Celebrate Father's Day by dining out this weekend

2013-06-13T00:00:00Z Celebrate Father's Day by dining out this weekend Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2013 12:00 am

An island getaway is one of the specials you'll find around Tucson on Father's Day. Ok, it's a luau. Sans the sand.

Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge, 4625 E. Broadway, will be hosting a luau with traditional island-style Kahlua pork, and the ubiquitous Hawaiian Islands' add-ons: macaroni salad, steamed rice, and, of course, pineapple upside-down cake. The special is $16.99. KonTiki will serve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, and the regular menu will also be available. Call 323-7193 for details.

Are brats more Dad's style? What about Blues and BBQ?Read on for more deals sure to make Dad's day.

It's always a good idea to make reservations. Prices are per person and exclude tax or tip.

Cup Cafe - 311 E. Congress St. Two specials for Dad's Day: House-smoked St. Louis-style ribs with a chipotle cherry BBQ glaze, green bean casserole, and a baked loaded sweet potato for $26 or opt for a 14-ounce grilled NY strip with roasted jalapeno mashed potatoes and calabacitas for $32. Specials are offered from 5-10 p.m. Sunday in addition to the regular menu. 798-1618.

Feast - 3719 E. Speedway. Brunch menu includes huevos rancheros with chorizo, pork osso bucco, lechon, bacon-wrapped sea scallops, and maple bacon ice cream. Brunch will be served 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., dinner till close with specials all day Sunday. Regular menu also available. Entrees range $11-$23. 326-9363.

Garden Bistro - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. The bistro is adding a few items to its brunch menu and taking reservations for Father's Day Brunch. Park admission is free for fathers. No admission necessary to visit bistro, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 742-6455, Ext. 501.

Gusto Osteria - 7153 E. Tanque Verde Road. Usually closed on Sundays, Gusto is making an exception for Dad. Light lunch fare with salads and appetizers, meat lasagna and desserts. Items range from $6-$14, along with a kids menu. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 722-9487.

Lodge on the Desert - 306 N. Alvernon Way. Chef Ryan's "MacDaddy ribs," grilled corn and potato salad special is $14 and will be served at lunch and dinner. There are $3 local draft beers all day long. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. 320-2014.

McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109 - 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona. Father's Day brunch with a selection of breakfast foods, includes beverage. The cost is $8 and proceeds benefit the community and veterans. 7-11 a.m. Sunday. 762-5652.

Noble Hops - 1335 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. There's a $12 special with bratwurst and potato, green pepper and onion hash. Beer specials, too. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. 797-4677.

The Parish Gastropub - 6453 N. Oracle Road. Blues and BBQ with live music by Buzz and the Soul Senders starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinner entrées include smoked beer chicken with spicy raspberry barbecue sauce, beef brisket with adobo sauce, and pecan-smoked jumbo shrimp. Entrees are $10-$18. 797-1233.

Hannah Gaber

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