Once a year, paternal bonds are honored and fatherhood is celebrated in the timeless tradition we have come to know as Father's Day. This year's celebration is taking place on Sunday, June 21.
(It's bold because we don't want you to forget.)
Although Dad's big day is fast approaching, it's not too late to get the old man a little something to show your thanks and appreciation. Here's a list of several finds we found for a food-loving father:
1. Chocolate Covered Bacon Bouquet:
Chocolate covered bacon, enough said.
At Chocollazo Chocolate Trolley
(210-776-3963) you can find a very delightful treat for dad. For only $39.99, you can gift your father chocolate covered bacon, and for only $15 more you can also throw in six chocolate covered strawberries. But most importantly, bacon.
2. A Good Ole Fashioned Cake:
Who doesn't love cake?
Perhaps your father is a simple man and chocolate bacon isn't his thing. Well, you can always show your appreciation with a classic cake. The Cakeshop San Antonio
(18720 Stone Oak Pkwy., 210-490-4522) can cook up a nice dessert for you father and decorate it with everything he loves.
3. Chupacabra Rub:
The best meat rub you can get.
With the help of 2GringosSalsa
, you can give your dad the perfect rub this Father's Day. The San Antonio made Chupacabra Rub goes great with brisket, fajitas, ribs, steak, chicken and fish. You can get 25 ounces of the meat rub for only $13.30, but can buy it in quantities of up to 25 pounds.
4. Propane Refill:
Make your father feel like he's King of the Hill.
To compliment your father's new meat rub, you might need to get him some propane for his grill. Since 1995, Jeff's Back Yard
(435 W. Nakoma, 210-342-4760) has offered the cheapest propane refills in town. Prices vary depending on size, although, after every three refills you get a fourth for free!
5. A Ranger Creek Pint Glass
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Simple, yet satisfying.
If you dad likes to grill, he is bound to get thirsty. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
(4834 Whirlwind Drive, 210-775-2099) offers pint glasses that your dad can fill with his favorite brews. For the low price of only $5 you can get your dad a 6-ounce Imperial pint glass with black Ranger Creek logo.
That's a lot of beer.
If a pint glass isn't large enough to satisfy pop's thirst, stop by GS 1221, (1221 Broadway, 210-251-3184) where you can gift your dad a growler or stop to refill his if he already has one. Prices vary, but there is a rotating selection of craft beers to chose from that will be sure to leave your father happy. Or check out more growler options here.
Make your own wine? Why not?
Perhaps Dad isn't into beer, maybe he is more of a wine guy. At Stay Grape Urban Winery
(16630 San Pedro Ave., 210-344-9463) not only can you get delicious wines, but you can let the man who created you create his own wine! Although it takes up to 10 weeks to ferment the wine, the company will help your dad create his own label for his masterpiece. Cost ranges from $295 up to $540, but that comes with at least 28 bottles for dad's pleasure.
8. Leather Aprons:
The FoodWhore Company
Protect dad from and grease burns this Father's Day.
If your dad enjoys making masterpieces, make sure get him the proper attire to allow the artist to create. The FoodWhore Co.
is offering a sale on their aprons, and you can get them now for only $115. Made from thick canvas and hand-stitched leather, the aprons will provide your dad with the perfect outfit to create in the kitchen.
9. BarbarcoApparel T-Shirts:
I'd eat this shirt if I could.
If you want to dress up dad but for a lesser cost then stop by BarbacoApparel
and check out their wide selection of T-shirts. You can pick up any of their available t-shirts, including the "Bean & Cheese", shirt for only $24.
10. Beard Balms:
Barrel House Beard Co.
Keeping pops smelling fresh is always important.
Dad's got some wispy face follicles he's fond of? Through Barrel House Beard Company
(210-595-9018) you can order a 2-ounce can of their "Old Fashioned" beard balm for only $22. The balm, which is reminiscent of a cocktail, is scented with orange, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. It is a must have for any bearded dad.