We’ve all been there. Suddenly our calendars have jumped weeks, that special day has arrived– an anniversary, a wedding, a loved one’s birthday– and we’re without a gift.
Soon it will be that time of year again when we celebrate all things Dad (okay, so not the cargo shorts or corny jokes). But we aren’t panicking, because this time around we’re inspired by Pittsburgh’s vibrant food scene and delicious eateries.
We’re skipping the coffee mugs and tool sets, getting good ol’ Dad some sweet and savory treats, a bit of R&R, tickets to that annual food fest, and making that coveted reservation at his soon-to-be favorite restaurant.
Here’s our list of what not to miss in Pittsburgh this Father’s Day:
Edward Marc Chocolates
We think that a box of chocolates shouldn’t just be reserved for Valentine’s Day (because who doesn’t love chocolate?). This Father’s Day, let Dad indulge in Edward Marc Chocolatier’s featured Father’s Day sweet: Pecan Caramel Terrapins® with handmade vanilla caramel layered onto a bed of whole Texas Pecans, covered in Edward Marc’s signiture milk chocolate and drizzled with a dark chocolard cord.
While you’re shopping, check out their Rye Whiskey Salted Caramels. These one-of-a-kind candies are made with Wigle Whiskey’s Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey and have notes of cinnamon, black pepper, and tart cherry. The caramel is handcrafted in copper kettles in a Trafford factory, and the chocolate is made with sustainably sourced cocoa.
Biergarten x Hotel Monaco Father’s Day Pop-Up Shop
Is Dad picky? Particular? Hard to shop for? Well, he can choose his own gift at Biergarten’s Father’s Day Pop-Up Shop. Local vendors Surmesur, Steel City, Wigle Whiskey, Lovett Sundries, and Kerfcase will be setting up shop in the Biergarten from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, selling items like grooming products, craft liquors, and more. Make a day trip, or stay late for a drink at the Biergarten – all snacks will be half off during the event, and you can get something for yourself, too. —We won’t judge.
Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.//Dinner: 4 to 8 p.m.
Treat Dad to an authentic Italian meal this Father’s Day at Senti, an art-filled, modern Italian restaurant and wine bar located in Lower Lawrenceville on Butler Street that serves fresh takes on classic meals. They’ll be featuring special menu made just for him that includes caprese con avocados, salsiccia con uova, and chocolate bread pudding.
Show Dad you know what’s best by calling to make a reservation: (412) 589-4347.
Fairmont Spa and Health Club
We know the work week can get stressful, so let Dad take some time off and give him the gift of ultimate relaxation at the Fairmont Spa and Health Club. Have him stop in at their comprehensive fitness center, then head over for a restorative manicure, pedicure, massage, facial and body treatments featuring Aromatherapy Associates products. We’re certain that this gift will give Dad some much needed rest and relaxation. Visit their website for the full spa menu.
Festa di Limoncello at Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh
June 30, 2018 | 1PM – 4PM
Dad is sure to appreciate tickets to Pittsburgh’s second annual Festa Di Limoncello taking place at the open air lounge, outdoor space of Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh, and McMaster’s Way (the street connecting Vallozzi’s to Market Square) located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The Festival is a can’t miss for Pittsburghers, whether you’re a dad or not. Featuring housemade Limoncello tastings, hand crafted Limoncello cocktails, Amalfi Coast street foods, Vallozzi’s famous pizza, citrusy sweets, breezy Amalfi coast inspired décor, and world music provided by local DJs, the Festa Di Limoncello will be fun for Dad and the whole family.
Tickets are $75 in advance with limited availability for just 150 guests. Pre-sale tickets are recommended and are available here for purchase.
Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
September 23, 2018 | 1PM – 6PM
Does Dad enjoy pierogis just as much as we do? Well then he’s going to love the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival at Kenywood Amusement Park. The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature Pittsburgh’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors. They’ll be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and tons more. Trust us, it’s the ultimate experience in Pittsburgh food, fun, and festivities. Buy tickets online at showclix.com and use coupon code PIEROGIDAD5 and get $5 off your purchase.