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What You're Eating - Father's Day Brunch

Father's Day CollaBREWtive Brunch- Bernie Wire
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Father's Day may be around the corner, but you still have time to plan the perfect weekend brunch with pops. The combination of good food and great cocktails will make it a Father's Day he'll always remember.

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Tiato - Kitchen Bar Garden
2700 Colorado Ave #190
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 866-5228

The 2nd Annual Father's Day CollaBREWtive Brunch is the only event in this list that takes place on Saturday, June 14th. It is all about beer, coffee and food at this all-you-can-eat blowout. A $90 VIP ticket guarantees entry at 11:30a and reserved seating, while the $65 general admission ticket provides entry at 12:30p. Children ages 7-12 are just $30, and little ones younger than 7 enter for free. Sip on paired beer and coffee featuring Firestone Walker Brewing Company & Intelligentsia Coffee, El Segundo Brewing Company & LAMill, Smog City Brewing & Groundwork Coffee, and many more. Snack on dishes prepared by local chefs, including Daniel Mattern & Roxana Jullapat from Cooks County, Jimmy Shaw from Loteria Grill, Michael Fiorelli of Love & Salt and Daly Thompson of Tiato and Zoe Nathan Loeb of Huckleberry and Milo & Olive, to name a few. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Food Forward.

The Pikey Steak and Eggs - Eric Shani
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The Pikey
7617 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 850-5400

Grab a booth inside this British-style pub for brunch with other patrons at The Pikey. Special dishes on the day's menu will include a Porcini Mushroom and English Barber Cheddar Omelet, Big Boy Steak & Eggs with Thrice Cooked Chips and Oxtail Hash with Poached Eggs and Pickled Onion. Wash it down with a flight of whiskey including bourbon, rye, single malt and Irish whiskey. Of course, this is all in addition to the restaurant's usual brunch menu and morning cocktail menus. Don't forget to place an order of the pastry-of-the-day, in addition to a dish of crumpets with butter. Brunch will be served from 10:30a-3p.

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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322

Napa Valley Grille is inviting dads to celebrate Father's Day with a special brunch buffet featuring delicious grilled brats as well as specialty beers. On Sunday, June 15th, from 11am to 3pm, join Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux as he fires up the grill on his selection of fine artisan sausages including Venison and Blueberry, Lamb Merguez, as well as Wild Boar and Cranberry. Each sausage will be paired up with a specialty beer as well such as Firestone 805 Pilsner, Dogfish, Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale, Oscar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale and much more! Not in the mood for sausages and beer? The premier Westwood dining destination will also be offering roasted prime sirloin, made to order omelets as well as an assortment of seafood.

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The Raymond 1886
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136

A delicious meal over fresh air and green grass can make for a memorable day with Dad at The Raymond. The brunch menu includes a variety of dishes, such as Huevos Montuleños fried eggs on crispy tortillas, black bean & corn salsa, roasted tomato–guajillo chile sauce, avocado and cotija or the Raymond Breakfast Burrito with pork belly, bell pepper, onion, cheddar and scrambled egg. If Pops has a bigger appetite, treat him to the Grilled Steak & Fries with spinach, tomato, blue cheese and rosemary jus. Order a few Micheladas to enjoy on the patio. Brunch starts early, with service from 8:30a-2:30p.

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Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 939-1447

The hotel invites you to its Father's Day Cookout & Beer Garden with an array of "dude food" on its buffet and beers from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, The Dudes' Brewing Company and Mission Brewery. Dry rubbed spare ribs, half-pound Angus burgers, bacon wrapped hot dogs and bbq chicken, as well as a variety of sides such as bacon and onion cottage fries, quadruple mac and cheese, white bean chili, sweet cornbread and more. Make sure to grab something sweet for Dad as well--cheesecake with burnt bourbon caramel, chocolate and peanut butter bars or a design-your-own chocolate chip cookie from the dessert station. The cost is $50 with unlimited beer and food, $30 for non-drinkers, and $15 for kids12 and under. Drop an extra $10 for a round of golf if your Dad enjoys time on the course. The event is from 11a-3p.

Cafe del Rey Short rib Hash-Christina Peters
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Cafe del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395

If Dad enjoys bottomless brunch with a view of the water, head down to Marina del Rey for an endless buffet at Cafe del Rey. The menu will include BBQ Chicken, Herb-Roasted Tri Tip, Fish & Chips with Harissa Aioli, French Toast with Blueberry Compote, Parmesan Grits, Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and more. The all-you-can-eat brunch also includes mimosas, wine and select beers. The cost is $40 per person, and brunch is served from 10:30a-3p.

Faith & Flower brunch - Faith & Flower
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Faith & Flower
705 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 239-0642

Faith & Flower just launched its new brunch menu, and this Father's Day is the perfect time to sample a variety of comforting dishes. Menu items include Bone Marrow Waffles with Chipped Beef Gravy, Confit Duck Croquettes with Spicy Kumquat Preserves, Eggs Benedict Pizza, and Chilled Maine Lobster with a Cucumber Lemongrass Gazpacho. If your father loves sweets, try the Brioche Pudding with Pine Nuts, Blueberries and Maple Gastrique,Lemon Pound Cake with Compressed Strawberries or Goat Cheese Mousse with Blackberry, Hazelnut, and Fennel. Sample innovative cocktails including a fancy shot and beer combo served in a brown paper bag, the Legionnaire, or a non-traditional, bittersweet Mimosa Noir. Brunch will be served 10:30a-3p.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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