Monday, June 7, 2010

More for Dad

The VanLandingham Estate Inn will have a barbecue celebration noon to 4 p.m. June 20 (Father's Day, but you remembered that, right?), with pulled pork, cole slaw, rolls, potato salad, banana pudding, draft beer and more. Guests can bring their dogs, and can bring picnic blankets, chairs, Frisbees, etc.; live music and a jumping house for kids will be on hand. "Since we host a popular brunch for Mother’s Day each year, everyone always asks us 'Why don’t you do anything for Father’s Day?'" said managing partner Billy Madallon. “Our first priority was to design something that dads would really want to do." $10 per person per plate without beer; $15 per person per plate with beer; kids 4 and younger eat free. 2010 The Plaza; reservations required at 704-334-8909 or via

Andrew Blair's hosts a brunch for Dad that day with the addition of a steak-and-eggs special to its regular Sunday brunch menu. It's a 12-ounce ribeye with sunny-side-up eggs, sweet potato hash and Maker's Mark hollandaise sauce, for $12.99. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations encouraged; 704-525-8282; 1600 Montford Drive.

Bring in a scorecard from a round of golf in the week leading up to Father's Day and Village Bistro will give dad $3 off its buffet price. 14815 Ballantyne Village Way; 704-369-5190.

Dads eat free (a barbecue pork, beef or chicken dinner) at Sonny's BBQ in Charlotte, Concord, Mooresville and Rock Hill on Father's Day, when you buy one or more meal at regular price, and eat in (not takeout).

Villa Antonio at 4707 South Blvd. hosts brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with carving, dessert and pasta stations, plus breakfast foods and Italian fare. $25 adults, $12 younger than 12; 704-523-1594.