2016 Father’s Day Guide
Celebrate Father’s Day with the special men in your life! Browse SocialMiami’s list of fun things to do to show how much we appreciate dads, granddads, sons, favorite uncles and friends who mean so much to us.
TUYO’S FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nothing says “I love you, Dad,” like eggs benedict, a perfectly-cooked steak or a juicy gourmet burger. Tuyo restaurant will roll out the red carpet for Father’s Day with a beautifully-crafted brunch fit for a king! The crown jewel on the top floor of the Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College, the restaurant offers one of South Florida’s most elegant dining experiences with unparalleled panoramic views of the downtown skyline and Biscayne Bay. Prepared by Tuyo’s Executive Chef Victor Santos, starters will include Colombian-Style Confit Duck Empanadas served with a Black Mission Fig Sauce; Open Blue Cobia Ceviche; and Spanish Octopus Carpaccio. Delicious entrées include a Bone-In NY Strip Steak with Roasted Yukon Gold Wedges; Arepa Cakes topped with Mojo-Roasted Pork, Poached Eggs and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa; the amazing Tuyo Burger served on a Brioche Bun with Aged White Cheddar and Shallot Marmalade; and Pan-Roasted American Red Snapper on Coconut-Jasmine Rice. Tuyo has been rated by OpenTable diners as one of the area’s top restaurants for ambiance, scenic views and celebrating special occasions. Tuyo is open Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Reserve today to make the experience yours!
Honor your Dad and Help Save an Owlet
There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to help an orphaned animal in honor of your own Dad. Here’s the perfect opportunity! During this spring’s nesting season, Frost Museum of Science’s Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center (which continues in operation 24/7 even though the museum is closed) received an inordinately high number of orphaned baby screech owls. Though these little owlets come in helpless, and the center’s mission is to raise them and release them back into the wild. It’s a fascinating process, but it takes an excellent facility and staff. A donation in your Dad’s name will help save these orphaned owls. They will get a medical exam and whatever it takes to get them ready for adult life; they’ll be given a species-specific diet and some quality time with the center’s foster dad, Screecho, one of the resident male screech owls who teaches the owlets how to feed and defend themselves; and the final step is flight training in a large cage where they have room to gain strength and even capture live prey. Once they do that, they’re ready to go. With your help and a little luck, 15 Eastern screech owls will be released back into the wild! Make a contribution of any amount in the name of your father, and the museum will send a personalized email to your dad informing him of your gift.
Frost Museum of Science
FATHER’S DAY AT MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Father’s Day from 1 to 6 p.m.
Miami Children’s Museum is Calling all Dads for an afternoon full of fun and exciting activities! Sure to bring you and your child together as a team, you’ll play in the Daddy and Me obstacle course and help your little one create a “Super Dad” Mask! Participate in MCM’s picnic party and its “Dad’s Only” raffle. Admission is $20; $15 for Florida residents and free for MCM members, children under 1 and US military personnel and veterans with ID.
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
CITY HALL’S POP-UP GOSPEL BRUNCH AT JUNGLE ISLAND
Father’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Steve Haas’ City Hall the Restaurant will partner with Jungle Island to present a pop-up Gospel Jazz Brunch for Father’s Day with special performances by Miami’s bonafide gospel diva, Maryel Epps. Families can enjoy a day at the Park (with half-off park admission with the purchase of brunch), the awe-inspiring voice of Maryel in an unusual setting, and Chef Luis Lopez’ menu of City Hall fan favorites! Like – butter-milk dipped fried chicken & corn flake crusted french toast; 24-hour braised beef short ribs with creamy polenta and scrambled eggs; award-winning pancakes with chocolate chips, blueberries or banana and pecans; house-blend meatloaf with crispy onions and barbecue glaze; New Orleans-influenced shrimp & grits; City Hall’s famous chocolate chip bourbon croissant bread pudding – and more! Brunch begins at 10:30 a.m., and Maryel’s performances will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The cost is $39.95 for adults and $22.95 for children, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must!
Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
Luxury Father’s Day Pop-Up Shop
Friday, June 17 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate all men of distinction at The St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge and find just the right Father’s Day gifts at the Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour Pop-Up Shop. See the latest in men’s furnishings, accessories and fragrances fome Charvet, Fendi, Gucci, Kilian, MCM, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shinola, Tateossian and more. The evening will include sushi stations, tableside creative cocktails, cigar rolling, and a live DJ throughout the night.
