Everything You Need for Father’s Day

By | June 14, 2012

Newsflash: Father’s Day is THIS Sunday. Don’t fret! Whether your shopping, planning a Dad’s Day Out or want to treat Pops to something beyond a frozen dinner, you don’t have to look further than the 006.


A tie is a tie … unless of course it has blue buffaloes and supports Buffalo Bayou Partnership! Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Vineyard Vines have teamed up for Father’s Day to create a special silk tie in splashy summer colors. All proceeds from the Buffalo ties will benefit the revitalization efforts of Buffalo Bayou. Order yours available here.

Support Buffalo Bayou Partnership with this awesome tie!

For the fashionista papa, check out Settlement Goods. This men and women’s boutique is only months old on Montrose and outfits all American made goods. Of course, you can’t go wrong at Mortar either – from fancy socks to leopard shades – they can outfit the most fashion forward Dad.

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Dad more into the Turtle Man than Project Runway? Whole Earth Provision has you covered – for the new Dad, outdoors Dad and travel Dad, they’ve put together their Father’s Day Field Guide.

Get on his sweet side with a treat [or treats] from Chocolate Bar. From chocolate pizzas and frito brittle to candy bars and cakes there is no such thing as a bad gift from Chocolate Bar.

Whether he likes photography, history, or sock monkeys Domy Books has the book [and sometimes movie] for Dad. You don’t even have to be looking for something to find it at Domy’s. May we also highly recommend snatching up Stick ‘Em Up if they have copies left. An amazing film about Houston’s local street art scene and national artist interviews with legendary Give Up, Shepard Fairey, DUAL, Eyesore, Cutthroat and Bomit.

And then there’s my Dad’s favorite gift. No matter if it’s Christmas or Tuesday the only way to win over my father is a Saint Arnold’s Root Beer [preferably multiple 6 packs of them]. I was elated to find the newest HEB on West Alabama stocked it. I have yet to meet a dad who doesn’t like root beer so you’re pretty safe. And even if they don’t, you can rest assured they will convert when they try Saint Arnold’s. You will also never be able to have any other root beer brand again. It’s that good.



Image used with Creative Commons license courtesy of @gilliflower
Image used with Creative Commons license courtesy of @gilliflower










Enjoy an adventure with Dad at the Menil Collection. David Brown shares his memories of venturing as a youngster with his father and now, as a father himself, exploring the museum and neighborhood full of contemplation and fun in Adventures with Dad. Great tips on hidden gems, playful challenges and other ways to make memories at the Menil on Father’s Day.

History buffs unite! For one of Houston’s more quirky and hidden gems, take dad on a tour of  the Museum of Printing History,  a stunning collection of objects and artifacts devoted to the history, science, and art of printing.  And while printed text may be taken for granted today, Dad probably remembers the times before ROTFLOLs. Plan ahead though, the museum is not open on Sundays.

Image used with Creative Commons license courtesy of @BreckenPool
Image used with Creative Commons license courtesy of @BreckenPool









Nothing says summer and dad more than a little bocce ball match. Park yourself at Zimm’s Little Deck and spend the afternoon on Houston’s only official petanque court. Originating in Provence in the early 1900s,  people now enjoy this French version of Italian bocce or English lawn bowling and extremely distant cousin to American horseshoes. Zimm’s is a self described fancy ice house with a decent brew list and some  great poboys [although the calamari is not to be passed up either]. From the owners, “Whether you’re in shorts or a tuxedo, we’ll make you feel right at home.”

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It’s a Houston staple – West Alabama Ice House – where regulars are undaunted by the soaring temperatures and everyone, even the furry one, is welcome. Expect an eclectic, friendly crowd and maybe dad will take a walk down memory lane, reminiscing of the days he used to ride Harley’s with Hells Angels.

Jazzy dudes will enjoy the live music at Cezanne’s, Houston’s premiere jazz club only open on Friday and Saturday nights. A perfect way to cap off a day or kick off the weekend celebrating the man who taught you all about Miles Davis.


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Treat dad to breakfast in bed. Get up early and snag some Shipley’s or Kolache Factory. Served hot and fresh with a cup of his favorite joe, it’s the perfect start to a day of glazed happiness. Keep the sugar high going and take an afternoon outing for some salted carmel gelato at Sweet Cup on Montrose. The perfect itinerary for a man who has been so sweet to you all these years.

Burgers are a father’s staple. If you’re not in the mood for a backyard bbq in these soaring temps, make a lunch date at Little Bigs for burgers, fries and a classic shake.

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Recently making Allison Cook’s list of 100 top restaurants in Houston, Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood serves up the best seafood fare in this area. Oysters may be their namesake but Sundays are also home of the Blues Brunch. Make reservations for the fam to indulge on Father’s Day and you’ll quickly be the apple of dad’s eye.


It’s the day devoted to dad and it should be filled with steaks of every cut.  Nelore‘s authentic Brazilian steakhouse will remind dad why you’re his favorite. With 15 cuts of meat and continuous, all-you-can-eat, table side service Dad will think he has died and gone to heaven – a heaven with lots and lots of delicious cows.


 Happy Father’s Day! How are you honoring your father on Sunday?


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