What To Do For Father’s Day: The Foodie Edition

Learn about food and spirits-related Father’s Day specials around the Northern Virginia area.

Father's Day on the water / Courtesy of Entertainment Cruises

By Allison Michelli

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Feed dad’s appetite by giving him a present that he is sure to love.

For the Fancy Foodie
2941 Restaurant in Falls Church will be featuring a la carte menu options for lunch and dinner, a three-course lunch prix fixe menu ($50 pp) and a five-course dinner tasting menu ($90 pp). Dishes include potato crusted rockfish, crispy soft shelled crab, short rib and chocolate tiramisu. / 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church.

Join The Restaurant at Potowmack Farm on June 15 for a Father’s Day inspired brunch featuring local, organic and seasonal ingredients. Event is from 11 a.m.2 p.m. / 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville.

Go surf and turf with The Wine House in Fairfax for Father’s Day brunch.  Menu features petite filet and lobster. For dinner the theme is Rack it Up Night! Dine on rack of veal, rack of lamb and rack of wild boar. /  3950 University Drive Suite 212, Fairfax.

 For the Music Lover
Spend a relaxing Father’s Day sipping wine and enjoying the sounds of Marcus Johnson with the Dave Wilson Quartet and Night and Day at the 10th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival.  Event is June 15, noon – 7 p.m. and will be held on the Manassas Museum lawn. Tickets can be purchased online. $30 taster, $20 non-taster /Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas.

For the Carnivore 
Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington will be hosting a Father’s Day a la carte brunch and dinner. The menu features  hearty dishes like grilled bison chops and Ossabaw pork chops marinated with coco-chili rub and rhubarb currant chutney along with 10 types of moonshine, 20 draft beers and over 23 bourbons and craft cocktails. Dads will also receive a complimentary goodie bag, which includes house-made bison jerky and BBQ spices. / 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington.

What says Happy Father’s Day more than a box of cured meats? Buy dad a monthly subscription to the Carnivore Club, a cured meat of the month club featuring artisan cured meats from around the world. A monthly subscription will run you $50 or try commitment free for only one month for $55. 

For the Brewmaster
Half-priced pints at Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Warrenton. Santa Maria-style barbecue dinner courtesy of Chef Beckles Foods, LLC. / 7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton.
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Purcellville will be offering tastings and tours on Sunday, June 15 from 1—5 p.m. Gourmet gift baskets will also be available to purchase and includes a bottle of dad’s favorite Catoctin Creek spirit and other locally-inspired goods. / 120 W Main St, Purcellville.
For the On-the-Go Dad
Pick-up a BBQ Bag to Go from Society Fair in Alexandria. Bag includes pulled pork with coleslaw and potato rolls, barbecue chicken, summer tomato salad, potato salad and honey corn bread. Bags are $75 and serve four. Or indulge dad with Todd Thrasher’s Spiced Rum Kit. Kit is $30 and includes a tin of spices, a tin of sugars, glass jar, and funnel (rum not included).  Products can be bought online or by calling 703-683-3247. / 277 South Washington St., Alexandria.
For the Outdoorsman
Treat dad to a day of fishing and barbecue at Great Country Farms Father’s Day Fish-a-Rama Contest. Enjoy a spin tackle and fly casting demonstration given by Bryan Kelly a 1994 BASS Master Qualifier and  Potomac River Fishing Guide. /18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont.
Take dad on a scenic cruise of the nation’s capital with Odyssey Cruises and Spirit Cruises. Enjoy food, wine, and entertainment on the water.
For the No-Frills Father
Just say “BFD”  (Burgers for Dad) at The Counter in Reston and dad can get a free burger on Father’s Day. 11922 Democracy Drive, Reston.
Pizzeria Orso will be offering the first 100 dads a BOGO pizza offer with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value. / 400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church.