Yikes it's almost Father's Day!

What does Dad really want? Pickles? That's what was suggested by one press release I received.

Guess it depends on your particular Dear Old. Mine, as head of a food obsessed family, would certainly think pickles beat out a tie or some such nonsense. Look how happy he is with a grilled shrimp!

Okay, there's some wine in the picture that may be contributing to that grin. In any case, it's not a pickle face.

Lots of places are catering to Dadly appetites this Sunday. For example:

Fleming's in Gateway is serving a 3-course brunch; $34.95 per person, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children's menu available and a $25 gift card as a gift to Dad.

La Caille (9565 Wasatch Boulevard, Little Cottonwood Canyon), under new ownership, presents La Caille’s First Annual Golf Challenge and Lux Buffet for Father’s Day Sunday, June 17, 2012. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ($38 Adults; $20 children 2 – 12; children under 2 free) Plus, every Dad has a chance to win the “closest–to-the-hole” golf challenge. Tee off on the 90-yard golf hole for a chance to win gift certificates for a cottage stay and dinners. Everyone who participates will receive a sleeve of La Caille golf balls and winners will be announced at 3:30pm. Call 801-942-1751.


Faustina (454 East 300 South) will serve brunch and dinner–call 801 746 4441 now to reserve a table on their newly redesigned patio.



Chef Victoria Topham of Pinon Market & Cafe (2095 East 1300 South) has a whole menu of sides–like chipotle baked beans, Asian slaw, corn bread, barbecue sauce and strawberry shortcake–to go with your own backyard barbecue. Place your order by tomorrow and pick up on Saturday. Call 801-582-4539.



And finally, the fourth annual Brewfest is returning to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road,  Snowbird,) this year with a new Brewers Dinner added to a weekend of beer-filled fun.

Representatives from local breweries will assist with food and beer pairings; Snowbird chefs will create brew-inspired food for the Brewer Dinner, paired with beer from Ruby River, Hoppers, Uinta, Epic, Wasatch, Squatters and Bohemian breweries. Each attendee will receive a Snowbird Aerial Tram foot passenger ticket and a Brewfest mug. The Brewer Dinner will be served buffet-style on the Atrium patio at The Cliff Lodge on June 16 from 6-10 p.m. Dinner and beer will cost $49 per person (enjoy dinner and a night at The Cliff Lodge for $99 per person.) There is also a Brewer's breakfast and a Father's Day barbecue; go here for details.