Fathers Day Eats: Top 5
Is anybody's dad a vegetarian? Good. Because we're going with an all-meat theme for our Top 5 Father's Day picks.
5. Clancy's Our first choice? Pick up the goods at Clancy's and grill your own. The Linden Hills butcher sells steaks, ground beef, poultry, and more, all from local purveyors whose animals are sustainably raised. How about some homemade Jucy Lucy's, stuffed with your cheese of choice? (Just not American, please!) If you're feeling especially gourmet, check out this Working Class Foodies episode on how to make your own buns and condiments, too.
4. Anchor Fish & Chips Want an awesome burger, but don't want to make it yourself? Try the Helicopter Burger at Anchor Fish & Chips--yes, we know it seems a little counterintuitive to order a burger at a fish and chips shop, but trust us! This year's Best Burger winner is known as a "dude burger" by the staff, as its grass-fed beef patty is topped with a heart attack: Irish cheddar, Fischer Farms ham, and a sizzling fried egg. For more great burgers, check out our all-time Top 10 list.
3. Manny's Dad's more into steak than burgers? Then the natural choice is Manny's. But it's not such a natural-feeling place--or does Arnold Schwarzenegger seem natural to you? The dining room exudes enough testosterone to slam dunk a basketball and IPO a company's stock. And when the waiters bring their wares by--a cart of plastic-wrapped raw flesh--it's almost as if they'd just killed 'em themselves.
2. Firelake Dad's more into pork chops than steak? Try the dry aged heirloom pork porterhouse at Firelake--it's the only place we know that's serving dry-aged pork. Here it comes with wilted greens, sweet and sour onion compote, raisins & pinenuts, and bacon caramel, if that doesn't sound delicious. And a seat in one of those curved, powerful-people booths? Just what Dad deserves.
1. Fogo de Chao "We were racing cabs to get here," one man famously said as he arrived in the lobby of Fogo de Chao, brow sweating. That's how bad the man wanted meat--the piles and piles of it served at this Brazilian churrascaria. Fogo is great for the indecisive or extremely hungry dad, as it's a South American style smorgasbord of flame-kissed meats--16 kinds of steak, lamb, pork, and chicken--delivered via gaucho servers. Oh, but you're a vegetarian? That's why Fogo has a showstopping all-you-can-eat salad bar.
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