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Father's Day Brunch, Craft Tacos and More Local Dining Events

Including Sarasota's monthly food truck rally.

By Vanessa Blankenship June 12, 2018

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Father's Day at State Street Eating House + Cocktails

June 16

Celebrate Dad with a three-course dinner created by Chef Adam Ruth on Saturday night at 7 p.m., and enjoy whiskey pairings presented by State Street bartender (and whiskey expert) Topher. $125 per person; for reservations, call (941) 951-1533.

Father's Day Brunch at Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

June 17

In addition to its regular brunch menu, stocked with seafood-centric classics like a crawfish eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, and lox and a bagel, Eliza Ann's is offering a few special treats this Father's Day. Bacon-wrapper hot dog? Why not? New York strip steak? Go for it. The Father's Day special menu starts early, at 8 a.m., and runs till late afternoon, 3 p.m. Entrée prices range from $16 to $65.

Father’s Day at Louies Modern

June 17

Treat your dad on his special day with Louies Modern's brunch buffet, which includes prime rib, crab legs and the restaurant's famous burger bar. Build your own burger by selecting either Angus beef, veggie or turkey patty with a variety of buns, cheese, toppings and sauces to choose from. Brunch will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; make reservations by calling (941) 552-9688.

Father’s Day Brunch at Mattison’s Forty-One

June 17

Starting at $39.95, dads can enjoy a complimentary pint of beer and select from a wide range of food stations including prime rib and ham, omelet, crepe and seafood. With more than 30 homemade desserts to choose from, guests can indulge in breakfast pastries, cheesecake macaroons, a chocolate fountain and more. Mattison's brunch buffet will last from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling (941) 921-3400.

Libby’s Cafe & Bar

June 17

Join Libby’s Cafe & Bar during breakfast, lunch or dinner for a $10 burger and draught beer Father's Day special. Nothing beats burger deals and quality time with dad, so book reservations by calling (941) 487-7300.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

June 15-17

During Father’s Day weekend, select from a three-course menu, starting at $90, that features Fleming’s 35 oz. prime Tomahawk steak and a tasting of Buffalo Trace, Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s bourbons. Also, the restaurant will open early on June 17th at 10 a.m. for its signature eggs Benedict brunch. Reservations can be made online or by calling (941) 358-9463.

Sarasota’s Food Truck Rally

June 16

Head to JDub’s Brewing Company, located at 1215 Mango Ave., to experience a variety of local food truck vendors, craft beers, live music and more this Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Non-alcoholic beverages like nitro cold brew, bottled kombucha, sodas and organic juices will also be offered. Dogs welcome, too.

Tacoholic Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m., Mr. Beery’s on Mall Drive in Gulf Gate provides deals on craft tacos from the Screaming Goat Taqueria. Receive three tacos and a side of chips and salsa for $10 (plus tax) with cash.

Extended Happy Hour and Secret Word Monday at Michael’s on East 

Every Monday this month, Michael’s on East supports Selah Freedom by offering happy hour beverage specials and free treats from 5 to 7 p.m. in Michael’s Lounge. All you have to do is whisper the “Secret Word” to one of the mixologists to receive a special treat. This Monday, June 11, the secret word is spring roll. Guests who whisper the secret word get to enjoy Michael’s Crispy Asian Duck and Hoisin Spring Rolls.  

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