Normally, you give Pop things like headaches, bills, and boy drama. For Father’s Day, treat him to something that doesn’t require Tylenol and a toddy.
Food for Thought
Toast Dad with Texas’s first artisanal gin, Roxor, debuting this month. Created by a chef, the spirit blends fruit, nuts, and botanicals including juniper, grapefruit, lime, pecans, cinnamon, and coriander. Or go with Elizabeth’s Cakes’s new tequila cupcake, served with salt and a lime ($2). If the margarita-inspired flavor isn’t his thing, opt for one of the West Plano bakery’s 22 alcohol-free options (we like summery mango).
A Class Act
Sign him up for one of Orvis’s beginner fly-fishing lessons (free through July) and he’ll learn to use a rod outfit, casting basics, and how to choose the right gear. Each student gets a $25 coupon for any purchase of $50 or more. Or chef Chris Ward at The Mercury is hosting his annual grilling class on June 18, noon-2 p.m. ($125). After the lesson, Dad can feast on cowboy rib eye, twice-baked potatoes, blackberry cobbler, and mojitos. For a reservation, call 972-960-7774.
Lights Out at The Dallas Zoo invites Dad and the whole fam June 18 and 19 for an overnight experience that includes an after-hours tour, animal showings, a ride on the monorail, sleeping under the stars (or in one of the indoor facilities), a late-night snack, and breakfast ($45 per person). Register online or by calling 469-554-7300. For a different kind of adventure, take Pops to Lone Star Park on June 19: The first 200 dudes to arrive are eligible for the Fish-for-a-Grill contest. Each man who catches a marked fish from the Father’s Day tank within five minutes is entered to win a gas grill (tickets $5).
A Clothes Call
No need to wade through the hundreds of options on Dallas-based CuffLinks.com: Go for the Dallas Manhole Cover style and save 15 percent on your order of $100 or more through June 20 with code DailyCandy15. Find other tony things for Dad at Old Money Vintage, a traveling collection of retro tees, button-downs, blazers, and ties. Or stock him up on Southern-chic chinos, bow ties, polos, and more at the new Billy Reid store, opening June 10 at Highland Park Village.
Photos: Courtesy of Roxor; David Epperson / Getty Images; Courtesy of CuffLinks.com
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