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Five Fathers Day Must-Eats

If your dad is like mine, the best way to make him happy might be through his stomach.


Mastiff Kitchen and Catering

Try the hot dog family pack that comes with five housemade hot dogs and house kraut, roasted peppers and onions, pickled jalapenos, and whole grain mustard for toppings. Creamy mac n’ cheese and caramelized Brussels sprouts also come on the side with options to add extras like white bean chile or cheese sauce. There will also be a bratwurst special available at the Liberty Public Market location.

Blind Lady Ale House

Order everything you love from the restaurants’ prodigious beer selection to daily pizza specials, take and make pizza kits, bags of avocados, cookies, and sides of hot chili oil. Ordering online is super easy and everything will be ready to grab and go when you get there.

Fish 101

If your dad hasn’t picked up a Baja fish burrito and devoured it on a nice perch by the water, he hasn’t gotten the most out of his San Diego experience. Locations in Cardiff and Leucadia are offering a limited menu for prepaid takeout or delivery.

Da Chicken Coop

Made by Coop’s West Texas Barbecue, this place makes the fried chicken of your dreams. Also, chicken and waffles and fried fish baskets. Call Coop’s for pickup or order through DoorDash or UberEats for delivery

The Plot Express

Takeout for plant-based dads has never been more life-altering. Try specialty sushi rolls, the Crabby Mac made with locally grown lion’s mane mushrooms, and finish with a slice of pineapple cherry upside-down cake.     *Please note that masks and social distancing practices may be required for all pick-ups. Contact businesses for updated menus, dine-in options, and operating hours.*

Maria Hesse
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