Father's Day Dining Guide
Father’s Day Dining Guide- Where to take every type of Dad on his Special Day

Father’s Day celebrates the dads who work hard, love and support us, and teach us lessons about life. On June 21, treat Dad to a meal that celebrates him, for all his quirky, dorky, and amazing traits. These 12 San Diego restaurants offer different options, catering to all the different dads out there-find the ultimate fit and give dad the day he deserves!
 
For the country dad: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, located on 144 acre
s in the heart of the San Pasqual Valley, is the perfect stop for a special Father’s Day BBQ. At 
12pm and 2pm, French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty will be cooking up some delicious barbecue. Set to the tunes of live country music, this Father’s Day hoedown is a perfect place for dads and kids to enjoy a day in the country together. An ice cream cart will be serving up sweet treats, and pony, carriage, and trail rides can be pre-booked for a memorable day on The Ranch. Prices range from $44.95 for those 12 and above, $25.00 for those ages 11 and under and $5.00 for kids age 4 and under. Make your reservation for this special meal by calling 760.871.6494 or emailing The Ranch atinfo@bandycanyon.com today!
 
For the dad who loves the beach and brunch: Located in the heart of Pacific Beach,The Duck Dive is the perfect stop after a morning surf or swim with your dad. For Father’s Day, Duck Dive is offering a special breakfast to celebrate father’s everywhere. For $30, you and your dad can enjoy a full brunch buffet. Make the meal complete by adding on bottomless mimosas for an extra $10.
 
Backyard Kitchen & Tap has an indoor/outdoor bar and big open windows to let your dad enjoy the breeze off the Pacific with his Crab and Lobster Benedict or Steak & Eggs. This casual PB eatery is located on Garnet, steps from the water, for another great pre- or post- ocean option.
 
Head out to the lazy surf town of Encinitas and grab breakfast at Union Kitchen & Tap. Biscuits and Gravy, Cornbread Waffles, and Brioche French Toast are just a few of the tasty menu options available. Relax in the San Diego sun and dine on a delicious brunch at one of these beachy restaurants for a wonderful Father’s Day by the shore.
 
For the French dad:Transport Dad back to the streets of Paris with the iconic French pastries and breads baked at Le Parfait Paris. For $27, this delicious bakery is offering a special Father’s Day brunch. Choose from an entrée of Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame, or Toast d’Azur, pair it with a beverage (juice, mimosa or coffee) and round out the meal with a chocolate éclair made just for Dad for his special day.  
 
For the Italian dad: Fresh pasta, wood oven pizzas, and entrees made with high quality, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients make Double Standard Kitchenetta the Italian (or Italian food loving!) dad’s dream. This whimsical, downtown restaurant is the perfect place to split a Lasagna Pizza with your dad after a day of sightseeing in the Gaslamp. Pair the Spicy Pappardelle Bolognese pasta and an Italian wine or craft beer for a quality Italian Father’s Day meal.
 
 
 
For the steak lover:Coronado’s Shima Japanese Steakhouseoffers Teppanyaki table cooked meals for an exciting Father’s Day dinner. Enjoy a Rib Eye or Filet Mignon cooked in front of you for a truly memorable meal. To really treat your steak-loving dad, order the Akaushi - 100% wagyu steak grilled in garlic butter and mushrooms for a gourmet experience. The restaurant’s stunning décor and family friendly environment make it a great choice for an enjoyable Father’s Day in Coronado.
 
For the dad who can’t get enough seafood: After a day at the beach, treat dad to a lunch or dinner at Fish Shop. With three locations in Encinitas,Pacific Beach, and Hermosa Beach, Fish Shop is the perfect stop for the freshest catch. Enjoy building your own fish tacos, salad, sandwiches, or plate. Try the award winning TKO Taco, or grub on local favorites like Shrimp ‘n Chips and the Lobster Lumpia.
 
Perhaps your dad prefers his fish wrapped in seaweed and paired with a flight of premium sake? If this is the case, head out to North Park’s Saiko Sake & Sushi Bar. This hip sushi restaurant features New Style Rolls, Sashimi, and Nigiri. With fresh fish chosen daily by Executive Chef Anthony Pascale, Saiko will give your dad a sushi experience like none other. Flights of sake are offered, along with food pairing suggestions to enjoy the full flavors of the meal.  
 
For the dad who loves wings and beer: Treat dad to an ice cold beer and a plate full of wings at Solana Beach’sPillbox Tavern. With 13 different types of house made sauces to choose from, Dad will have more than enough options to satisfy his craving for wings. Try some extra hot Habanero BBQ and Fire Island wings for a fiery Father’s Day dinner. Keep it mild with Chef Shelly’s BBQ wings or classic Old Bay dry rubbed wings. Pillbox’s beer selection is made up of rotating local craft beers, giving dad plenty of choices to wash his wings down with.
 
For the dad who loves his beer and bourbon: Head downtown for a boozy brunch at barleymashThis Sunday brunch offers a decadent menu that incorporates beer, bourbon, and other spirits into every dish. From 10am-2pm, Dad can pair his Brown Ale Biscuits and Gravy or B’Fast Burger with a drink from the Mimosa or Bloody Mary bar to kick start his special day. If your dad is a fan of bacon and a beverage, the When Pigs Fly Bacon Flight combines the best of both worlds—a selection of alcohol infused bacons are cured and cooked in house, creating a flavorful sampling for your brunching pleasure.    
  
For the dad that’s all about BBQ: Hillcrest’s award winning Brazen BBQ is the ultimate stop for a dad who loves a heaping plate of finger lickin’ good barbecue. Straight from the pit boss, try a rack of Baby Back Ribs or Slow Smoked Chicken. For a dad with a hearty appetite, order the Big Ass Burger, topped with burnt brisket ends, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, house-made mushroom sauce and a fried egg.
 

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FLAG DAY FUN FACTS:
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Fly your flag this weekend!
 
Why red, white and blue? To the original members of the Continental Congress, red stood for hardiness and courage, white for purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance and justice.
Why thirteen stars and stripes? They represented the thirteen American colonies which rallied around the new flag in their fight against the British for self-governance.

The thirteen colonies included Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

To this day, thirteen stripes still commemorate the original colonies. Instead of thirteen stars, today the number of stars on the US flag has grown to 50, representing every state in the Union.
 

Sunday, June 28

Canyon Crest Academy
8:00-Noon
Admission $2/adults, Children 12 and under free
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Summer Safari Asia at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 29 - August 16, 2015
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily 
Summer Safari Asian Celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an extravaganza of drumming, acrobatics, martial arts and more. From the moment guests enter the Safari Park they are immersed in Asian-themed festivities and up-close encounters with fascinating animals.

At Summer Safari, guests can be amazed by contortionists, awed by lion dancers and foot jugglers, move to the beat of Taiko drummers, and marvel at martial art demonstrations. Summer Safari is a wild party sure to be enjoyed by guests of all ages! Performances take place at Safari Base Camp with multiple shows scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

In addition to great Asian-themed entertainment, Summer Safari offers extraordinary opportunities to see a diverse array of wildlife including tigers at the Tull Family Tiger Trail; lemurs at Lemur Walk; a cheetah reaching full sprinting speed at Shiley's Cheetah Run; and unique and amazing birds at the Frequent Flyers Bird Show!

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