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Guide To Father's Day In Chicago

Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st. Here are some fun gift ideas and ways to celebrate with dad this weekend in the city.

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Green City Market
1817 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Saturday, June 20th - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Let Dad fill his grill with meat bought straight from the farmers who raised it and with veggies picked the morning you buy them. While you're there, pick up a copy of the Green City Market Cookbook and discover new ways to grill the classics. You can also buy Dad tickets to the Green City Market BBQ Thursday, July 16. The Green City Market will be hosting its 15th annual Chef BBQ Benefit 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16 in Lincoln Park, featuring the who's who of Chicago's culinary scene. It makes the perfect father's day gift for the foodie dad in your life.

Vintage Garage Chicago
5051 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 21st - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On June 21st, Chicagoans and their dads can peruse 100 of the best vintage dealers in the Midwest with everything from antiques to midcentury, vintage furniture, industrial, art, vintage clothing, kitsch and jewelry. In June vendors will bring their best "Mantiques" and vinyl records are showcased with our Record Ramp. They will also have dedicated record dealers along with vendors saving their vinyl for the Father's Day Show.

Lottie's Pub
1925 W Cortland
Chicago, IL 60622

Sunday, June 21st - 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

This Father's Day, dad can participate in a Golden Tee Hole-in-One Tournament from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a chance to win prizes. Lottie's will also offer Father's Day Specials including; $4 Absolut, $5 Absolut and lemonade mason jars, $20 Mexican beer buckets (Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Negra Modelo) and $9 pizza.

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Mondo Meatball
1467 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Sunday, June 21st - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Guests can treat their dad to one complimentary Peroni or Hoegaarden with the purchase of any meatball dish at the recently opened Mondo Meatball in Wicker Park this Father's Day. Meatball options include; meatball bowls with bread, meatballs over pasta, polenta or mashed potatoes, meatball subs and mini meatball sliders.

3267 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Sunday, June 21st - Brunch, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner, 5 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Bridgeport's organic-focused eatery offers an array of options on Sunday, June 21 from a la carte brunch to family-style Sunday Supper. Nana's popular brunch, which includes signature dishes such as baked chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, and seasonal spins on omelets, quiche, pancakes, waffles and French toast, is on offer from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Father's Day specials include options such as a garden omelet with broccoli, Swiss chard, mushrooms, zucchini and Ricotta Salata cheese ($12), and a Triple S Farms braised short rib omelet with Cowda cheese, snap peas, rapini and Tropea onions ($14).

If Dad prefers dinner to brunch, get the clan together for family-style Sunday Supper from 5-8:30 p.m. The June 21 multi-course menu lists Slagel Family Farm fried chicken, Mick Klug Farm grilled asparagus, poblano-and-Cheddar cheese cornbread, arugula salad with citrus vinaigrette, creamy mac and cheese and pistachio rum cake. Sunday Supper is $24 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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Dog Dayz of Summer
Goose Island Barrel Warehouse
605 N. Sacramento
Chicago, IL

GIFT IDEA! Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28th - 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Although it's the following weekend, the Dog Dayz of Summer tickets will make a great gift for the hot dog loving dad. Hot Doug's and Goose Island Beer Company will present The Dog Dayz of Summer, a brand new hot dog fest that pays homage to Chicago's most iconic food. The Dog Dayz of Summer gives ticketed attendees the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive, all-you-can-eat tasting of the "best hits from Hot Doug's" in a festival-like setting – paired with ice cold beer and live music. Doug is curating a selection of his famous sausage sandwiches and renowned duck fat fries, as well as reprising his old role behind the counter– serving and chit-chatting with customers. Meanwhile Goose Island will pour their latest summer and specialty beers and a mix of local punk and country bands will set the tone on the stage.

Lauren Wulf LaRoche, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf LaRoche writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl's Guide Chicago.

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