Father’s Day 2016: Five restaurants to dine with Dad

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Okeechobee Steakhouse’s 26 oz Porterhouse steak.

Need ideas on where to dine with Dad for Father’s Day this weekend? We have some suggestions for you:

OKEECHOBEE STEAKHOUSE

The Okeechobee Steakhouse will feature a special hand-cut 26 oz Porterhouse steak, in-house dry aged for 60 days accompanied by a butter and sour cream baked potato and house salad. ($65.99)

Okeechobee Steakhouse: 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-5151.

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The Counter offers a daunting range of burger options, including this bacon barbecue burger, shown here with crispy shoestring fries. (Contributed)

THE COUNTER

Treat Dad to a free burger at The Counter in Palm Beach Gardens. Any guest who announces to their server, “My Dad is a BFD,” will receive a free 1/3-pound burger.

The Counter: 3101 PGA Blvd., Suite C129, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-557-8515.

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen Cookout. (Contributed)

EAU PALM BEACH 

Eau Palm Beach hosts several events for Father’s Day: Saturday evening is a ‘Small Batch Bourbon Dinner’, which features a five-course meal paired with fine bourbons. Sunday’s events include ‘Drunch,’ a king-sized brunch buffet at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro and a pig roast at Breeze’s Ocean Kitchen Cookout, which also features live music and $5 craft beer specials.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa: 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-533-6000.

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Tryst’s ‘SPD’ wings. (Contributed)

TRYST

On Sunday, Delray’s Tryst will throw Dad an old-fashioned backyard barbeque with pulled pork, baked beans, corn on the cob, collard greens, potato salad and more ($19). Additionally, Tryst will feature live music with beer and whisky specials.

Tryst: 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-921-0201.

At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud's grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud’s grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

AVOCADO GRILL

Avocado Grill is celebrating fathers with a complimentary cocktail (house cocktail, beer or wine) on Father’s Day. For brunch, guests can enjoy several updated brunch menu additions that include: Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad with avocado, tomatoes, orange segment, and tarragon vinaigrette; Lamb Sliders and more.

Avocado Grill: 125 Datura Street, West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822

 

 

South Florida doughnut shop voted one of the best in America

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Everyone loves a good doughnut, right? Well, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy one of the best ‘donuts’ in the country. The Salty Donut, in Miami, was just listed on Thrillist’s ’33 Best Donut Shops in America’.

According to Thrillist, this popular shop, which still operates out of a trailer in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, was one of the first gourmet donut places in Miami-Dade County when they opened in Dec. And according to The Salty Donut’s website, their pop-up shop is open every Fri.-Sun. until their store opens sometime this year.

If you go: The Salty Donut, 29 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-925-8126.

 

South Florida doughnut shop voted one of the best in America

donut-1000

Everyone loves a good doughnut, right? Well, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy one of the best ‘donuts’ in the country. The Salty Donut, in Miami, was just listed on Thrillist’s ’33 Best Donut Shops in America’.

According to Thrillist, this popular shop, which still operates out of a trailer in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, was one of the first gourmet donut places in Miami-Dade County when they opened in Dec. And according to The Salty Donut’s website, their pop-up shop is open every Fri.-Sun. until their store opens sometime this year.

If you go: The Salty Donut, 29 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-925-8126.

 

National Pizza Day: Readers pick best pizzeria in Palm Beach County

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Joseph Alfeo, (L), brother Cesare Alfeo,(C), and his son Paul Alfeo, the present owner of Four Brothers Pizza in Lake Worth. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

It’s National Pizza Day today! And in case you missed it, we polled our Palm Beach Post readers on the best pizza in Palm Beach County. Who won? Lake Worth’s Four Brothers.

It’s no wonder readers voted the Lake Worth restaurant as having the county’s best pizza. Mention it, and founder Cesare Alfeo, his brother, Joe, and Cesare’s son Paul all smile in unison.

“When I hear people mention Four Brothers, I feel pride — that’s our family, that’s our name,” said Paul Alfeo, who recently purchased the business from his family.

Reader the full story on Four Brothers.

If you go: Four Brothers Pizza

2495 10th Ave. North, Lake Worth

561-969-6046.

Thanksgiving dining picks for northern Palm Beach County

Thanksgiving may be America’s most anticipated holiday for home cooks, but if you prefer to make a reservation rather than roast a turkey, you’ve got plenty of options. Listed prices do not include tax and tip.

North county picks:

3800 Ocean, Singer Island. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)
3800 Ocean, Singer Island. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)

3800 Ocean

The oceanfront eatery has a full day of food offerings on Thanksgiving, including a breakfast buffet (8 to 10:30 a.m., $28 adults, $14 kids under 12), a grand holiday brunch (noon to 3 p.m., $65 adults, $18 kids under 12), and a prix fixe dinner menu (5 to 10 p.m., $65 adults, $18 kids under 12).

3800 Ocean: 3800 N. Ocean Drive, inside the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort, 561-340-1795; Marriott.com

Spoto’s Oyster Bar

The seafood-centric eatery serves its Thanksgiving Day feast from noon to 7 p.m., offering a traditional holiday menu with some seasonal and surf-turf options. The full, traditional turkey dinner costs $24.75. Other meal options: New Orleans crab cakes, filet mignon, grilled black grouper, Maine lobster and Alaskan king crab. Reservations are recommended.

Spoto’s Oyster Bar: 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-9448; Spotos.com

Vic & Angelo's, Palm Beach Gardens. (LibbyVision.com)
Vic & Angelo’s, Palm Beach Gardens. (LibbyVision.com)

Vic & Angelo’s PGA

The eatery is serving a traditional “Be Grateful” Thanksgiving feast that includes a glass of red or white wine. The meal costs $27.95 per person and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The regular menu is available as well. Reservations are recommended.

Vic & Angelo’s at PGA Commons: 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-9899; VicandAngelos.com

III Forks

The steakhouse is serving a four-course Thanksgiving Day dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. Entrée choices include a spice-rubbed holiday turkey, roasted Midwest beef tenderloin, or a Vermont maple-glazed salmon. Dinner costs $47 per adult and includes options from a dessert table. For $17, kids 12 and younger may choose soup or salad, an entrée and dessert. A la carte dishes are available as well.

III Forks: 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-3660; 3Forks.com

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National Oyster Day: Deals at Boca, Delray restaurants

The oyster bar at Racks Delray. (Thomas Cordy/ Palm Beach Post)
The oyster bar at Racks Delray. (Thomas Cordy/ Palm Beach Post)

National Oyster Day doesn’t arrive until Wednesday, but some south county eateries are kicking off their celebration today.

Restaurateur Gary Rack’s restaurants – Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern in Boca Raton and Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar in Delray Beach – are running buck-a-shuck deals through Thursday.

The deal: Blue Point oysters are $1 each from open to close. The oysters are sold by the half-dozen.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern: 402 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton; 561-395-1662

Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar: 5 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-450-6718

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