Dads are always saying things like “I don’t need anything” which makes shopping for them a challenge and, frankly, not a lot of fun. We’re here to help change that. Instead of the old standby Father’s Day gifts like socks or a tie, how about selecting one of these unique items—all locally made, brewed, or grown.
Carnivore-loving Dads might like the locally-raised pork sausages from Brunty Farms in Summit County. Try their Andouille, beer brats or cheddar jalapeno styles on the grill!
If your Dad spells love “B-E-E-F” then some 42-day aged strip steaks from New Creation Farm in Chardon could put a huge smile on his face.
Give the gift that keeps on giving—a refillable growler from his favorite watering hole. The Wine Spot offers 12 beers on tap and 20% off growler fills on Wednesdays. Heinen’s locations also offer growlers and a fabulous craft beer selection, and there’s bound to be a convenient location near you.
And, for Dads who like a little more variety, Lilly’s Chocolates in Tremont offers a mixed six-pack of unique and hard-to-find brews (we recommend adding a six pack of manly artisan chocolates too!)
Dads who like to put their own unique spin on things might like a different kind of six pack. Pope Kitchen’s collection of flavored sauces might inspire Dad to do some experimenting in the kitchen. Sweet, tangy or spicy – there’s a flavor profile for every type of Dad.
Planning a brunch out? Take the family to Merwin’s Wharf for a laid-back Sunday brunch along the scenic riverfront. Maybe grab the morning paper and lounge a little on the sunny patio, and hope for one of those giant barges to come by. Reservations are a good idea.
Keep it simple. Grab the kids and head to Brewnuts for some extra special treats that will blow Dad’s mind. We think that their beer-infused maple bacon or spiked cereal donuts will show Dad exactly how you feel about him. Just get there early, and make sure someone has stared the coffeemaker, with some Rising Star Roasters coffee.
Show Dad you want to spend more time with him—in the kitchen! Jonathan Sawyer’s creative cookbook is an easy way to start cooking together. Bond with Dad over some decadent mac and cheese, or any of the easy quick-cooking noodle dishes. (Disclosure: This may or may not be a way to get Mom a weekly night off…we’re not telling).
Happy Father’s Day from Edible Cleveland!