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Kelsi Maree | Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group | June 10, 2013
On June 16, shine a spotlight on Dad—not because you have to, but because you want to. You owe it to the man who was the prime investor in your lemonade stand, looked the other way when you crashed his Bentley and sat in the front row when you were bitten by the acting bug. Sure, you’ve already wrapped the Hermès tie you plan to gift him, but shouldn’t the day be just as special? Make it a date at these father-worthy destinations.
Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance
Take Dad for an eye-popping jaunt down Rodeo Drive for a view of the world’s most exclusive vintage automobiles, racecars and motorcycles. 200 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 323.308.8333, rodeodrive-bh.com
You may have looked up to Dad, but Dad was probably looking up to Sean Connery. So catch a double feature dedicated to the debonair Englishman, beginning with James Bond: Goldfinger before Connery plays Pops in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.461.2020, americancinemathequecalendar.com
Set your heart-healthy diet aside for a gastronomic adventure at the Hog Wild for Dad’s brunch. The pork-centric menu includes house-made sausage and French Laundry Ham, but Father gets a special nod with a glass of Thomas Keller’s White Apron pilsner and a jelly doughnut, compliments of the house. 235 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910, bouchonbistro.com
Sit down to a hearty meal at Jar’s chophouse dinner devoted to the man of the hour, and bond over fried Ipswich clams and the restaurant’s signature porterhouse for two. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.655.6566, thejar.com
Gornik & Drucker
Pamper pops with a clean, old-fashioned shave and a glass of The Macallan Scotch, courtesy of the barber. The Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7800, montagebeverlyhills.com