Chicago has everything you need to celebrate all the dads in your life this Father’s Day. Host a DIY whiskey tasting, treat dad to a free steak, grill out together in the backyard, or take them on a virtual food tour of Chicago — there are plenty of options to make the weekend special. Here are some ways to celebrate Father’s Day 2020 in Chicago.

Free steaks for fathers at III Forks Prime Steakhouse: All dining dads at III Forks Prime Steakhouse will receive a complimentary steak (limit $50 value) with the purchase of any entree (equal or greater value) on Sunday, June 21. This special is available for alfresco dining on the rooftop patio or curbside pick-up. 

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Eli’s Cheesecake Father’s Day specials: Eli’s Cheesecake will be offering special dessert options for Father’s Day, including Dad’s Double Dipped Crunch Dippers (frozen cheesecake hand-dipped in crunchy chocolate and served on a stick) and cakes with hand-piped messages. Local delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Grill kits from avec: The legendary West Loop spot is offering three different types of grill kits for Father’s Day. Smoke your own lamb shoulder, roast a marinated Slagel Farm chicken, or grill up some lamb burgers.

Virtual Whiskey Tasting with KOVAL: Learn the ins and outs of American whiskey while tasting three of KOVAL‘s single barrel whiskeys. This virtual class is perfect for beginners and old pros, and a great activity to do with dad whether you’re together or apart this year. Order your kit through the online shop for contactless pickup in Ravenswood.

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired gifts: If your dad is a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, look no further than Shop Wright. They carry plenty of cool items inspired by the local legend, from decor to glassware to furniture.

Chicago Friday Night Flights To Go: Get a taste of the city’s award-winning craft beer scene with a Chicago Friday Night Flights To Go box. Your box will come with nine full-size beers from local Chicago breweries, perfect for an at-home tasting experience.

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Ribeye & Bourbon from Mott St: Pick up a Father’s Day meal kit from Mott St, featuring a 32oz rib eye for you to grill at home, Weller Special Reserve Bourbon, and plenty of prepared side dishes.

Grill packages from Geja’s Cafe: Grab a Father’s Day feast for the grill from Geja’s Cafe in Lincoln Park. Options include surf & turf, kebabs, and steaks. All kits serve four people and include corn, potatoes, and veggie kebabs. Pre-order your kit now, kits will be available for pickup June 18 – 21.

Gifts from the Museum of Contemporary Art: All design-minded dads will love a gift from the excellent MCA shop. Their curated Father’s Day collection includes Andy Warhol socks, Off-White sweatshirts, and watches that look like a piece of art.

Father’s Day specials from Aba: Meaning “father” in Hebrew, Aba is providing grilling kits to help celebrate the dads in your life. Choose from chicken, beef, or salmon kebabs, plus enough asparagus, hummus, rice, salad, and pie to serve four people. The kit also comes with sauce, seasoning, and grilling tips.

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Lincoln Park Zoo virtual breakfast with animals: Start your morning with reptiles and amphibians with this Virtual Breakfast with Animals hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo. Whip up some breakfast with the family and tune in to the live stream of the animal feeding at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. All proceeds will support the zoo’s conservation and education efforts.

Bub City meal kits: Host an at-home barbecue with these meal packages from Bub City. Order a barbecue package with your choice of ribs or smoked brisket, plus all the fixings. You can even add on a whiskey bottle with a custom engraving as a special touch for dad.

Publican Quality Meats grilling kits: In the West Loop, PQM has Dad’s Day covered with a selection of curated grilling kits. The meat-centric options include a sausage sampler, burgers, barbecue chicken, pork shoulder, ribeye, and more. Grilling instructions are included with each.

Chicago Food Planet virtual food tour: Send dad a taste of Chicago with these food tours in a box. Chicago Food Planet is shipping their new boxes nationwide to help support local Chicago restaurants and specialty stores. Each experience includes 6 – 10 local Chicago products (from classic spots like The Spice House, Molly’s Cupcakes, Metropolis, The Fudge Pot, J.P. Graziano’s, and more) plus a virtual tour with one of their experienced guides.

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