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Tucson Father’s Day Ideas

Cropped screenshot of Walter Huston from the t...
Cropped screenshot of Walter Huston from the trailer for the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The press release machine churned greatly this year for Father’s Day happenings. Here are a few that don’t require reservations:

Blues & BBQ
Parish Restaurant
6453 N. Oracle Road –
3 pm – music starts at 3:30 pm
No reservations needed
Menu items include: oysters on the half-shell, peel & eat shrimp, hush puppies, gumbo, BBQ chicken, pork ribs, smoked jumbo shrimp, etc.

All Day Happy Hour – starting at noon
RA Sushi – Tucson + Scottsdale locations
@ La Encantada – 2905 E. Skyline Dr.
Let dad chow down on more than 30 sushi, appetizer, and tapas items ranging from $2.25 to $7.25, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake, and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7. Don’t forget to treat dad to a beer, such as a Sapporo or Stella Artois or a Kirin paired with hot sake. If cocktails are more his style, go for the Emperor’s Margarita or Dragon Bite.

3719 E. Speedway
Now there’s a 4-letter word dads can sink their teeth into. Men like pork. Here’s what’s on the menu that day:
Huevos rancheros with chorizo~ brunch only; pork osso buco; sliced Cuban-style marinated pork on a bun; bacon-wrapped sea scallops; and for dessert, maple-bacon ice cream

25cents Draft Beer
Nimbus American Bistro N’ Brewery
6464 E. Tanque Verde Road
Stop in for some awesome specials served all day: full rack of ribs + 2 sides – $15.95; beer braised brats (wurst) + 1 side – $7.95; Dad’s first Nimbus draft or soft drink for only 25cents.
Reservations taken for parties of 8 or more

MacDaddy Ribs
Lodge on the Desert
306 North Alvernon Way
Chef Ryan Clark reprises his popular and yummy $14/pp MacDaddy ribs with grilled corn & potato salad. It’s a comfort food type of meal in a casual setting for both lunch and dinner + $3 local draft beers all day long.

The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway
This movie is one of the best adventure films every made without a bunch of digital special effects. Think Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston, old Hollywood he-men at their finest. Great popcorn, beers, and the best snack bar around + raffle prizes. Buy dad a Loft membership too if he doesn’t already have one.

Free Wine Tasting – June 16 only
CataVinos Wine Shoppe
3063 N. Alvernon Way
Taste 5 wines + 1 beer. Dad’s tasting is free when accompanied by a child (21+). Be sure to pick up some wines for BBQ-ing or toasting on his special day and beyond.

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