Most moms are thrilled to get a card and some nice flowers for their special day, but that kind of symbolism is lost on your dad, who won’t know that you love him unless you physically take him on a trip to the city of Scottsdale this Father’s Day. Of course, when you visit Scottsdale with your dad, every day will be full of fun and adventure, so you’ll need to fuel up before you hit the road. Brunch is the way to go. Hint: brunch is on you, not your old man. And maybe don’t call him “old man” to his face.
SASSI – Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Father’s Day (that’s Sunday, June 17th, in case you forgot). It’s $50 for each adult and $25 for children 12 and under, and the wee ones (4 and under) eat for free. The buffet-style menu is diverse, offering everything from breakfast and salads to desserts and fancier entrees like carved beef strip sirloin.
Tanzy – Father’s Day brunch at Tanzy is pretty special, because from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Father’s Day, Dad and the rest of the family get the usual brunch options plus the special clam bake. Adults eat for $42, kids 12 and under eat for $20 and kids 6 and under eat for free. Many people visit Scottsdale for the sunshine and the golf. Eventually they discover the delicious seafood at Tanzy, too.
Octane Raceway – It’d be an odd name if it were a restaurant. It isn’t. Folks go to Octane Raceway in the city of Scottsdale to race karts, but for the third year in a row they’ll also go to chow down with Dad. The “Father’s Day Man Brunch” starts at 10 a.m. and includes the manly staples of bacon, sausage, French toast, bacon, waffles, sausage and bacon. And sausage. Racing starts at 10:30. The package costs $22 per person, but if you show up with three or more in your group, Dad does everything for free.
Look, chances are good that Dad is footing the bill for the whole family’s vacation. It’s the least you can do to pick up the check one day each year. Luckily, the city of Scottsdale offers a few ways for you to do just that – while you stuff your own face as well. If the competitive juices need to be flowing, there’s always the kart racing. On Father’s Day, though, just make sure the old man wins.