The St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT FAIRCHILD GARDEN
Father’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Spend Father’s Day visiting Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and enjoying a lavish breakfast or lunch brunch hosted by Creative Tastes Catering Events Production Company in the Garden House. Choose from an array of breakfast items like Customized Omelets, Heart Healthy Egg Whites French Toast, Scrambled Eggs with Turkey Sausage & Smoked Bacon, Smoked Norwegian Salmon and more. Lunch selections feature Tastes From Around The Globe and include Tuscan Chicken, Fresh Rosemary Cuban Mojo Pork, Mediterranean Baked Fresh Catch, American Roast Beef, Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice with Scallions & Cilantro and more, plus side dishes, salads and an amazing Sweets Station. Beverages range from Mimosas, assorted sodas, tea and coffee. Price is $50 for adults, plus service and tax, and half-price for children 5 to 12 years.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
DADDY ISSUES BRUNCH
Saturday, June 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Talde’s monthly Brunch Life series is celebrating all the good and bad daddies out there with an appropriately themed “Daddy Issues” Brunch. Guests with (or without) daddy issues are invited to eat and drink their feelings away while partying alongside Dale Talde, co-host Veronica Gessa, and DJ Coco Hara, who will be spinning a soundtrack from bad-daddy rappers. There will be plenty of Dad’s favorite comfort foods – all-you-can-eat feel-good food as well as his choice of a beer, mimosa or shot of Evan Williams whiskey. The menu includes Filipino pork chop, eggs and potatoes; The Talde burger with maple miso bacon, Kimchee pickles and spicy mayo atop a house-ground chuck and brisket patty; grilled corn with queso fresco; Kung Pao cauliflower; a wedge salad made with srirancha, blue cheese and pinoy-style bacon; and doughnut French toast to cure the hangovers of the sugar daddies who stayed out way past their recommended bedtimes. $40 per person with an all-you-can-drink option for $25. Open to all bad daddies, good daddies and sugar daddies!
Talde in The Confidante Hotel
4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
TENDER LOVE & CARE FOR DAD
Father’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach, is celebrating Father’s Day with a special culinary and spa indulgence package for that treasured guy in your life. The Father’s Day package for two includes brunch at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar and two wellness gifts for Dad, courtesy of the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar will showcase an exquisite Father’s Day brunch featuring an à la carte selection of menu items to choose from, courtesy of Chef de Cuisine Juan Loaisiga. The brunch menu will offer a variety of dishes to choose from, like Eggs Royale / Eggs Benedict; Maine Lobster Toast; Eight Hour Braised Short Rib; a portion of three Oysters with passion fruit mignonette; Seafood Cobb Salad; Pan Roasted Fish of the Day and a cheese board selection. In addition to brunch, the package includes a wellness gift card valued at $150 towards any treatment on the spa menu at the hotel’s sublime COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, and a gift set of Guinot Men’s Care Products. Dad can choose from an array of treatments, including the COMO Shambhala signature massage, Indian Head Massage and a variety of facials offered for men. Cost is $225 for the package.
COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-695-3600 for Brunch Reservations
305-695-3528 for Spa Appointments
Father’s Day Brunch
Father’s Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Treat the special guys in your life to Father’s Day Brunch at Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe in the Brickiell area. On the menu will be an egg and omelet station, bacon and sausage, potatoes, pancakes mozzarella caprese, fruit salad, penne pasta with coral pink sauce, carving station with turkey breast and honey-baked ham, an array of salads, smoked salmon, bagels, muffins, croissants and a dessert station with cookies, brownies and flan. Beverages included are coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice. A real he-man brunch offered at $29.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids ages 5 to 12. Perricone’s regular a la carte menu will also be available from 1 to 4 p.m. for lunch and from 4 to 11 p.m. for dinner.
Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe
15 S.E. 10th Street, Downtown Miami
MEAT-CENTRIC FEAST AT JUNIPER
Father’s Day – Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.
Forget about French-inspired brunch buffets and dainty dinners and head to Juniper for their meat-centric, alcohol-heavy feasts. Juniper is the perfect place to spend Father’s day enjoying a hearty and delectable menu will satisfy the hungriest of dads, whilst still ensuring they have a healthy meal. The restaurant features an amazing water view and food that is out of this world. You can take Dade for a midday brunch or a nice relaxing dinner and savor an array of seafood, chicken, salads, burgers and more.
Juniper on the Water
1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach
FREE ADMISSION AND ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AT MIAMI SEAQUARIUM
June 13 – 19
Miami Seaquarium honors and celebrates Father’s Day by granting free admission to all dads through June 19, 2016. Bring a Father’s Day card for JJ, the park’s patriarch bottlenose dolphin, and your dad will receive free admission to the park. In addition, up to 4 accompanying guests will receive 50% off admission. JJ was born at Miami Seaquarium and will turn 40 this September. A resident of the park’s Flipper Lagoon, he is the father of 12 dolphins, ranging in age from 3 to 23 years old. Special offers for Dads participating in the park’s popular deep water Dolphin Odyssey, a shallow water Dolphin Encounter, Seal Swim or Sea Trek Reef Encounter. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $44.99 and and $34.99 for children ages 3 to 9.
Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
FATHER’S DAY AT RIVER YACHT CLUB
Father’s Day from noon to 5 p.m.
This Father’s Day enjoy a delicious waterfront brunch at River Yacht Club. The afternoon will feature cigar rolling, live entertainment and a special cocktail menu featuring some of dad’s favorite spirits. River Yacht Club is located at: 401 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33130
River Yacht Club
401 S.W. 3rd Avenue, Downtown Miami
CELEBRATE WITH FURRY FRIENDS AND FOOD
Saturday, June 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
Treat Dad to a Wildlife Encounter at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation where you can spend the afternoon amid exotic wildlife and enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch too. ZWF Miami offers a variety of unique zoo experiences, and you can enjoy a truly up-close and personal experience with up 30 different species of animals, such as tigers, lions and leopards, among others. Cost is $85 for adults and $45 for children 4 to 17; the optional BBQ is $20 for adults and $15 for children.
Zoological Wildlife Foundation
16225 S.W. 172nd Avenue, Miami