, some from online sources) to tell Papa you are thinking of him and appreciate all he does. Get to work on finding the perfect gift for him soon--only 9 days until Father's Day. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
For the Daddy With a Sweet Tooth
~Delysia Chocolatier has some special chocolates for Dad this year. Ghost Pepper Chocolate Bark or the Gentleman Chocolate Truffle Collection will make him happy.
~Bribery Bakery has some dad-centric sweets ready for him: Mustache Macarons, German Chocolate Cake, Bourbon Caramel Pie, and Bacon Maple Donuts. Here's a tip--subscribe to their newsletter and get a discount on your purchase.
For the Gamblin' Man
~These teak wood vintage poker player dishes from ModernDruthers will be a win at his next poker night.
For the Dude Who Likes it Hot
~Weak in the Knees Gochujang Sriracha from Domino will make him sweat.
For the Sharp Guy
~Scoring a high quality, one of a kind, custom knife from Weige Knives usually requires a 10 month wait, but at the time of this post you can find 9 on sale online (kind of a big deal). You can also find a small selection in a few shops in Austin: Faraday Kitchen Store, Métier Cook's Supply and South Congress Hotel.
~This gorgeous knife stand at Kettle & Brine will make a serious impression.
For the Fella Who Likes a Well Made Drink
~On Friday, June 17th take him to a tasting by local distillers Treaty Oak in the Lenoir Wine Garden from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a Red Handed Bourbon Peach Basil Smash cocktail, and get a sneak-peak of Ghost Hill Whiskey slated to release later this year. This event is free and open to the public.
~Also at Lenoir, the Wine Garden will be open at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th. Take your pop to enjoy happy hour wine specials, 50% off select bottles until 7:00 p.m., with the swinging sounds of The Hot Club of Austin playing in the background.
~This oaking bottle, for use with wines or spirits, from Bespoke will wow him.
~A fancy cocktail mixing set from Kettle & Brine will make him feel like a cast member from Mad Men.
~Give him the gift of knowledge. Take him to a class taught by Freedman's Beverage Director, Brandon Garvey, at Kettle & Brine on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. Learn how to make Freedmen’s signature Whiskey Grapefruit Collins and Summer Old Fashioned while sampling Freedmen’s fine BBQ and drinks. You'll score extra point for the quality time you spend together. Plus, Dads who attend with their father or their child receive 10% off.
The Best of the Rest
~The bourbon or single malt flavors from Daneson Toothpicks (order by June 10 for delivery by Father's Day) will be the pièce de résistance post-brunch (Chicon, Dai Due, Odd Duck or Salt Time would be great spots to score a reservation now). Also found at Weathered Coalition at Rock Rose in the Domain.
~A S'well Bottle will keep him hydrated all summer long. Found locally at Central Market, Breed & Company and St. Bernard.