Thursday, June 12, 2014

UPDATED: For the dads

Charlotte's Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar started an online photo contest today (June 13) to seek "The Bad Daddy's Best Daddy": Go to the Bad Daddy's Facebook page and upload a photo "with a caption that expresses why he deserves to be crowned this year’s Bad Daddy’s Best Daddy," says the press release. Photos can be submitted through July 13, and the one that gets the highest number of votes wins a year's supply of burgers (one a month, that is) for that dad.

The Liberty offers brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Father's Day (June 15, kids), with main plates ranging from barbecue pork sandwich for $10 to chicken and waffles for $15 or steak frites for $18: 1812 South Blvd.;

Harper's at Carolina Place offers a Father's Day deal: any steak special from the "Thrill of the Grill" menu comes with your choice of draft beer for $2 more. Also of note: kids eat free at Sunday brunch (two per dining adult) all summer long. 11059 Carolina Place Parkway; 704-541-5255.

The Red Rocks Cafe at 4223-8 Providence Road plans surf and turf specials for Dad on his day: 704-364-0402.

BLT Steak begins its "King of the Grill" package on Father’s Day weekend: To-go bundles of raw steaks, the place's signature steak rub and grilling tips from chef Ben Miles, plus sides and desserts, for $50 per person -- and you have to get at least four persons' worth. 704-972-4380, email or go to Order at least 24 hours before you want to pick it up; BLT Steak is at 110 N. College St. in the Ritz-Carlton.

The VanLandingham Estate hosts its fifth annual Father’s Day Lawn Party noon-3 p.m. June 15, weather permitting, with Eastern N.C.-style barbecue, slaw and pups and more for $12 per plate, and a cash beer and wine bar. In addition to their families, dads can bring blankets, lawn chairs, Frisbees, dogs "and whatever they'd like to have with them to enjoy a day of well-deserved rest and relaxation," says the Estate's press release. 2010 The Plaza (free parking onsite); reservations or info at 704-376-3357 or

Nan and Byron's will host a brunch buffet 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15 at 1714 South Blvd.; 980-224-7492. Sibling 5Church (at 5th and Church streets) will also offer brunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 704-919-1322.\

Del Frisco's will be open for both lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (4:30-9 p.m.) June 15, with the full dinner menu and $49 three-course "Sunday Prime Pair" menu (an 8-ounce filet with shrimp, crabcake or scallops, plus salad and side). A $12 kids' menu will also be available. 4725 Piedmont Row Drive; 704-552-5502.