Delicious Dining & Drinking Destinations To Take Dad: Local Where-To-Go Suggestions for Father’s Day

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 8:26 pm

Celestino RistoranteCelestino Ristorante

Eat and drink like an Italian Dad this Father’s Day and head to Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena for authentic Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Calogero Drago is manning the “grill” and serving up cuts of steak that will please any proud Papa! Indulge in the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a juicy t-bone steak cooked Florentine style or the Filetto di bue al Barolo e Patate Arrosto, a filet mignon simmered in Barolo wine and served with roasted potatoes or try the Lombato de Vitello alla Griglia, a succulent grilled veal chop. Pair these juicy meats with a bottle of dry Chianti or Barolo from Celestino Ristorante’s extensive wine list, which includes great bottles of bubbles, whites and reds like the Chardonnay Groth (2010) or the Brunello di Montalcino Carmigliano Riserva (2005). Dads who desire dessert can dig into a crisp and creamy Cannoli paired with a glass of Limoncello for a sweet ending to a great Father’s Day! Celestino Ristorante will be open for Father’s Day, Sunday June 21st, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm; 141 South Lake Avenue Pasadena; (626) 795-4006;


Magnolia HouseMagnolia House

This Father’s Day, get Dad out of the house he built and into the house where he can relax with great food, cocktails, beer and wine. Stop by Magnolia House for a bounty of Brunch treats during the day or dine over a delectable Dinner in the cozy bungalow on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena in the evening. Dads who treasure the traditional can begin with The Basics, a simply delicious brunch plate of two eggs, thick cut Applewood smoked bacon or all natural sausage with home fries and toast. Executive Chef Kyu Yi is also cooking up tasty omelets like the Bacon Omelet with Applewood smoked bacon, wild mushrooms, Bourbon onions and Gruyere (Also served with home fries and toast). Dads will also be happy to sink their teeth into the juicy Manly Burger, a prime dry-aged beef burgertopped with Gruyere cheese, wild arugula, house-made Harissa tomato ketchup and horseradish on a toasted Portuguese bun. Pair these satisfying dishes with a little liquid satisfaction, as Magnolia House’s Signature House Old Fashioneds On Tap will be flowing for just $5.00 all day! And enjoyable anytime of the day, The Lumberjack’s Breakfast is mixed with blended scotch, apple brandy, maple, cardamom syrup, lemon and egg whites. Beer guzzling Dads will also be happy with the fine selection of brews on tap, including the Mischief Belgian Strong Ale, Black Butte Porter and Craftsman 1903. With so much to offer every Dad this Father’s Day, Magnolia House just might become your Dad’s new home away from home (you are welcome Mom)! Magnolia House will be open for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21st, 2015 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; 492 South Lake Avenue Pasadena; (626) 584-1126;

Osawa PasadenaOsawa

For Dad’s who savor grill-time, swing by Osawa in Old Town Pasadena. Share a Shabu Shabu pot at the counter, where you can cook a delicious dinner with your kids. Succulent proteins range from tender Rib Eye ($21.00) served with tofu, Napa cabbage and Udon noodles to tasty Tonkotsu Silver Pork ($20.00), sliced thin and accompanied by tofu, Napa cabbage and Ramen noodles. Since Dad only deserves the best, why not splurge on the authentic Wagyu Beef from Saga ($89.00 or $39.00 for a half order) to throw into the pot as well! Also, do not miss out on fresh seafood selections that are perfect for Papa, like the Seafood Cigar With To-Ban-Jan Mayo ($8.00) or enjoy on a little fresh Sashimi of Tuna, Yellowtail, Octopus, Salmon, or the fresh catch of the day. Treat Dad to a bottle of Cold or Hot Sake, share an ice-cold pitcher of Asahi Draft Beer ($22.00) or sip on a glass of vibrant Iced Green Tea ($2.00). Dad will be nothing but pleased (and full) after this outstanding meal at Osawa! Osawa will be open for Father’s Day Sunday June 21st, 2015 for Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm; 77 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena; (626) 683-1150;


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